2022 Berkeley Triples Tournament, Report by Jim Corr and Rolayn Tauben
The 2022 BLBC Triples Tournament took place in pleasant bowling weather on Saturday, April 2. A nice round number of eighteen players, making for six teams, had signed up for the event, and the team formations were set by random draw after bowlers were first assigned as Skip, Vice, or Lead.
The preliminary round consisted of three 10-end games, at the end of which only one trio: Dave McMullen (Skip), Sal Garcia-Lemus (Vice), and Rolayn Tauben (Lead) had come through with a clean sheet, winning all three of their games with consistently fine bowling. Second in the standings at that point were Hugo Deaux, Cindy Moss, and Joseph Chow, edging out the team of Jim Corr, Glenn Nunez, and Des Simpson on scored points differential.
The stage was set for an interesting 12-end final, since Hugo’s team had suffered their sole defeat against Dave’s—and by a single point. Hugo, Cindy, and Joseph leapt into an early lead of 7 points and never relinquished it, although Dave, Sal, and Rolayn fought back valiantly to draw level on the 5th end before Hugo’s team turned it on and ran out handy winners by 16-9.
So, congratulations to Hugo, Cindy, and Joseph as the 2022 Triples Champions! Certificates will be presented to them at our Annual General Meeting and their names will be engraved on the Club tournament winners board.
Many thanks to BLBC’s Triples Tournament Director, Daniel G., for a fun and exciting tournament on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Much appreciation to our volunteers who helped expedite the games, especially Dave and Annie who rolled the green before the event, and to our Hospitality Committee for providing refreshments.
L-R: Dave McMullen, Sal Garcia-Lemus, Rolayn Tauben, Cindy Moss, Hugo Deaux, Joseph Chow