Bay Bridge Challenge

The 2022 Bay Bridge Challenge, the annual “friendly rivalry” event between BLBC and our colleagues of
the San Francisco BLC was held at the Berkeley green on Saturday, September 17. Cutting to the chase,
Berkeley won a hard-fought and close match-up by 6 ½ games to 5 ½.
Six triples teams from both clubs competed for the honors, with Berkeley taking the morning round by 4
games to 2. But San Francisco did not give up the shield easily, coming back to take the afternoon 3 ½ to
2 ½. Close, but not quite enough to prevent the trophy returning to its rightful home.
There was good bowling all round and one is loathe to single out particular individuals or teams, but
special mention must go to the afternoon trio of Sal Garcia-Lemus, Gary Burns (actually a dual SF-
Berkeley member who was “lent” to us by SF for the occasion), and Stephen Ng. Down by 10 points to 2
by the 4 th end, they clawed their way back, with one-point wins on 9 of the next 10 ends, to bring about
an 11-11 tie. That half point meant that we did not need go to overall differential points to decide the
final outcome. Well done to them and to all Berkeley bowlers whose overall performance won the day.
Thanks, as always, to our hospitality crew for refreshments, to everyone who helped with green set up,
and to Greenskeeper Ann Brillhart for ensuring a good, fast-running surface.

Trophy Presentatoin
Trophy Presentation