Bevan Letton wins the Bob Hams competition on Kangaroo Island for 2020

OVER 70s: Sponsor Ron hams with bowlers Neil Arnold, John Vigar, John Bury, Kevin Jarman, Bevan Letton, Chris Van De Mere, Peter McGill, Graham Morris, David O'Brien, Ross Smith, Rohan Kaehne and Bevan Patterson. Photo supplied
OVER 70s: Sponsor Ron hams with bowlers Neil Arnold, John Vigar, John Bury, Kevin Jarman, Bevan Letton, Chris Van De Mere, Peter McGill, Graham Morris, David O'Brien, Ross Smith, Rohan Kaehne and Bevan Patterson. Photo supplied

Bevan Letton of Parndana has won the Bob Hams Over 70's lawn bowls competition on Kangaroo Island for 2020.

With many interruptions to the bowling program last year, the Bob Hams Overs 70's dates had to be rearranged, causing some confusion for players who had made previous arrangements.

However, 12 players lined up for the two-day event on December 9 and then December 16.

This year Parndana took its turn at hosting the event. The green and surroundings looked magnificent as players arrived.

A special thank-you to Clare and Chris Downing, who prepared the green and morning tea ready for all, and to Jackie Kelly who prepared the draw.

The first day saw five players have two-game wins.

At the beginning of the last game, it appeared that organisers might have needed a series of five end play offs as several had three winning games.

TROPHY WINNER: 2020 Bob Hams Over 70's lawn bowls competition winner Bevan Letton with sponsor Ron Hams. Photo supplied

TROPHY WINNER: 2020 Bob Hams Over 70's lawn bowls competition winner Bevan Letton with sponsor Ron Hams. Photo supplied

But at the final game, Bevan was the only four game winner for the competition this year.

Bevan is a nephew of Bob Hams and I am sure Bob would have been quite pleased about Bevan's win.

This being the 41st year of the event with Dudley Kelly the first winner also being a Parndana Player.

I would like to say thank-you to all who have supported this competition over the years and we intend to keep sponsoring for the coming years.

The markers, green keepers, and all from each club, who help on the days to make this the successful part of the bowls year on our Island, a very sincere thank-you.

And most importantly thanks also to the men who enter each year and obviously enjoy the challenge and fellowship, which is evident with the companionship shown in the club rooms after each of the two weeks.

Next year will be the Kingscote club's turn to host and hoping without the COVID threat, we will have a few more to compete.

Thank-you to all and have a great 2021. - Ron Hams

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