Last Friday was the 8th running of the inaugural IEPS Dads’ Bowling event. Eager competitors arrived early, clad in tightly fitting sporting attire gifted last Christmas, ready for an evening of intense focus and rivalry.
The first round of Pizza arrived fashionably late, allowing time for the commentary team to debate the rules in detail over the microphone while trying to explain them. A confused but enthused rabble hit the greens for 6 x 2 ends of competition with roaming commentary and interactive player interviews. At the end of the home and away season 4 teams tied for second. A playoff to reach the final ensued with Michael Hobsbawn taking team 8 into the finals against top of the table Team 5 led by Brian Motz.
The final also came down to a playoff bowl, where Michael secured the Championship with his team members Darren De Banks, Jason Wood and Murray Mitchell.
The raffle first prize of a $500 Westfield voucher was won by Ed Griffiths (not rigged) second prize by Jason Woods (also not rigged).
A massive thank you to Ivanhoe East Bowling Club, Foodworks, and most of all Ed Griffiths who was announced as the first life-member of IEPS Dads’ Bowling after organising it for the last 7 years, and making it the success we all enjoy!