Pembrokeshire’s Special Olympics win in Plymouth

Pembrokeshire Disability Bowling Club

Members of Pembrokeshire Disabled Bowlers’ Club recently  travelled to Plymouth in readiness for the one-day Special Olympics event at the Plymouth Life Centre indoor bowls green.

All competitors are put into leagues according to their ability (A to D).  They played in a pairs format, with each game lasting one hour and 15 minutes.  Our Pembrokeshire lads were in league C and were two out of four teams entered in this category.  Competing teams came from Plymouth, Sheffield, Cardiff and Pembrokeshire.

All of Pembrokeshire’s bowlers played to the best of their ability and won medals in their category.
Simon Eaton and James Tyler, coached by Steve Whitmore, won silver; while Lee Bower and John Ellis, coached by Madeline Roberts, took bronze.  John Ellis was especially pleased as it was his first medal for playing bowls.

Olwyn Whitmore and John Bower went as helpers.  Without our wonderful drivers we wouldn’t have been able to have attended the competition, so a big thank you goes to Alan Dennison and Ian Barnes.
Pembrokeshire Disabled Bowlers Club would also like to thank everyone who helped make this all possible.