Bowls for the visually impaired
PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 April 2015
A FOUR-DAY bowls tournament for the visually impaired will take place in Weston at the end of the month.
The event, run by Worle Lions Club, is in its fifth year and will see more than 50 bowlers compete against each other.
Members from across North Somerset have been trained to be callers at the event and some have even progressed to become directors for visually impaired bowlers.
Two members of the Worle Lions, Keith and Sylvia Cook, have even helped two bowlers become world champions since getting involved in the sport.
The couple stepped in as directors for Ron Homer and Nancy Cheeseman after they were invited to take part in the International Bowls For The Disabled 2015 World Championships in New Zealand but had no directors to help them.
Ron and Keith won a gold medal and Nancy and Slyvia won a silver medal. But now the couple are back on English soil and are busy organising the event in Weston.
This year’s tournament will take place at Clarence Park from April 30 to May 3 with sessions beginning at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm each day.