The fifth annual Penryn & Falmouth Bowls Challenge was blessed with glorious weather when it took place over the course of a weekend at Penryn Bowling Club.

The first day saw 24 smartly turned out bowlers from Falmouth, Mylor, Penryn and Stithians making up eight teams of mixed triples.

The match, sponsored by Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors and organised with the help of the bowling club, was played on a round robin basis, with the top four teams going through to the final on the second day.

Day one saw a total of 42 ends being played by each team. The leaders at lunch were Stithians A with 12 points, followed by Falmouth A with nine points.

By the end of the day Penryn A had taken the lead (16 pts) with Stithians slipping to a close second (15pts) and both going through to play off for first and second place. They were joined by Mylor B (13pts) and Penryn B (12pts) battling out for third place. In the end the Penryn A team made up of Kevin Phillips, Chris Syer and Nigel Missen managed to retain their lead and take the top spot with 21 points, winning the Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors Challenge Plate. They were followed by Stithians A (19pts) in second, Mylor B third and Penryn B fourth.

The winning team thanked Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors for sponsoring the event and said that their prize money would be donated to Children’s Hospice South West. The other prize winners were also pleased to announce that their prize money would be donated to charity.

Roy Sanders, speaking on behalf of the Funeral Directors, said: “Once again it was a great pleasure to sponsor this successful event at Penryn Bowling Club. We thank the club members for their help in organising the event and the back up support for the hospitality provided.

“It is a true reflection of the contestants’ character that local charity is also benefiting from this enjoyable weekend. “ “We look forward to next year when we hope that the weather will again be in our favour and maybe produce a new winner.”