Halifax Bowling Club were proud to receive the communities award for contribution to the older generation. The award was accepted by Ernie Morris and Enid Akroyd, two of the older club members who still regularly attend the club and enjoy the social activities and events.

The community awards were presented at an enjoyable evening hosted by Halifax Academy and organised by the ward forum.

On a windy,cool morning twenty ladies contested Halifax Bowling Club's Connelly Pairs. An experienced lady bowler was paired with a less experienced one.
After several exciting games the semi finalists were Christine Austin and Anne Mullaney, Barbara Gee and Ann Ranton, Carol Onions and Bev Clayton and Mavis Walker and Elspeth Hartley.
Both semi finals were superb games with Christine and Anne coming out on top 15-14 against Barbara and Ann and in the other semi new bowler Carol and Bev also came out on top by the narrowest of margins at 15-14.

 The final was a "nip and tuck" affair. Carol and Bev went into a 14-11 lead and were holding a "2" for game before Bev knocked one of Anne's bowls in for Christine and Anne to score a single and put the score at 14-12. Christine and Anne then ran out with another single and a pair to take the final by 15-14. The other ladies appreciated the excellent bowling.

The winners were presented with the cup by last years winners Lorraine Tomlinson and Barbara Gee. Thanks were expressed to the ladies for providing food and to Lynda for running the competition.

Photo of prize winners at Halifax Bowling Club’s Prize Presentation. In photo, centre the club’s Lady President  Margot Handsley, who presented the prizes. Next to Margot , David Holbrook who presented the Sheila Holbrook Pairs trophies to Chloe Hirst and Frank Higgins. The man in the centre in the red jacket is one of the league’s senior players Eddie Hodgson, who won the Division 2 Tuesday Evening Pairs league with Ken Sharkey, playing as Dad & Lad.