The weekend of the 11th and 12th of February saw the BUCS Ten Pin Bowling Championships 2012 taking place at 1st Bowl Nottingham. This saw Warwick three men’s teams with a total of seventeen men, and one ladies team of three, to bowl nine games made up of three rounds of three game series’ across the weekend. The men’s teams consisted of six players, where each would bowl three games of doubles, three games of trios and either a singles or fives, with the ladies bowling three games of trios, three games of singles and three games of either singles or doubles.
The Warwick men’s A team bowled superbly, against some tough competition and finished 2nd in the final standings, coming home with silver medals. This resulted in Warwick A’s team score from last year being beaten by this year’s team by over 560 pins, with many of the returning participants improving on previous BUCS averages. This excellent achievement demonstrates the extremely high level of ability possessed by some of the members of this not highly recognised club. The ladies team didn’t fare too badly either, finishing 4th overall, to end up just outside the medal positions.
The individuals’ rankings also reflected the talent of some of the Warwick players, with three men finishing within the top 30 players: Jack Adams finished 15th with a 191 average, Alex Minns 18th with a 188 and Tom Prickett 30th with a 174. The top Warwick score was by Jack Adams, bowling a 245 game and a top series of 631.
The club, which runs a handicapped internal league for members every week, is always looking out for new people, with many of the individuals who participated in this tournament not having any previous competition or club experience prior to joining the university.