Trophy handover at IW Bowls.
THE final of the Bowls IW mixed competition was played at Ryde Marina and produced a newname on the trophy.
Reigning champions Ryde Marina were up against first-time finalists Sandown in front of enthusiastic supporters from both clubs.
The rink skipped for Sandown, by Bob Mortlock, and for Ryde, Colin Hoath, was a hard-fought match and nip and tuck until end nine, when Sandown took a commanding lead.
The rink skipped by Gary Soal, for Sandown, and Alan Cawdell, for Ryde, was a slow scoring match, with Sandown gradually tightening their grip.
Tea brought a change of fortune for Ryde but Sando won quickly to get on top again, with the final aggregate score going to Sandown, 34-21.
The Tennyson Trophy was presented to Sandown captain, John Ince by Bowls IW ladies’ president June James.
Ryde Marina: Jill Bick, Simon Gibbs, Anne Hoath, Colin Hoath, Sandra Cawdell, Peggy Evans, Dennis Mulhern, Alan Cawdell.
Sandown: Mhairi Day, Maureen Burgess, John Atrill, Bob Mortlock, Gina Higgs, Janet Ince, David Higgs, Gary Soal.