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About 40 people (and 3 dogs — avoiding firework bangs and whooshes!) enjoyed an evening of fun and friendly competition on bonfire night at the Jolly Farmer in Blacknest. The dogs didn't bowl but everyone else did. The event was a joint GAP one at which Alton Methodist and St. Lawrence churches were represented. Individual scores varied 'quite a lot' and the two people who achieved the lowest score were suitably rewarded for their efforts with wooden spoons- always very useful in the kitchen! The spectacular trophy (an adapted door stop with skittling figures atop) was awarded according to the sum of the top three scores on each team. Alton Methodist scored a total of 59 and St. Lawrence were the victors with 69. After the team competition the food was served and chat ensued until the final individual competition, 'Killer' began. All eyes were on the skittles and the score board. Each player had three lives and gradually, by failing to knock any skittles down, lives were lost and only John Wheeler and Anthony were still playing. John was left with only one skittle to aim at and this time he missed, leaving Anthony the winner.

It was a really good evening. Thanks to Tim Codling of St. Lawrence for making all the booking arrangements and to David Allan for managing the play and keeping score.

When's the next GAP challenge ??

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