OVER 80'S TOURNAMENT
September 15-18, 2009


The Over 80's Tournament is one of several Sun City Lawn Bowls Club annual events. It is open to any club member who reaches the age of 80 any time during the calendar year in which it occurs. Recent winners can be found in the Champions link in the main menu.

The tournament is played over a 4-day period, typically beginning Tuesday and ending Friday. The Tournament Director posts a sign-up sheet at the club "shack" prior to the event.

  Day 1  
All contestants play - they are matched by random draw.
  Day 2  
All contestants play - they are matched by random draw.
  Day 3  
The four contestants with the highest standing play - they are matched by random draw.
  Day 4  
The contestants who have achieved the highest standing in the prior matches compete for the title.

The Champion and Runner-Up each receive a plaque.

The Tournament Director established the following point scoring system for this year's tournament:

  • Match winners are awarded two Game Points
  • If a match results in a tie, both players are awarded one Game Point.
  • Ranking of players with the same number of Game Points is determined by the number of Plus Points.
Wins
 
The number of matches the player has won.
Ties
 
The number of matches that ended with both contestants scoring the same number of points.
Plus Points
 
The numerical point difference in the final score of a match. This number is limited to 10 for any match.

Eight club members entered the 2009 competition:

Charlie Fox Gene Hendershott Ed Malinowski Bob McGee
Doris Rahm Joe Rahm Frank Strong Evelyn Tiel

STANDINGS AFTER DAY 2
 
   
Wins/Ties
Game Pts.
Plus Pts.
1 Tiel
2/0
4
20
2 Fox
2/0
4
13
3 Rahm (Joe)
1/1
3
6
4 Malinowski
1/0
2
8

DAY 1 RESULTS - 15 SEPTEMBER
       
Tiel
+10
vs
Strong
Malinowski
+8
vs
Hendershott
Rahm (Joe)
+6
vs
McGee
Fox
+3
vs
Rahm (Doris)
DAY 2 RESULTS - 16 SEPTEMBER
       
Fox
+10
vs
Strong
Tiel
+10
vs
McGee
Rahm (Doris)
+6
vs
Hendershott
Rahm (Joe)
(Tie)
Malinowski
DAY 3 RESULTS - 17 SEPTEMBER
       
Tiel
+10
vs
Fox
Rahm (Joe)
+5
vs
Malinowski
DAY 4 RESULT - 18 SEPTEMBER
       
Joe Rahm defeats Evelyn Tiel 9-8
to win the tournament.