The 2016 English Rinks were held at Stanley
Indoor Bowls on Sunday 27th March.
The competition was contested by 6 teams
from Sunderland, 6 from Durham, 4 from Northumberland and 1 from
The Knockout Stages were highly competitive
and made for good viewing. In the end four teams emerged as the
Semi-Finalists, 2 from Sunderland, 1 from Northumberland, and
1 from Durham.
Durham's John Leonard team was too strong
for Northumberland skipped by Tony Cuthbert, and Sunderland,
skipped by Tommy Haram overcame the other Sunderland team skipped
by Frank Froud.
The final was played at a good tempo with
Durham taking two shots in the first end and three shotsoin the
second. That was enough to see how the game was going to turn
out with Durham coming out as worthy winners in the end.
John Leonard, Ian Clark, Steven Templeton & David Templeton