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East Coast Challenge (ECC): Southeast defeats Northeast 37-25

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Southeast team members and the winner's trophy

The two East coast divisions in Bowls USA went head to head Oct 21-22, 2017, in Pinehurst NC in a battle involving 15 lawn bowlers from each division. Asheville's representatives on the Southeast team were Steve Nelson and Jon Peele. (If Asheville bowlers wish to be considered for the ECC in 2018, contact Steve for more information.)

The 15 bowlers from each team were evenly divided into three squads who competed against their counterparts in a variety of disciplines. On day one Southeast won 12 of 16 matches in pairs and triples and took a 24-12 lead. Day two featured singles and fours, and the Northeast dug deep and played even up in the morning but couldn’t close the gap as Southeast held firm to come within a point of winning the trophy entering the final six matches. Needing only one win or a tie, Southeast wrapped up the tournament when Nelson defeated a Northeast bowler in singles at which point the other five matches were conceded. Final score Southeast 37-Northeast 25.

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