The annual Beaver Scouts’ ten pin bowling competition was held at the Surestrike bowling alley in Ramsey on Sunday 28th February 2016. Beaver Scouts from 1st Ballaugh, 1st Douglas Buggane (Monday), 1st Douglas Loaghtan (Thursday), 1st Laxey, 2nd Onchan (Tuesday), 2nd Onchan (Thursday), 3rd Peel and 1st Rushen took part and they all had a great time.
For some Beavers it was their first competition since joining their Colony and for some their first experience of ten pin bowling. For several Beavers it was the first time they had to bowl without the aid of the chutes. This all led to some very interesting bowling techniques!
The number of Beavers from each Colony was not restricted, so, as there were different numbers of participants from different Colonies, to decide the winner the average score for each Colony was calculated. 1st Douglas Buggane (Monday) won the competition last year and repeated the victory this year. They achieved the best average score of 67.0 which won them the Bowling Shield and Bowling Pin. In second place was Rushen and third was Onchan Thursday.
There were also trophies for the highest scoring Beavers. Jennifer Mordue, of 1st Douglas Buggane, won the trophy for the highest individual score for a Beaver aged under 7 , with a score of 95. The 7 and over trophy was won by Daniel Critchley of Rushen with a score of 94.