Slemko, Ingram win singles

Tom Slemko and Phyl Ingram won the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club's men's and women's singles tournaments earlier this month.

Tom Slemko and Phyl Ingram won the Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club’s men’s and women’s singles tournaments earlier this month.

Slemko topped a field of 13 bowlers in the men’s singles on July 7 and 8, narrowly defeating Gary Robinson in the final game.

Both Slemko and Robinson were undefeated going into the final, and both made spectacular shots in the close title game, but Slemko emerged victorious by the score of 15-13.

Ingram edged Betty Locke in the women’s singles final a week later. Ingram set a club record by winning her fourth women’s singles championship. Locke has won the trophy three times.

To reach the final, Ingram had to get past Penny Irvine, who gave her quite a challenge in the semifinals. After 20 ends of play, Ingram edged by Irvine 15-13.