Peter 'Pedro' Tappenden with his medal.
Peter 'Pedro' Tappenden with his medal. Contributed GLA040518PEDRO

'Pedro' bronze day on green

LAWN BOWLS: Leading Mt Larcom bowler Peter Tappenden recently competed at the Musgrave Hill Bowls Club with resounding success.

The man they call Pedro had two bites at the cherry for some bling and brought home a bronze medal in the singles final.

Tappenden took control of the game from the start against Brian Pownell to win 25-17.

By end 11 he had 16 shots to his name and while his opponent Pownell held three, he refused to go down without a fight and claimed seven shots over the next five ends.

Tappenden also joined John McGahan in the pairs, but unfortunately Pedro could not repeat his bronze medal-winning feats in the singles.

In the bronze final skip Leigh Hewish and team-mate Graeme Tickle were the dominant force from the start, McGahan and skip Tappenden collected some good multiples and closed the gap to just a one-shot margin.

Despite closing the gap they were unable to ascertain the lead which allowed Hewish and Tickle to stay in the lead throughout the final to finish as the bronze medallists with a 24-18 victory.