After a break of ten years, the Novices Bowl was played for on 8th December 2012. This competition is open to club members who haven't won an individual competition in previous years. This means, of course, that you can only win the trophy once.
Despite the lapse of ten years, only two club members declared themselves ready to compete for the trophy. Therefore Amy and George went straight into the final, a match played for straight chalks over fourteen ends.
It was a closely fought match with Amy taking a two point lead in the middle of the match thanks to two twos - one of them an eight pin. In the eleventh end though George set a three with Amy only able to reply with a four. The next end saw George reply to Amy's four with a three, levelling the score with two ends to go.
Amy took the thirteenth end with a four to George's five. Then she set a two in the final end to leave George requiring a floorer to level the score and force a play-off. This would have been an opportune time for his first floorer but it wasn't to be and Amy took the match 7-5.