The pins were falling big time at the Leisureplex Bowling Alley on the Malahide Road on Tuesday evening for the third Turkish Airlines Bowling competition, which is now a major social event for the trade in Belfast, Dublin and Cork.
Teams from all over Dublin took part, impressing with their bowling skills, and the Turkish Airlines hospitality was exceptional as usual with Onur Gul, Onder Gencer and Alper Sean Kanburoglu on hand to ensure fair play and food and drink a plenty for all.
The leading team from all three tournaments in Belfast, Dublin and Cork will travel to Istanbul to play in the Grand Final, competing against other winners from 45 countries.
The winning team on the night was BCD Travel – Rachel McKay, Brendan Egan and Kevin Smithwick – with 687 points, followed by HRG with 680 points and Cassidy Travel on 678 points – not enough to get to Istanbul but none the less a great score.
The overall Irish winner for the second year in a row is Selective Travel from Belfast with 825 points, who go on to represent Ireland in Istanbul.