The Worshipful Company of Actuaries held its annual ten-pin bowling event at the All Star Lanes in Holborn, London, on 11 March 2014.
Eight teams competed for the trophy, including recent winners 'Snakes on a lane' from Barnett Waddingham and 'Size 16 balls' from Swiss Re. But it was 'Three blind demolition men" who demolished the field. Their team consisted of Bill Harris and James Teasdale from Exactval, ably supported by Charles Cowling, the current Master of the Company, and they were clear winners with a combined score of 388. The other seven teams were very closely packed, with 'More strikes than the London Underground' (315) just edging out 'Great bowls of fire' (312) to take the silver medal. Other teams competing included 'Lucky strike', 'The bowling stones' and 'TW strikers'.
Top individual scorers were Bill Harris (157), Darren Charles (130) and James Teasdale (125). For the first time there was a prize for the top individual and Bill was presented with a rare WCA-branded 'Poundland' biro which he will surely treasure for some time.