In the international tournament held in Hard, Austria, on the 16th of April, the Maltese Raffa Bowls team wins third place when competing against sixteen teams from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Poland, and Liechtenstein. In this high-level tournament, attracting the top Raffa Bowls players from Europe and monitored by the EBA (European Bowls Association) and the CBI (Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale) the Maltese players David Farrugia, Reno Farrugia, and Stefan Farrugia were accompanied by the Malta Raffa Bowls Club President, Adrian Sciberras.
In the first game, the Maltese team competed against the skilled Austrian team winning this first round, 12-5. For the following round, the Maltese Raffa Bowls team played against the Germans. In this tactical and challenging match the Maltese won by one point with the score of 12-11, leading them to the quarterfinals. The Liechtenstein team was up next against the Maltese team. The Maltese Raffa Bowls players won this round by 12-13 leading them to the semi-finals played in another Raffa Bowls pitch located also in Hard. The Maltese Raffa Bowls team ended their participation in the international tournament when losing to the capable and strong Swiss team 12-2 and placing third with the total of six points. The Swiss team won the international Austrian tournament for Raffa Bowls with nine points, whilst the Liechtenstein team was runner up with eight points.
The Malta Raffa Bowls Club kept all its followers well updated by live updates of scores and pictures on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MaltaRaffaBowlsClub). A number of followers have wished the Maltese Raffa Bowls team good luck and congratulated the player’s success on the same Facebook page.