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Juniors Singles Title defended.

posted Feb 15, 2017, 12:45 PM by Balmoral Bowls
Like 2016, a large field of 16 entrants stepped out  last Sunday  to contest  the Junior Singles title  in the same one day format with qualifying played across 4 games of 12 ends to find top four players to play in finals later in the day.
Some familiar faces were in the hunt, and new players made their mark across qualifying  which saw only one 4 winner.  
The semi finalists  were  randomly drawn to play as follows with their qualifying results shown.
  • Chris Watkins ( 4W)  v  Graham Farley  (3 W, 29 Ends)
  • Steve Lamont ( 3W, 30 E) v Ian Hughes (3W 28 E)
Both Chris and Ian had dominating wins across the 12 ends playing accurate  bowls that bought the prospect of  tight and absorbing final to follow.
Chris  made  no race of the final, stretching out to an early 7-0 lead after 3 ends  and while Ian battled back  to pick up some points, Chris's accuracy, as it had been all day was relentless.  After 10 ends  with the score at 13-4  Ian conceded  to give Chris the Juniors Singles Title for the 2nd year running.  
A great effort  by Chris, as defending titles is a tricky ask at best, let alone at a time when  the club has many keen and able Juniors  in its ranks.

2016/17 Junior Singles  Semi-Finalists from L to R:  Ian Hughes,     
Steve Lamont, Chris Watkins & Graham Farley