Over 60's Open Pairs

Kindly sponsored by T Ward & Son

Competition Report

The Hawcoat Park Over 60's pairs, played in dry and calm conditions on Friday 31st May, saw the tournament favourites, Roy Moxham & Tony Kneale come through a stiff draw to take the title in defeating Dave Jackson & John Proudfoot in the 2019 final. The home men beat off the challenge of the Lakes pairing of Steve Ashburn & Dave McRoy in the quarters, when all seemed lost, with Dave lying two touchers for game, only to see Roy strike, break up the end, but leaving the jack still on the green. Steve then followed up with a foot bowl over 40 yards, only to see Tony plant one inside with his last bowl to secure victory. Roy & Tony went on to defeat the all lady pairing of Glenys McDonald & Wendy Holmes in the semis.

In the other half of the draw, Dave & John defeated the Askam pairing of Mike Askew & Peter Richards in the quarters, before seeing off the challenge of the ladies from Bolton-Le-Sands, Pat Hamer & Denise Bartholomew, who had previously had an outstanding victory against two home bowlers in the previous round, and will surely be gracing our greens in competitions to come.


Results

Quarter-Finals

G McDonald & W Holmes 21  v  A France & M Ratcliffe 12

R Moxham & A Kneale 21  v  S Ashburn & D McRoy 19

P Hamer & D Bartholomew 21  v  R May & I France 3

D Jackson & J Proudfoot 21  v  M Askew & P Richards 20

Semi-Finals

Roy & Tony 21  v  Glenys & Wendy 15

Dave & John 21  v  Pat & Denise 9

Final

Roy & Tony 21  v  Dave & John 11