JOSH Mordue (Pudsey) was the winner of the West Riding Merit after defeating Gary Foulkes (Ossett Flying Horse) in the final.

Mordue came through the field of 27, winning a total of five games, with his toughest a 21-19 verdict against Danny Teale (Ossett Flying Horse) in the semi-finals.

Foulkes never got going in the final as Mordue eased to a comfortable 21-12 success to become champion.

Last 16: Nick Jagger (Harold Club) 21 Graham Higgins (Ossett Flying Horse) 13, John Armitage (Littlemoor) 16 Josh Mordue (Pudsey) 21, Phil Thornton (Littlemoor) 14 Danny Teale (Ossett Flying Horse) 21, Joe Stockdale (Guiseley) 15 Jim Moorin (Littlemoor) 21, Jennie Miller (Hightown) 12 Marc Armitage (Littlemoor) 21, Trevor Benn (Harold Club)( 21 Chris Mordue (Pudsey) 19, Russell Harker (Heckmondwike) 12 Gary Foulkes (Ossett Flying Horse) 21, Ian Shaw (Pudsey) 21 Alan Mazurke (Littlemoor) 16. Quarter-finals: Jagger 8 Mordue 21, Teale 21 Moorin 11, Armitage 19 Benn 21, Foulkes 21 Shaw 19. Semi-finals: Mordue 21 Teale 19, Benn 17 Foulkes 21. Final: Mordue 21 Foulkes 12.

* YORKSHIRE'S youngsters defeated Warwick & Worcester 415-408 to win the British Crown Green Junior County Championship.

In the home match at Golcar Liberal Club, Yorkshire carded nine winners with James Hick (Almondbury Lib) 21-6 the pick of them as the hosts took the aggregate by 44 chalks.

Yorkshire struggled in the away match at YOK BC in Solihull, carding only three winners. Nathan Dobson of Littlemoor produced a great 21-11 effort but his side lost by 37 chalks.

It meant Yorkshire edged the match by just seven chalks as they made it three consecutive wins, having beaten Wales in the 2015 final and Warwick & Worcester last year.

Home scores – Yorkshire 233 Warwick & Worcester 189 (Yorkshire names first): Cameron Ghaffar (Almondbury Lib) 21 Lucas Hall 14, Callum Wadsworth (Shepley) 21 Ciaran Andrews 16, Ethan Wareing (Kikrheaton Con) 15 Liam Lowery 21, Sam Holmes (Hillcrest) 21 Tommy McDonald 18, Eleanor Broadley 21 Dawson Rose 13, Sophie Brown (Kirkheaton Con) 21 Josh Weaver 12, James Hick (Almondbury Lib) 21 Michael Madden 6, Elliott Heap (Broad Oak) 21 Ryan Hocknull 14, Ben Falkingham (Littlemoor) 9 Louis Jones 21, Scott Shaw (Almondbury) 21 William Clarke 13, Harrison Messenger (Grange Moor) 20 Andy Ford 21, Jordan Wike (Pudsey) 21 Mathew Parkes 20.

Away scores – Yorkshire 182 Warwick & Worcester 219 (Yorkshire names first): Bailey Rice (Hove Edge) 11 Emily Kernick 21, Lewis Cooper (Whitkirk) 21 Matthew Grundy 11, Emma Tobin (Whitkirk) 11 Megan Earlis 21, Callum Fennell (Wakefield) 11 Matthew Caines 21, Fern Beaumont (Broad Oak) 12 Shannon Kernick 21, Georgie Jewitt (Overthorpe Sports) 6 Cameron Cutler 21, Josh Thomas (Glasshoughton) 21 Callum James 19, Georgina Holmes (Rothwell) 21 Ben Godfrey 13, Amy Tobin (Whitkirk) 7 Jack Newsome 21, Aaron Brine (Rothwell) 21 Reece Maskell 18, Nathan Dobson (Littlemoor) 21 Nathan Caines 11, Matthew Bell (Borough) 10 Callum Mitchell 21.

* DAVID Gwilliam (Glossop) and Jack Hargreaves (Hyde) were the final qualifiers in the 2017 Rastrick Classic.

Gwilliam qualified with wins over Andrew Sykes (Mirfield Old Bank) 21-14, Michael Coupe (Preston) 21-19 and Callum Wraight (Shropshire) 21-9.

Hargreaves made it through after beating John Hanson (Pudsey) 21-0, Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) 21-16 and Scott Fisher (Denby Grange) 21-15.

The finals take place on Sunday from 2pm, with Stuart King (Asa Briggs) and Chris Mordue (Pudsey) among the favourites for the title.

Week eight qualifying – First round: Glenn Pratt (Littlemoor) 17 Michael Coupe (Preston) 21, David Gwilliam (Glossop) 21 Andrew Sykes (Mirfield Old Bank) 14, Brian Lee (Alverthorpe) 6 Callum Wraight (Shropshire) 21, Craig Gant (Thongsbridge) 21 Rod Collins (Rochdale) 4, James Davison (Thongsbridge) 17 Ben Gloag (Hyde) 21, Scott Fisher (Denby Grange) 21 Paul Burke (Chapel Allerton) 6, John Hanson (Preston) 0 Jack Hargreaves (Hyde) 21, Ian Booth (Lower Hopton) 5 Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) 21. Second round: Coupe 19 Gwilliam 21, Wraight 21 Gant 12, Gloag 14 Fisher 21, Hargreaves 21 Shaw 16. Third round: Gwilliam 21 Wraight 9 (draws No 5 for finals), Fisher 15 Hargreaves 21 (draws No 15).

Finals draw (Sunday from 2pm): Graeme Wilson (Lower Hopton) v Gareth Lally (Crossgates), Chris Mordue (Pudsey) v Neil Grant (Sale Excelsior), David Gwilliam (Glossop) v Simon Coupe (Preston), Mark Hughes (Crossgates) v Stuart King (Asa Briggs), Jack Dyson (Thongsbridge) v Wayne Ditchfield (Chorley), John Kennish (Isle of Man) v Gary Ellis (Whitefield), Steven Gilroy (Crossgates) v Chris Kelly (Thongsbridge), Jack Hargreaves (Hyde) v Aaron Harrison (Burnley).

* RYAN Clark (Sheffield) and Chris Kelly (Sheffield) were the final qualifiers in the 2017 Brighouse Classic, sponsored by Damart.

Clark went through with victories over Nigel Cranston (Crossgates) 21-19, Dave Smith (Pudsey) 21-14 and Dave Walker (Scholes) 21-20.

Kelly made it to finals day, which take place on Saturday from 5.30pm, with wins over Neil Simpson (Ladyhill Park) 21-8, Darren Griffiths (Chadderton) 21-4 and Scott Fisher (Denby Grange) 21-20.

Week eight qualifying – First round: Robert Hitchen (Halifax) 7 Dave Smith (Pudsey) 21, Ryan Clark (Sheffield) 21 Nigel Cranston (Crossgates) 19, David Walker (Scholes) 21 Glenn Pratt (Littlemoor) 15, David Hodgson (Harrogate) 21 Andrew Sykes (Mirfield Old Bank) 15, Roger Crowther (Huddersfield) 21 Brian Lee (Alverthorpe) 17, Scott Fisher (Denby Grange) 21 Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) 20, Neil Simpson (Ladyhill Park) 8 Chris Kelly (Sheffield) 21, Darren Griffiths (Chadderton) 21 Joe Cranston (Crossgates) 20. Second round: Smith 14 Clark 21, Walker 21 Hodgson 15, Crowther 13 Fisher 21, Kelly 21 Griffiths 4. Third round: Clark 21 Walker 20 (draws No 4), Fisher 20 Kelly 21 (draws No 5).

Finals draw (Saturday from 5.30pm): James Davison (Thongsbridge) v Ashley Tattersley (Lower Hopton), Callum Wraight (Shropshire) v Ryan Clark (Sheffield), Chris Kelly (Sheffield) v Greg Smith (West Bromwich), James Hanson (Pudsey) v Neil Slattery (Lower Hopton), Andy Webb (Ossett Flying Horse) v Adam Douglas (Huddersfield), Stuart King (Asa Briggs) v Wayne Ditchfield (Chorley), Craig Newton (Wakefield) v Elliott McGuinness (West Bromwich), Ian Booth (Lower Hopton) v Graeme Wilson (Lower Hopton).

* YORKSHIRE take on North Midlands in the final of the British Crown Green Ladies Championship on Sunday from 2pm at Bridgwater Bowling Club in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Draws (Yorkshire names first) – No 1 green: Nichole Farrar v Lesley Shaw, Suzanne Howarth v Rebecca Taylor, Andrea Buckley v Frances Folliard, Viv Abell v Gillian Greenbank, Lorraine Hirst v June Lloyd, Alicia Beaumont v Carol Blakey, Mo Chambers v Debbie Cross, Sophie Brown v Ros Taylor, Dawn Bray v Lynn Wood, Suzi Ladbrook v Jenny Adams, Karen Hill v Karen Healy, Lynda Drury v Elizabeth Wooding. No 2 green: Fern Beaumont v Josie Shepherd, Alexis Lunn-Gadd v Joyce Thompson, Jacqui Roper v Debbie Welland, Helen Gilroy v Sharon Masters, Marie Lockwood v Marggie Barnes, Karen Gant v Emilie Jones, Linda Gledhill v Liz Roberts, Mandy Wilson v Angela Jones, Chloe Hirst v Julie Hallam, Julie Mallinson v Jackie Burdett, Sharon Gadd v Lyn Clarke, Sally Turner v Carol Verdon.

* THE Bradford Pairs Knockout, sponsored by Derek Relton, takes place at Spen Victoria on Sunday from 10am. Only seven teams have entered this season, with the decision made to play it as a one-day competition.

Quarter-finals – Top green (10am): Clayton v Tyersal and Wyke v Eccleshill. Bottom green (10am): Asa Briggs v Bradford Moor, Birkenshaw – bye. Semi-finals – Bottom green (noon): Clayton or Tyersal v Wyke or Eccleshill and Asa Briggs or Bradford Moor v Birkenshaw. Final: Bottom green.

* THE Bradford Mixed Pairs Merit, which was due to be played at Cleckheaton Sports last Sunday, was disappointingly cancelled due to a lack of entries.

Is it time for the Bradford executive committee to look at doing away with all the Association's competitions with so little support?

* THE Farsley Winter Pairs start on Sunday, October 1, with the finals on Sunday, November 12.

Entry costs £20 per pair and spaces are available on all qualifying dates. For further details contact Ian Swinfield on 07850-307536.