Shipley even score against rivals Skipton Craven to avenge 2010 final defeat (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Shipley even score against rivals Skipton Craven to avenge 2010 final defeat
In a repeat of the 2010 final, Skipton started as favourites, having won that clash, as well as last year’s semi-final. Shipley, however, were the quickest out of the blocks, with Dave Bland rolling back the years, as he carded a superb 21-6 success, ably assisted by Yorkshire junior champion Matthew Jacques (21-10).
Steve Pickles replied with a 21-12 for Skipton to reduce the deficit to 17 chalks, and when Graham Perry carded a 21-16 win, Skipton were only 12 points adrift.
Tight wins for Graham Lomax (21-20) and Mick Demain (21-18) kept Skipton in the game but with Chris Jacques (21-19) and David Jacques (21-15), Shipley had extended their lead to 16 chalks after eight jacks.
Shipley carded the last four games, with Mick Gadd’s 21-8 the match clincher, as Shipley took the title for the second time.
Scores from final (Skipton Craven names first) – Steve Pickles 21, Graeme Dytiche 12; Colin Wortley 10, Matthew Jacques 21; Graham Perry 21, Sharon Gadd 16; Dave Hewitt 6, Dave Bland 21; Graham Lomax 21, Tracy Preston 20; Mick Demain 21, Peter Mountain 18; Viv Abell 19, Chris Jacques 21; Phil Tunney 15, David Jacques 21; Mick Bastow 15, Mick Kane 21; Joanne Ellis 8, Mick Gadd 21; Ian Bernard 19, Neil Nicholson 21; Anthony Emmott 19, John Preston 21. Skipton Craven 195, Shipley Club 234 .
Rufford Park A were the winners of the Derrick Radley Trophy , as they defeated Drighlington Park 216-214.
Rufford held a narrow six-point lead after four jacks, thanks to a superb 21-7 victory by Tom Lawrence.
Drighlington turned it around in the middle four jacks to lead by eight chalks, thanks to wins from Carol Sharp (21-11) and Ronnie Benton (21-12).
Martin Benson’s 21-10 win kept Rufford in the game but when Josh Gamble carded a 21-16, Drighlington led by only two points, with the last two games on the green. But Guy Barrie won 21-16 against Lisa Rice meaning Ryan Benson’s 21-20 loss to Mark Smith was still good enough to see his side home by just two chalks.
Scores from final (Drighlington Park names first) – Colin Sunderland 21, David Kirkbright 19; Royston Lewis 7, Tom Lawrence 21; Stephen Horne 18, Steve Ainley 21; John Cash 21, Debbie Kirkbright 12; Carol Sharp 21, Bill Slater 11; Ronnie Benton 21, Carole Wright 12; Tony Carpenter 20, Alan Caine 21; Robert Sharp 17, Mike Henson 21; Trevor Worsman 10, Martin Benson 21; Josh Gamble 21, John Fletcher 16; Lisa Rice 16, Guy Barrie 21; Mark Smith 21, Ryan Benson 20. Drighlington Park 214, Rufford Park A 216 .
The final of the £5,300 Brighouse Classic on Saturday includes three previous winners as Gary Ellis (Whitefield), Simon Coupe (Preston) and holder Graeme Wilson (Audenshaw) all feature in the bottom half of the draw.
All England champion Ellis plays Yorkshire star Scott Fisher in his opening game while Wilson plays Gary Wike (Pudsey ), and Coupe takes on Dave Jackson (Macclesfield) in search of the £1,000 first prize.
Full draw: (5.30pm start): Darren Smith (Burton-on-Trent) v Steve Davies (Liverpool), Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) v Jack Dyson (Huddersfield), Matt Jones (Dukinfield) v Marcus Hill (Penistone), Wayne Ditchfield (Eccleston) v Liam Griffin (Leeds), Glenn McCafferty (Bradford) v Chris Brown (Lower Hopton), Scott Fisher (Morton House) v Gary Ellis (Whitefield), Simon Coupe (Preston) v Dave Jackson (Macclesfield), Graeme Wilson (Audenshaw) v Gary Wike (Pudsey).
Dave Walker (Scholes) and Gareth Gwilliam (Ashton-under-Lyne) were the final qualifiers in the 2012 Pudsey Classic . The final is to be played on Saturday, October 6.
Draw: Darren Holt (Rochdale) v Andy Webb (Wakefield); Keith Hall (Eccleshill ) v Joe Bray (Cleckheaton Sports); Ashley Daykin (Netherton Cons) v Danny Sillitoe (Dearne Sports); Dave Walker (Scholes) v Brian Hill (Old Whittington); Andy Milson (Burton-on-Trent) v Scott Fisher (Denby Grange); Gareth Gwilliam (Ashton-under-Lyne) v Jack Dyson (Netherton Cons); Lee Heaton (Brownedge) v Clay Flattley (Castlefields); Matt Gillies (Farnworth) v Gary Ellis (Whitefield).
Tony Riley (Brighouse Sports) was the winner of the Federation Merit on Sunday at Tadcaster BC, after beating Craig Hebbard (Pudsey Littlemoor) 21-15 in the final.
Riley showed his class, despite struggling with his form this season, with wins over John Mort (Manchester) 21-14, Dave Stansfield (Brighouse Sports) 21-19, Gary Wike (Pudsey) 21-13 and Davis Poole (Doncaster) 21-9, on his way to the final.
Hove Edge Bowling Club, Brighouse are holding their annual Ladies Crown Green Open Day on Saturday, October 6 (start 10am).
There will be a supplementary competition for first- round losers.
There will be prize money of £150, (entries permitting) and there is a maximum entry of 64 bowlers. Entries to Sheila Whiteley on 01484-769979.