JACK DYSON completed a fantastic first season at the Griffin with victory in the Champion of Champions.
The county representative is the first debutant to land the big prize since bowling began at the Griffin in 1968.
He produced some determined and consistent, quality bowling to win and recorded a 21-15 win over Paul Sigsworth in the final.
Before the presentation, club president Alan Hirst congratulated all the players on providing a fitting end to the winter season and praised greenkeeper Eddie Haigh for the excellent surface.
He thanked Leslie and Mark Wood for providing refreshments and paid a special ‘thank you’ to sponsor George Fellows, who confirmed that Slawit & Golcar Cars would sponsor the event again next year.
Mr Fellows then presented the prizes to the last eight, with Dyson saying he was delighted to have been so successful in his first season at the Griffin and he looked forward to 2010/11 for more challenges.
First round – R Brook 14 D Reeves 21, E Haigh 10 D Scott 21, D Walkden 21 F Greenwood 18, P Ingleby 17 J Dyson 21, M Bramall 19 A Daykin 21, R Wormald 12 P Sigsworth 21, S Hirst 21 M Wood 10, S Fisher 21 A Crowther 16.
Quarter-finals – Reeves 21 Scott 13, Walkden 17 Dyson 21, Daykin 16 Sigsworth 21 Hirst 17 Fisher 21.
Semi-finals – Reeves 9 Dyson 21, Sigsworth 21 Fisher 17.
Final – Dyson 21 Sigsworth 15.
ŠThere will be a Sixteen at the Griffin on Sunday (11.00). Anyone wishing to enter should ring secretary Frank Greenwood on 07734 689775. The first 16 will be included in the draw to be made at 10.30.
The Griffin annual meeting was held at Lockwood & Salford Conservative Club, who were thanked for use of their facilities.