Chris Davies sees off top two challengers at Griffin

CHRIS Davies was in sparkling form as he saw off the two favourites in the latest Griffin 16.

CHRIS Davies was in sparkling form as he saw off the two favourites in the latest Griffin 16.

Davies saw off the favourite Ashley Daykin in the semi-finals and played brilliantly to win.

At 12 - 10 Daykin led, but Davies got back in and scored a seven break.

Daykin got back in again and raised his score to 15 and he then led out a six-inch front bowl which Davies beat just passing the jack.

Daykin did not improve with his second bowl, and Davies bowled his second bowl just as good as his first, he then led out at 19-15 and maintained his terrific form and made another two for game.

And he performed just as well in the final against second favourite Jack Dyson.

Dyson led at 14-11 but again Davies got back into the contest and made an eight break.

Dyson then scored a two and one but Davies scored another two to win his first 16 of this season securing a place in the Champion of Champions competition at the end March.

Scores, round one: Jim Baxter 10 Jack Dyson 21, Peter Kain 21 Ian Haigh 16, Terry Brook 21 Richard Punshon 17, Brian Morley 20 Mark Wood 21, Alec Byrnes 14 Ray Whitwam 21, Ashley Daykin 21 Barry Tinker 9, Mark Richardson 14 Danny Radcliffe 21, Dennis Tattersley 9 Chris Davies 21.

Round two: Dyson 21 Kain 10, Brook 21 Wood 11, Whitwam 4 Daykin 21, Radcliffe 5 Davies 21.

Semi-finals: Dyson 21 Brook 17, Daykin 15 Davies 21.

Final: Dyson 17 Davies 21.

The draw for Sunday’s 16 (11am start) is (odds in brackets):

George Fellows (16-1), Mick Higgins (12), Gary Siswick (9-2), Steve Parkin (40), Graham Sigsworth (10), John Ineson (26), Mark Bramall (6), Donald Rae (12), Duncan Reeves (4), Danny Fountain (14), Graham Tandy (25), Barry Gibson (20), Richard Brook (12), Paul Ingleby (5), Craig Gant (5), Barry Tinker (20).

 
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