PETER KAIN, a 5/1 shot at the start of play, won the Griffin Bowling Club’s second Sixteen of the winter bowling season.
Glorious autumn sunshine help attract a large crowd not seen at a Sixteen for a long time.
And Kain rose to the occasion and take victory with a 21-12 against Richard Brook in the final.
En-route to his success Kain beat David Walkden 21-10, Ashley Daykin 21-8 and Mick McCluskey 21-9 while Brook finished on the winning end of two 21-20 games before reaching the final and he said: “Peter was the best player all day and I was lucky to get to the final.”
First round: S McMahon 18 M Pollard 21, R Sutton 20 R Brook 21, R Wormald 21 G Woodruff 9, P Hopkinson 12 D Woodruff 21, A Daykin 21 J Abbott 5, D Walkden 10 P Kain 21, M Richardson 21 G McMahon 11, M McCluskey 21 C Davies 14.
Quarter-finals: Pollard 20 Brook 21, Wormald 19 D Woodruff 21, Daykin 8 Kain 21, Richardson 10 McCluskey 21.
Semi-finals: Brook 21 Woodruff 3, Kain 21 McCluskey 9.
Final: Brook 12 Kain 21.
This weekend sees the start of qualifying for the Pairs competition, sponsored by Duncan Reeves, with preliminary rounds held on Saturday (1.00, two qualifiers) and Sunday (11.00, six qualifiers).
Preliminary round: G Sigsworth and M McCluskey v P Ingleby and R Mudd, M J Sykes and D Scott v W Higgins and R Brook.
First round: M Hampshire and A Hirst v R Whitwam and G Fellows.
Preliminary round: (A) M Bramall and R Wormald v B Gibson and M Pollard, S Pollard and S Parkin v D Reeves and S McMahon, P Ramsden and P Kain v G Woodruff and E Haigh, P Hopkinson and T Wilson v J D Wright and R Sutton, D Woodruff and K Midwood v B Tinker and B Morley.
First round: C Davies and S Hirst v D Walkden and R Taylor, H Ellis and T Holmes v M Higgins and G Edington, A Daykin and J Abbott v J Sykes and F Greenwood, G McMahon and K O’Prey v winner of (A).