Melissa Hoyle, in her last year of junior bowling, won the Huddersfield Junior Under 16 Girls Merit title, played in memory of Peter Shaw and sponsored by Alan and Patricia Stephenson.
She beat young Lucy Hemingway 15-5 in the final on a tricky Crosland Moor green.
There’ll be other days for young Lucy, but Melissa was very determined to win this trophy and played the green very well to secure her first merit title, never leaving much room for Lucy to get in.
Huddersfield junior competition secretary, Kevin Walsh, presented the trophy to a very happy Melissa.
Girls quarter-finals: Holly Sykes (Brockholes BC) 5 Melissa Beecroft (Shepley BC) 15, Lucy Hemingway (Kirkheaton Con) 15 Olivia Mozley (Broad Oak BC) 1, Melissa Hoyle (Broad Oak BC) 15 Jessica Mark (Shepley BC) 1, Chloe Ghaffar (Newsome WMC) 15 Chelsea Crawley (Almondbury Lib) 4.
Semi-finals: Beecroft 5 Hemingway 15, Hoyle 15 Ghaffar 11.
Final: Hemingway 5 Hoyle 15.
Yorkshire Junior County player Jack Chesswas won the Huddersfield Junior Under 16 Boys Merit final, played in memory of Harry Haigh and sponsored by Julie Haigh.
Jack had a difficult first game against his junior county teammate Danny Teale, but he won to 12 and then didn’t give his two young opponents a chance in the semi-final and final, showing plenty of experience and green craft, to win to three and seven. Once again there will be a junior title waiting for young Alex Haigh, as he is only 11, but Jack was too good on the day and sponsor Julie Haigh presented the cup to him
Boys quarter-finals: Jack Chesswas (Brockholes BC) 15 Danny Teale (Kirkheaton Con) 12, Cameron Ghaffar (Newsome WMC) 7 Nathan Oakes (Newsome WMC) 15, Alex Haigh (Newsome WMC) 15 Harry Lumb (Kirkheaton Con) 8, Brad Meadows (Brockholes BC) 15 Regan Doody (Almondbury Lib) 12.
Semi-finals: Chesswas 15 Oakes 3, Haigh 15 Meadows 4.
FInal: Chesswas 15 Haigh 7.
Harold Hick sponsors the Highest Break Prizes and these were won by both cup winners.
Melissa Hoyle (break of 13) and Jack Chesswas (break of 12).
Junior Secretary Geoff Martin thanked Mark Atkinson, and his team at Crosland Moor for hosting the event.