GEOFF SYKES from Farnley Tyas won the Veterans Lower Divisions Trophy final at Lowerhouses BC.
He took the final 21-15 and was never behind against Slaithwaite’s Bob Slatford.
This competition is open only to players in the 4th, 5th and 6-man team league with a handicap of five or more.
Sykes had the upper hand in the final, although the lead was constantly changing. Slatford’s problem was not scoring on his own lead and not making any twos.
Peter Hirst from Lowerhouses presented the prizes on behalf of the sponsors, John Atkinson Interiors of Leeds, and congratulated the players on some excellent bowling.
Quarter-finals – P Hunter (Lowerhouses) beat G Rollinson (Holmfirth) 21-7, R. Slatford (Slaithwaite ) beat K Myers (Brockholes) 21-17, J Horvath (Primrose Hill) beat J Swallow (Brockholes) 21-11, G Sykes (Farnley Tyas) beat B Faichney (Canalside) 21-18.
Semi-finals – Slatford 21 Hunter 19, Sykes 21 Horvath 19.
Final – Sykes 21 Slatford 15.
The Over 70s final will be played at Golcar Lib tomorrow (2.00).
The draw is: K Atkinson (Lindley BC) v F Greenwood (Golcar Lib), T Barker (Milnsbridge) v P Green (Brockholes), D Iredale (Rastrick) v PA Kaye (Clayton West), W Shaw (Primrose Hill) v T Randerson (Milnsbridge).
The Veterans Pairs final will be played at Lockwood Con next Thursday, September 6 (1.30).
Draw: Walls & Lynes (Brockholes) v Ellis & Swain (Meltham), Griffin & McCluskey (Waterloo) v O’prey & Lowery (Crosland Moor), Greenwood & Manson (Golcar Lib) v Morris & Hoyle (Springwood), Walker & Armitage (Kirkheaton Con) v Garner & Winterburn (Netherton Con).
The latest qualifiers in the £5,300 Brighouse Classic, sponsored by Naylor Wintersgill (Chartered Accountants), were Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) and Jack Dyson from Huddersfield.
Wraight beat Rossendale's Andrew Cairns 21-13 to qualify and Dyson beat Harry Seehra (Spen Victoria) 21-16.
The heats continue tomorrow when previous winners Gary Ellis and Nick White begins their challenge in a tough looking section.
Full draw (6.30 start): Daniel Ferris (Stoke) v John Richardson (Doncaster), Gareth Nicholson (Halifax) v Phil Boydell (Leigh), Gareth Gwilliam (Glossop) v Ashley Daykin (Huddersfield), Gary Ellis (Whitefield) v Paul Bowes (Pudsey), Hugh Hornby (Preston) v David Gwilliam (Glossop), Chris Barton (Liverpool) v Robert Hitchen (Halifax), Gary Wike (Pudsey) v Roy Nicholson (Halifax), Nick White (Thongsbridge) v Andy Ferris (Stoke).