PAUL SIGSWORTH became the fourth successive county player to reach the Griffin Champion of Champions next April by winning the latest Sixteen.

He survived an early scare in the first round against Trevor Holmes, being 17-10 and 19-17 down before clinching the match with two twos.

But he then went on to comfortable victories, including against Ronnie Wormald 21-3 in the final.

The players observed two minutes silence before play in respect of the servicemen and women who have died in conflicts past and present.

First round – R Crowther 21 J Ineson 7, R Wormald 21 T Wilson 14, P Ingleby 21 P Kain 16, P Conneely 13 J Dyson 21, T Holmes 19 P Sigsworth 21, G Fellows 10 S Fisher 21, G Sigsworth 20 S Stoney 21, D Tattersley 21 R Sutton 20.

Quarter-finals – Crowther 16 Wormald 21, Ingleby 18 Dyson 21, P Sigsworth 21 Fisher 18, Stoney 16 Tattersley 21.

Semi-finals – Wormald 21 Dyson 9, P Sigsworth 21 Tattersley 6.

Final – Wormald 3 P Sigsworth 21.

The Examiner Rosebowl, a 31-up competition, gets under way this coming weekend.

Because Šthe number of entries is 58, instead of having a preliminary and intermediate round, it’s been decided to have two qualifying rounds, the first of which starts on Sunday at the earlier than usual time of 10am.

Sponsors for this prestigious event are Peter Kain and Keith Midwood.ŠŠ

The Sixteen on Saturday (11.00) is sponsored by Caren McGrath.

Draw with odds in brackets: W Dews (8) v F Greenwood (7/2),ŠŠ R Whitwam (10) v M Bramall (3), K Midwood (33) v M Richardson (8), S Parkin (66) v D Beeby (7), P Ramsden (12) v A Wadsworth (12),ŠB Tinker (66) v S Rigby (33),ŠA Crowther (10) v B Walsh (40),ŠM Wood (4) v D Rae |(16).

The Yorkshire County Crown Green Bowling Association are holding a Child Protection Seminar at Mirfield Old Bank on Saturday November 21 (9.30am to 12.30).

This is a repeat of a very successful seminar held at the beginning of the season and is aimed at child protection officers in bowling clubs or bowlers who have contact with young players.

The seminar will be presented by Hedley Kettlewell (Child Protection Officer for YCCGBA), Sheila Whiteley (Deputy President) and Paul Stainburn, a former policeman with an advisory role to the police on Child Protection issues within sport.

The seminar focuses on good practice and encourages the sharing of that. It is extremely important that all bowlers working with young children should attend. Places can be booked by contacting Sheila Whiteley on 01484 714137