PAUL SIGSWORTH picked up £240 and the Griffin Classic Challenge Trophy after a string of consistent performances.
In a one-sided final he defeated Richard Mozley 21-8, but Mozley had previously been in fine form and both players were the pick from an excellent day’s bowling on a pristine green at the private winter club.
Having won the previous 16, Sigsworth was delighted to pick up the glass goblet at the presentation at the Junction Inn – a trophy presented to the Griffin by British referees secretary Barrie Cotterell.
Sigsworth thanked greenkeeper Eddie Haigh, stalwart organiser Frank Greenwood and sponsors Griffin Lodge.
Club president Alan Hirst offered his congratulations to the finalists and thanked everyone who helped stage the event, including canteen staff Sarah and Robbie.
The last 16 of the season takes place this Sunday (11.30) and is sponsored by Sherie and Mark Wood.
Draw (odds in brackets): S Parkin (66) v P Conneely (66), R Whitwam (12) v M Hinchliffe (12), P Kain (6/4) v W Higgins (66), J Ollerenshaw (20) v T Holmes (7), B Tinker (66) v T Wilson (20), G Woodruff (20) v W Dews (7/2), JD Wright (12) v G Senior (10), S Fisher (3) v F Greenwood (9/2).
Meanwhile, Scott Fisher won the Spen Victoria 32 when beating Chris Mordue 21-19 in the final.
Mordue beat Dave Fisher 21-20 in the semis, while Scott Fisher beat Debbie Farmer 21-16.
On Saturday, it’s the culmination of the winter season at Spen with their Champion of Champions competition for the Geoff Brough Memorial Trophy.
Players involved have qualified either by winning one or more of Spen’s sweeps or by accumulating enough points and play starts at 10.30.
There is £280 for the winner.
Draw (odds in brackets): D Metcalfe (12) v A Farmer (10), W Wilson (66) v D Beeby (20), J Edmondson (12) v P Sigsworth (4), D Fisher (7) v T Riley (33), D Buckley (66) v D Myers (50), P Wilcox (14) v D Scott (10), M Farmer (25) v S Fisher (7), K Smith (16) v P Bowes (33), J Hanson (10) v L Gorman (40), D Farmer (50) v M Fowler (33), V Senior (20) v A Mailer (50), R Fitzpatrick (10) v G Wike (16), F Griffin (66) v R Brook (16), B Harrison (40) v C Mordue (5), P Ingleby (16) v L Griffin (10), J Wilcox (12) v R Thompson (20).
Peter Hopkinson and Mark Bramall won the Pairs 16 at Slaithwaite CBC, defeating Frank Greenwood and Trevor Holmes 21-15 in the final.
They had ended the hopes of a hat trick for Roger Crowther and Ian Briggs in the first round, beating them 21-18. It was the start of a consistent competition for Lindley’s Hopkinson and Bramall, who plays in various leagues and for Longwood in the Manchester Premier.
Quarter-finals: P Ingleby and E Haigh 21 A Byrnes and M Taylor 14, M Bramall and P Hopkinson 21 R Crowther and I Briggs 18, P Sigsworth and C McGrath 21 W Higgins and B Tinker 6, F Greenwood and T Holmes 21 D Woodruff and S McMahon 10.
Semi-finals: Bramall and Hopkinson 21 Ingleby and Haigh 15, Sigsworth and McGrath 14 Greenwood and Holmes 21.
Final: Bramall and Hopkinson 21 Greenwood and Holmes 15.
The Hillcrest Bowling Club Open Pairs carries prize money of £920 – £300 for the winners – and the qualifying takes place on eight successive Saturdays from July 25, with the final on Saturday, September 26.
All sessions start at 6.30pm with draw to be made on the day.
Sixty four entries at £10 a pair should be made to D Hartley on 07780 630102.
Entries are now being taken for the Hove Edge Easter Monday competition on April 13.
Sponsored by John Smith’s brewery, entry is limited to 64 bowlers who will be playing for prize money of over £350.
Play starts at 10.00 with scratching after the first four jacks off on each green. Entry is £5, contact Sheila Whiteley on 01484 714137.