Yorkshire Under 18 Merit winner Jack Chesswas now has the Huddersfield Junior Merit title in his locker as well.
The Brockholes player beat Penistone’s Jack Wareing 21-15 in the final sponsored by Jonathan Sykes at Broad Oak.
Sixteen boys entered, but it was almost 15 when Penistone’s Thomas Marsland turned up in jeans.
He was loaned a pair of trousers by Junior League secretary Geoff Martin in order to play, but unfortunately for Geoff, the jeans didn’t fit quite as well on him as the trousers did on Thomas!
When play started, last year’s winner Nathan Haigh beat Jack Hill 21-11, while young Ethan Wareing, the Hemplow Under 14 winner, couldn’t live with his older and more experienced teammate Marsland and lost 21-6.
Yorkshire county junior player Kieron Ormsby beat young Callum Wadsworth 21-7, while Wadsworth’s teammate Adam Whitwam, playing in his first merit final, was overwhelmed by South Yorkshire
junior county player Jack Wareing 21-2.
Homester and youngest player Elliott Heap gave Yorkshire Under 16 Boys Merit winner Jack Humpleby a good game, losing only 21-16 after giving his opponent three start.
The other homester, Connor Beaumont, beat Alex Haigh 21-12.
Chesswas played fellow county junior Harry Lumb and won 21-15, in a very good game to watch.
In the final game of the first 16, Danny Teale was beaten by Huddersfield Boys Under 16 Merit winner Nathan Oakes, 21-15.
In the quarter-finals Haigh was beaten 21-18 by Marsland, which meant a new name would be etched onto the trophy.
Ormsby lost a little unluckily, 21-18 to Wareing, in a cracking game, while Beaumont (playing his own green very well) beat Jack Humpleby 21-6. Chesswas beat Oakes 21-6.
Penistone’s Wareing and Marsland met in the semi-finals and, after leading 18-12, Marsland was looking good in his borrowed trousers, but Wareing levelled at 18 across, and then went 19-18 down, but two bad ends from Marsland let him off the hook for a final score of 21-18.
In the other semi-final, Beaumont lost 21-14 to a very determined Chesswas.
The final was nip and tuck, with Wareing in front at 15-14, but Chesswas beat a very good lead and, on his favoured longer marks, ran out to win 21-15 and cap a great season.
The highest break prize spnsored by Harold Hick went to Nathan Haigh, with 15 against Jack Hill.
All prizes will be given out at the Junior Presentation Evening at Golcar British Legion on Friday, November 7.
Junior secretary Martin, back in his won trousers, presented the trophy and thanked the referees, sponsor Jonathan Sykes and Broad Oak for staging the final.
Last 16: Jack Hill (Penistone 11 Nathan Haigh (Meltham) 21, Ethan Wareing (Kirkheaton Con) 6 Thomas Marsland (Penistone) 21, Callum Wadsworth (Shepley) 7 Kieron Ormsby (Newsome) 21,
Adam Whitwam (Shepley) 2 Jack Wareing (Penistone) 21, Elliott Heap (Broad Oak, -3) 16 Jack Humpleby (Shepley) 21, Connor Beaumont (Broad Oak, -3) 21 Alex Haigh (Newsome) 12, Harry Lunb (Kirkheaton Con) 15 Jack Chesswas (Brockholes) 21, Danny Teale (Kirkheaton Con) 15 Nathan Oakes (Newsome) 21.
Quarter-finals: Haigh 18 Marsland 21, Ormsby 18 Wareing 21, Humpleby 6 Beaumont 21, Chesswas 21 Oakes 6.
Semi-finals: Marsland 18 Wareing 21, Beaumont 14 Chesswas 21.
Final: Chesswas 21 Wareing 15.