Mark Bramall launched a busy festive spell of competitions at the Griffin Bowling Club with a quick-fire victory in the latest Sixteen.
Playing with his strong jack and woods, Bramall denied Ray Whitwam a third victory of the winter season by scoring a 21-3 victory in the final, which was sponsored by Peter Kain.
First round: Ray Whitwam (-2) 21 Mark Richardson 17, Barry Tinker 18 Kieran O’Prey 21, Dennis Tattersley 19 Peter Kain 21, Richard Punshon 17 Graham Sigsworth 21, Mark Bramall 21 Paul Bowes 19, George Fellows 10 Andy Tate 21, Tony Marren 21 Peter Hopkinson 7, Roger Crowther 14 Paul Ingleby 21.
Quarter-finals: Whitwam 21 O’Prey 12, Kain 12 Sigsworth 21, Bramall 21 Tate 16, Marren 11 Ingleby 21.
Semi-finals: Whitwam 21 Sigsworth 13, Bramall 21 Ingleby 16.
Final: Whitwam 3 Bramall 21.
The club’s Boxing Day Competition is sponsored by Abacus Stone Sales and starts at 10am.
In the first round there will be five jacks on the green and players will be off 3 start, playing for a prize fund of £420, with £120 to the winner.
Draw: Mark Allman v Brian Dyson, Tony Marren v Graham Sigsworth, Ross Mallinson v Don Rae, John Abbott v Craig Gant, Peter Kain v Richard Punshon, Peter Hopkinson v Liam Fallas, Roy Sutton v Andy Cairns, Steve Parkin v Roger Crowther, Barry Tinker v Mick Higgins, Dennis Tattersley v Mark Bramall, Terry Brook v Steven Hirst, Andy Smith v Jack Dyson, Mark Wood v Kieran O’Prey, Alan Hirst v Paul Bowes, Gary Siswick v Ray Whitwam, Paul Ingleby v Mark Richardson.
On Sunday, December 28, there is a Sixteen sponsored by Strait Kutz Hairdressing of Marsden (11am).
Draw (odds in brackets): Craig Gant (6) v Brian Dyson (50), Alec Byrnes (20) v Frank Greenwood (10), Liam Fallas (6) v Gary Siswick (9/2), Harry Ellis (33) v Ross Mallinson (25), Mick Higgins (10) v Mark Sykes (10), Michael Sweeney (evens) v Mark Wood -1 (6), Andy Cairns -1 (7/2) v Geoff Price (50), Paul Ingleby (7) v Duncan Reeves (10).
The JS Richardson New Year’s Day competition is sponsored by the Richardson Family – £450 fund with £120 to the winner – and starts at 10am.
Again there will be five jacks on the green in the preliminary round and first round, and players will be off 3 start.
Preliminary round: Tony Marren v Ray Whitwam (a), Mark Richardson v David Scott, Andy Tate v Michael Sweeney.
First round: Brian Dyson v Gary Siswick, Alec Byrnes v John Abbott, Roger Crowther v Barry Tinker, Mark Wood v Craig Gant, Richard Punshon v Barry Gibson, Ashley Daykin v Peter Kain, Keith Wormersley v Dennis Tattersley, Kieran O’Prey v Steve Parkin, Graham Sigsworth v Geoff Price, Jack Dyson v Terry Brook, Liam Fallas v Harry Ellis, Andy Cairns V Steven HIrst, Mick Higgins v Paul Ingleby, Don Rae v Mark Bramall, Peter Hopkinson v winner of (a).