ON a lovely spring morning in Birkenhead Park, Tixall's Jamie Fitzpatrick took his second win of this series of the Winter Flyers beating Hoylake Central's Tommy Walker in the final.

Fitzpatrick had a straight forward win in his quarter final game against Peter McGhee and then he came out on top in a very tight match against the player who has dominated the tournaments since the New Year, his team mate at Tixall Anthony O'Neill.

Walker reached his second successive final beating Ledham Royal's Andy Hormbrey in the quarters and then he had a good win in a close game with New Brighton Quarry Viking's Chris Barton.

The final was another very close game and Walker just fell away at the end and this allowed Fitzpatrick to snatch victory.


Quarter finals: C. Barton (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 21, D. Gilmore (Tixall) 18; T. Walker (Hoylake Central) 21, A. Hormbrey (Ledsham Royal) 15; J. Fitzpatrick (Tixall) 21, P. McGhee (Cammell Lairds) 07; A. O'Neill (Tixall) 21, R. Hodgson (Upton Victory Hall) 20.

Semi Finals: Walker 21, Barton 19; Fitzpatrick 21, O'Neill 18. Final: Fitzpatrick 21, Walker 18.

The top sixteen tournament will be taking place on Sunday April 1st. At the moment the top five players in the table are Anthony O'Neill, 52, Jamie Fitzpatrick, 33, John Hignett Snr, 32, and Peter McGhee and Tommy Walker both with 29 points.