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Welsh marauders snatch top prizes for second week in a row
FOR the second successive week, marauders from across the border took the top prize at the Winter Flyers Tournament.
John Jones, who plays for the Baileys Hill Club in North Wales, emulated his team mate Paul Roberts and won on Sunday.
In the final, he beat another player who now plies his trade away from the Wirral, Robbie Fitzpatrick of the Morton House Club in West Yorkshire.
In the quarter-final, Jones was too good for the usually very consistent John Cosgrove before just scraping through against the most successful player at these events, Tixall's Mick Andrews in the semis.
Fitzpatrick, making his first appearance of the year, dominated Vic Alcock in their quarter-final match but he then had a real battle against Roger Griffiths, another player who now plays his bowls in North Wales, just scraping through by 21 points to 19.
Jones played very well in the final and his consistent accuracy and length meant that he had a fairly comfortable win.
Quarter-finals: R Griffiths 21, D McDermott 16; R Fitzpatrick 21, V Alcock 10; J Jones 21, J Cosgrove 12; M Andrews 21, N Lloyd 10.
Semi-finals: Fitzpatrick 21, Griffiths 19; Jones 21, Andrews 20.
Final: Jones 21, Fitzpatrick 14.
During the next few weeks each of the various Crown Green Bowls Associations and leagues will be holding their annual meetings.
The Wirral and District CGBA's meeting is the first and this will be at the Lever Club next Monday, November 12.
The Wallasey CGBA will be holding its meeting at the Manor Road Club on Wednesday, November 21, while the Bebington and District Bowling League's meeting will be at the Lever Club on Monday, November 26.
The Birkenhead and District CGBL (evening section) meeting will be held at the Oxton Conservative Club on Tuesday, December 4. All these meetings will start at 7.30pm
The afternoon section of the Birkenhead and District CGBL will also be at the Oxton Conservative Club but this will not be until Monday, January 28, and this meeting starts at 2pm.