IN extremely windy conditions Tixall's Jamie Fitzpatrick took all the weather could throw at him and almost unbelievably took his sixth win in just seven visits to the Winter Flyers in Birkenhead Park this autumn.

This time it was New Brighton Quarry Viking's John Cosgrove who faced him in the final but, despite the wind being strong enough to blow down two trees near the green Fitzpatrick was in imperious form and he bowled his way to a fairly straightforward victory.

To reach the final Fitzpatrick had been at his absolute best in his quarter final game against his biggest rival, team mate Mick Andrews, coming through 21-19 before he was too good for Vic Alcock of Ledsham Royal in the semi final.

Cosgrove, in only his third visit in this series of tournaments, had two reasonably comfortable wins over two players who are both high up in the points table, New Brighton Quarry Viking's John Harrison in the quarters and then Lever's Colin Portis in the semi final.

Cosgrove did all he could in the final but Fitzpatrick's nagging accuracy was just too much for him.


Quarter Finals: J. Cosgrove (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 21, J. Harrison (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 13; C. Portis (Levers) 21, P. McGhee (Cammell Lairds) 13; V. Alcock (Ledsham Royal) 21, F. Doherty (Port Sunlight Village and Works) 10; J. Fitzpatrick (Tixall) 21, M. Andrews (Tixall) 19.

Semi Finals: Cosgrove 21, Portis 14; Fitzpatrick 21, Alcock 10.

Final: Fitzpatrick 21, Cosgrove 10.

Fitzpatrick now has a huge lead in the points table. He has 74 points with Mick Andrews in second place with 49 points.

Ray Lynch is on 30 points and John Roberts and John Harrison are both on 26. The final tournament of this session for the top sixteen players will be on Sunday, December 20.