TIXALL's Jamie Fitzpatrick took full advantage of the warm pleasant conditions in Birkenhead Park on Sunday to record his first win of this series of the popular Winter Flyers beating Hawksbury's Paul Roberts in the final.

In the quarter final Fitzpatrick beat Hoylake Central's Tommy Walker before just scraping through in a really tight semi final match with his team mate at Tixalls, Dave Gilmore. It was good to see Gilmore returning to fitness after knee surgery. 

Roberts had a great match in the quarter finals with West Kirby Victoria's John Harrision and then he had a somewhat easier win over Lever's Colin Portis to go through to the final.

Fitzpatrick's consistency makes him a very difficult opponent and he was able to win through a hard fought but relatively comfortable victory to take the top prize.


Quarter Finals: P. Roberts (Hawksbury) 21, J. Harrison (West Kirby Victoria) 18; C. Portis (Levers) 21, F. Hormbrey (Ledsham Royal) 14; D. Gilmore (Tixall) 21, R. Jamieson (Heswall RBL) 14; J. Fitzpatrick (Tixall) 21, T. Walker (Hoylake Central) 14.

Semi Finals: Roberts 21, Portis 11; Fitzpatrick 21, Gilmore 20. Final: Fitzpatrick 21, Roberts 13.

After the January competitions four players, Anthony O'Neill, Peter McGhee, Jamie Fitzpatrick and John Hignett Snr, are dominating the points table and they have already booked their places in the final.