IT was another lovely day in Birkenhead Park for the final session of this season's Winter Flyers.

The top 16 in the points table came together and it was fitting that at the end of the morning it was the player at the top of the points table, New Brighton Quarry Viking's John Harrison, who came through to take the first prize.

In the final he beat Tixall's Robbie Fitzpatrick.

In the quarter finals Harrison beat Lever's Colin Portis and then he came through a tough match against Ray Lynch of Gladstone in the semi final.

Fitzpatrick had a great win over Hawksbury's Paul Roberts in the first round and then he was too good in the quarters for Tixall's Mick Andrews and he had another good win in tthe semis against Vic Williams of St. George's.

The final was close but Harrison is in great form at the moment and he pulled through for a 21-17 win.


Top Sixteen: J.Harrison 21, P. Smyth 11; C. Portis 21, A. O'Neill 18; R. Lynch 21, S. Howell 09; J.Smith 21, J. Edwards 19; V. Williams 21, J. Fitzpatrick 17; J. Joy 21, D. Gilmore 18; M.Andrews 21, E.Dutton 11; R. Fitzpatrick 21, P. Roberts 14.

Quarter Finals: Harrison 21, Portis 17; Lynch 21, Smith 20; Williams 21, Joy 12; Fitzpatrick 21, Andrews 11.

Semi Finals: Harrison 21, Lynch 18; Fitzpatrick 21. Williams 08. Final: Harrison 21, Fitzpatrick 17.

And now we all hope for a great summer season of bowls on Wirral.