BOROUGH Bowling Club attracted 72 players to its Manor Road green, on Sunday, for an open pairs merit competition, and four of its own members powered their way into the final.
The event was sponsored by Shoreline Suncruisers and the prizes were presented by Borough president Mick Gates, who thanked all the players and helpers.
In the quarter-finals Jack Binns and Terry Summersgill (both Borough) beat John Cooper and Richard Thompson (both North Cliff) 21-16, Alan Landers and Steve Dover (both Whitby) beat Derrick Swift and Tom Chalmers (both North Cliff) 21-15, A Webb and A Hagan (both Wakefield) beat Robert Child (North Cliff) and Kevin Gates (Whitby) 21-20, and Steve Taylor and Bob Walker (both Borough) beat David Lowe (Dukes Park) and Geoff Watson (Whitby) 21-14. With Summersgill leading well and Binns drawing shot when necessary they really got into their stride in the semi-final against Landers and Dover to run out 21-8 winners.
The other semi saw Taylor and Walker get the better of the Webb-Hagan partnership with a 21-15 success.
With four start on the card Taylor and Walker raced into a 13-4 lead after four ends’ play and, despite a fight back by Binns and Summersgill to 10-13, finished with a comfortable 21-16 victory.
On Sunday, 9.30am start, there will be a singles round robin merit competition at Whitby BC, while the following weekend will bring a doubles round robin at Dukes Park BC on the Sunday and an open pairs competition at Hunmanby BC on Bank Holiday Monday, these last two having 10am starts.