Walker triumphs in Whalley singles

David Walker took the title by a score of 21-19
David Walker took the title by a score of 21-19

The annual Chase Templeton Open Singles competition took place at Whalley Bowling Club recently.

And fine weather ensured that good spectator numbers were entertained with fine bowling and drama as several fancied bowlers were eliminated in the early rounds.

By late afternoon the semi-finals were contested by Gary Evans of Salesbury versus David Walker of Whitworth, while Peter Wellman of Barrowford played Michael Burns of Rishton Conservative Club.

Walker triumphed 21-10 and Burns 21-19 to earn the final places.

A titanic struggle ensued, with neither player being allowed to dominate, but Walker took the title by a score of 21-19.

• The draw for the annual Marjorie Atkinson Trophy competition on August 9th and 10th at Sabden, which raises funds for MacMillan Care, is as follows:

9-30 a.m. – A. Whitehead and partner v B. Wright and B. Ashworth; D. Butler and D. Parkinson v D. Vickers and T. Stewart; G. Stevenson and partner v J. Rigg and F. Franks; M. and D. Ashworth v C. Ramell and M. Burns.

10-15 a.m. – J. Cooper and partner v D. Parsons and T. Connell; B. Gaskell and partner v D. Walker and A. Harrison; M. Pounder and partner v P. Brett and P. Sutcliffe; A. Brecknell and B. Fletcher v B. and D. Holt.

1 p.m. – V. O’Donnell and partner v L. Clarkson and A. Parfitt; J. Atherden and J. Carr v M. Griffiths and D. Cunliffe; C. Hope and T. Singleton v E. Wallace and partner; S. Gall and M. Beardmore v K. Dugger and partner.

1-45 p.m. – S. and G. Wood v J. Robinson and D. Sullivan; P. Welman and G. Evans v A. and M. Whalley; T. Holness and G. Hartley v S. Anderton and M. Opie; L. Nuttall and L. Ramell v A. and A. Hodgson.

No practice, scratch time 15 minutes, final rounds are on Sunday, August 10th, starting at 1 p.m.

All welcome to attend.