DBE Maiden Singles – Sunday 17TH November 2019, Gedling IBC
16 bowlers entered the event on Sunday, sadly 3 had to withdraw due to illness and travel disruption just a few days before the event. It didn’t cause too much of a problem and the event went ahead without very little upset.
The format was a knockout with a Plate for those losing in the first round thus guaranteeing everyone at least 2 matches.
There were several very close, well fought matches which kept the spectators entertained.
Semi-finals saw Colin Milner from Milton Keynes take on Michelle White from Surrey. Michelle had won her previous games very convincingly but Colin from the 9th end forged ahead and won the game.
The other semi-final was an amazing game between Alastair Domville from York and new member Nigel Bechelet , Nigel is the Hampshire president. After 24 ends and the bell had rung the score was 18 shots all !! So we go into and extra end which Nigel won by one shot. Great game and good to watch.
The final for most part was a close game with Nigel pulling ahead on the last few ends to win.
The plate final was between Keith Mason from Northants and Colin Wagstaff from Grantham. Colin coming out the winner.
During the day our classification team, Physio Gill and technical classifier Sally, accessed 4 new members and reviewed one of our Elite squad.
All in all, a very busy day for all!
Thanks were given to the helpers who kindly marked the games and pushed the wheelchairs.
Trophies were presented and everyone wished a safe journey home.
Report provided by Margaret Smith (Competition Secretary)