Castlefields and the George both got through session 4 of the BCGBA World Club Championships at Fox Lane in Leyland. Castlefields recovered from 17 down against Birches Head Hotel after three games off to have the last 5 winners and win by 26 overall, Adam Jones winning 6 and Andy Duckett 9. They took on Pudsey from Yorkshire in their second game on the smaller green and were comfortable winners. They led by 18 off four games with Jon Palmer the best 21-10, and then held on with three winners at the back to extend their victory to 24.
The George were on the other green and beat Broughton & Bretton by 38 with captain Elliot McGuinness and Paul Hemming leading the way winning 7. They then faced Willenhall Nordley, who had beaten Eastwood Park by 22, largely thanks to Ross Edwards winning 2. It was a close game as the George led by just 4 after the first four games thanks to Marc Wilson’s 12 win. But the George took three of the final four cards, with Russ Prosser the best 11, to take the game by 14, despite Mark Hall winning 12 for Nordley.
Stretton Anglesey had lost to Pudsey first game by 22 after just having two winners, Conor Chamberlain 15 and Rich Worthington 17.
Full scores are here.
Sunday 15 April 2018
1st round results
No.1 Green Stretton Anglesey (Derbyshire) 136-158 Pudsey (British Parks) Birches Head Hotel (Potteries & District) 125-151 Castlefields (Shropshire)
No.2 Green Eastwood Park (Derbyshire) 122-144 Willenhall Nordley (Staffordshire) The George (Warwick & Worcester) 160-122 Broughton & Bretton (Wales)
2nd round results
No.1 Green Willenhall Nordley 138-152 The George
No.2 Green Pudsey 138-162 Castlefields
Castlefields now face 2015 winners Thongsbridge in a tough opening game next Sunday, while the George doesn’t have it much easier against 2016 winners Parkfield Labour.
The last 8 play to a winner on Sunday 22 April 2018. The finals draw is below:
Finals Day Draw
No.1 Green Parkfield Labour Club v The George, Haunchwood v Castle S & SC.
No.2 Green Holme v King George V, Thongsbridge v Castlefields