The Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League had 5 qualifiers on Days 3 and 4 of the St Georges Open, with four of them on Sunday morning as we dominated the session. On the Saturday and Simon Homer of Dudley Dell beat Phil Lyttle 19, Paul Hemming 8 and Owen Jackson 13 to get through. Our former players in Gareth Herbert and Tom Palmer of Three Magpies qualified after beating Dudley Dell’s Jamie Wyer 8 and Dean Butler 7 respectively. Onto Sunday morning and we took all 4 qualifying tickets. West Brom FSC’s Rob Carter beat Danny Sillitoe 19 and Tom Vickers 15 to get through, with the three other qualifiers all under 30. Adam Weaver from Ward End Cons defeated Rich Goddard of Castlefields 16, Jon Price 10 and Daniel Nixon 20 to get through. The George’s Ryan Prosser got though after beating Phil Cookson 6, Aaron Steele 15 and Matt Horton 19, while Jordie Baddeley of Baddesley also qualified by getting past Tony Stevens 10, Darren Wellings 13 and Tom Boyd Jnr 9.
We had some near misses to as Simon Coupe beat Wayne Phillips of West Brom FSC 13 and Dean Missere who defeated Castlefields’ Paul Williams 10. We also had Willenhall Nordley’s Mark Clayton lose out to Paul Leah 15 and Phil Clinton of the George be beaten by Paul Dale 18. Gareth Coates defeated Paul Stretton 14 to qualify, while Yorkshire dominated the Sunday afternoon with three getting through. Graeme Wilson beat Darrell Handley of Windmill 17, James Martin defeated Chris Mordue 15 and Chris’ son Josh got past Carl Armitage 10. Nigel Egan, who used to play for Victoria Park in our league, was the other qualifier, beating Gareth Hughes 14.
The full results and finals day draw is here.