The Summit Garage Staffordshire Premier Bowls League has 13 out of the 32 players in the St Georges Open. Ward End Cons’ Adam Weaver and Tom Roden of the George play each other first round, while Jason Galvin of King George V has a tough task against Wayne Ditchfield. Nathan Dawes and Simon Homer of Dudley Dell have both qualified and face Chris Eccles and Felix Abba respectively. Castlefields have four players in the field. Andy Duckett plays former St Georges player Josh Bradburn, Adam Jones takes on Gareth Coates, Steve Freer plays Nigel Hughes and Tom Palmer takes on Josh Mordue. Scott Harries of Penn is a former home player and has a tasty tie with former Three Magpies player Gareth Herbert. The George’s Ryan Prosser will look to win his second title in Shropshire as he plays Nigel Egan. Chris Ward from M&B Cheslyn Hay has plenty of experience on his side as he plays Steve Gilfedder, as Jordie Baddeley from Baddesley is at the opposite end when he plays James Martin. Simon Coupe is the bookies favourite and has a bye into the last 16 after Rob Carter of West Brom FSC had to pull out. The game of the first round is between two former Champion of Champions in Graeme Wilson and John Bailey. Two more big competition winners from last year in Spring Waterloo Champion Kevan Shaw and Sandal Classic winner Dean Missere take each other on 1st round. Paul Dale and Paul Leah play in plenty of big competitions so will hope experience pays off when they meet.
The action starts at 10:30.
Results will be updated here round by round.