Castleford and District Bowling Association’s first competition of the season was held at Allerton Bywater on Sunday.
Twenty one men and 10 ladies competed in the gents and ladies individual merit competitions.
Glasshoughton’s Ryan Lloyd claimed the gents title with home bowler Val Bradshaw winning the ladies competition.
Ryan played second division bowler Alan Lee of Valley Gardens in the final.
Alan took an early 8-2 lead before Ryan got a short run with the jack to pull back to 10-9. The scoring was close until Ryan took a 16-13 lead and eventually ran out the 21-16 winner.
Val played Savile Park bowler Karen Portman in the ladies final.
Val took an early 10-2 lead and never relinquished the advantage even though Karen kept creeping nearer and nearer.
Val eventually won 21-19.
GENTS -Quarterfinals: K Smith 12, G Gidman 21; A Lee 21, A Box 8; I Scarfe 9, Ryan Lloyd 21; D Thomas 19, M Brain 21. Semi finals: G Gidman 15, A Lee 21; Ryan Lloyd 21, M Brain 15. Final: Ryan Lloyd 21, A Lee 16.
LADIES - Quarterfinals: A Hagen 19, V Bradshaw 21; E Riding 8, P Walton 21; K Portman 21, N Eustace 15; J Emery 9, C Lynch 21. Semi-finals: V Bradshaw 21, P Walton 14; K Portman 21, C Lynch 17. Final: V Bradshaw 21, K Portman 19.
Entry sheets for the Castleford and District Association’s Festival Week need to be submitted by May 16.