Top bowlers battle it out at annual festival

Pontefract Bowling Club hosts tomorrow's festival finals.
Pontefract Bowling Club hosts tomorrow's festival finals.

A feast of top-class bowls is on the cards when Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association stage their annual festival finals day at Pontefract Bowling Club, Halfpenny Lane tomorrow (Sunday).

The festival is sponsored by McTigue Funeral Directors.

Competitors are asked to report 15 minutes before their start time.

Five tournaments will be held, starting with the ladies pairs finals at 10am. The finalists are:

L Dye/V Bradshaw, C Franks/K Day, M Chambers/J Brain, L Armstrong*/J Tams*.

The finalists for the gents pair tournament, which starts at 11am, are:

M Harrap/D Harrap, M Brain/A Walstow, D Dobson/G Bradbury, R Owen/P Kendall.

The ladies individual tournament starts at 2pm. The finalists are S Hill*, A Hagen, V Bradshaw, P Walton.

N Webster, R Owen, M Brain and Ryan Lloyd will contest the gents individual finals which are also scheduled to get underway at 2pm.

The festival concludes with the mixed pairs tournament which is set to start at 5pm.

The finalists are S Thompson/M Chambers, D Thomas/J Johnson, Ryan Lloyd/A Hagen, S Portman/P Walton.

* Denotes home bowler

The association’s Hospice Cup final between Glasshoughton A (scratch) and Fryston (6) will be played at Smirthwaite BC, Newland Lane, Normanton, next Monday, July 10. The final starts at 6.30pm.