Westlands Bowling Club

Potteries Junior Merits 2005

At Milton Hayes on Sunday 24 July

Round of Last 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
John Price (Florence)


John Price 21 John Price 17 Carl Whitfield 21
Gary Owen (Birches Hd Hotel) 17
Adam Lamb (Fegg Hayes) 10 Joe Williamson 15
Joe Williamson (Birches Hd Hotel) 21
Karl Simpson (Birches Hd Hotel) 21 Karl Simpson 13 Carl Whitfield 21
Aaron Steele (Florence) 15
Ashley Campbell (Fenton Private) 9 Carl Whitfield 21
Carl Whitfield (Meir Kings Arms) 21
Lee Wild (Chesterton Park) 6 Adam Rowley 11 Jim Burndred 21 Jim Burndred 6
Adam Rowley (Longton Park) 21
Jim Burndred (Birches Hd Hotel) 21 Jim Burndred 21
Lee Campbell (Fenton Private) 16
David Hyatt (Westlands) 9 Adam Jackson 18 Todd Ridge 12
Adam Jackson (Westlands) 21
Danny Higginson (Meir K Arms) 10 Todd Ridge 21
Todd Ridge (Westlands) 21

Report by Keith Williamson

21 competitors took part in the event. At the start, conditions were good but steady rain made the green very heavy. Carl Whitfield, Meir Kings Arms, picked his way through the field and in the final beat Jim Burndred of Birches Head Hotel 21 - 7.

Potteries & District are allocated 2 representatives in the All England Junior Merit Finals. These places would normally be taken by the 2 finalists. However Carl will be on holiday during this competition and the 2 losing semi finalists played off to determine who would take his place. In the play off Todd Ridge beat John Price 21 - 14. Jim Burndred and Todd Ridge will now represent the Potteries at Winton Social Club, Manchester on Saturday 20th August.

Performance of the day was that of Florence youngster John Price who put out the holder, Gary Owen, in the opening round.