Beau miss chance to make up ground
Beaumaris A missed out on an opportunity to make up ground on the North Wales Coast Bowls League’s main title contenders when they lost a rearranged match away to fellow high-fliers Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The convincing 9-3 result in Blaenau’s favour amounted to a double defeat for captain Keith Bailey’s team, who had also lost to their opponents at home in April in an 8-4 upset.
At Blaenau, Beaumaris’ Andrew Stanley excelled at 21-4, while the hosts’ Martin Hughes registered 21-5 – with the gulf between the rivals 184133 in points.
Otherwise, the Coast League had a blank weekend due to the All-England Championship grand finals at Llay, Wrexham.
Beaumaris were beaten 6-4 away to Gresford in the Welsh Counties’ Bowls League, losing on the aggregates after tying 4-4 in games.
The Wrexham hosts led the points 148-131, despite fine solo efforts for Beaumaris, notably by Stuart Thomas with 21-11 and Barry Harris 21-15.
Beaumaris’ Adam Harris lost in the first round of the All-England Championship grand finals in Llay, Wrexham.
The high-standard brought into competition 64 of the game’s top achievers and it was Harris’s misfortune to be drawn against Andy Moss from Shropshire.
Harris lost 21-12 to Moss, the eventual finalist. In the final, Moss was beaten 21-16 by Mattie Gilmore from Merseyside.
Beaumaris-based David T Evans was one of eight referees at the Llay event, and took charge of the final.
Bangor City, who have headed the Anglesey/Bangor and District Bowls League’s Monday Division rankings for virtually the whole season so far, have been usurped by Penygroes.
Bangor conceded at home to Penygroes last Thursday and so lost 10-0. The club objected to the rearranged fixture, which was meant to be played on June 27 before Penygroes pulled out late on.
The conceded game followed Bangor’s 7-3 defeat at Criccieth three days earlier, when their best performer was Gary Buckland at 21-12.
Penygroes profited from an 8-2 win away to Academi Llanfair, as well the 10-0 win over Bangor, to go top.
In the clash against Llanfairpwll, Dave Jones scored 21-9 for the young hosts and Dion Williams 21-8 for the visitors.
Llangefni thrashed Menai Bridge 9-1 with Llew Griffiths at 21-6 and, in the pairs, Emyr Owen and Will Owen on 21-5.
Bethesda beat Llanfairpwll 7-3, with Gavin Davies and Dylan Roberts both winning 21-7, while Benllech won 7-3 at Caernarfon as Alwyn Parry took his game 21-7.
It’s all to play for in the ongoing Festival Bowls Cup’s two-leg final between Beaumaris A and Llanfairpwll, who will confront each other again tonight (Wednesday, August 3).
The Castle green hosts trail by 163176 points following the opening leg at Llanfairpwll last midweek.
Llanfairpwll’s best cards came from Ellis Roberts on 21-8 and Geraint Booth and Elfyn Jones, both 21-9, while Beaumaris boasted Derek Stanley’s 21-11 and Barry Harris’s 21-14.
The knockout is organised within the Anglesey/Bangor and District League’s Wednesday Division.
Bethesda have their noses in front in the John Griffiths Bowls Cup semifinal, the consolation event for the Festival Cup within the Anglesey/ Bangor and District League’s Wednesday Division.
The Rachub lead Benllech 179-170 on points following their home leg, with the intriguing away return arranged for tonight.
Bethesda’s Emyr Roberts won 21-5, while Benllech’s Pat Smithson posted 21-8. The return leg takes place tonight (Wednesday, August 3), with Caernarfon awaiting the winners in the final.
Holyhead Bowls Club will be the hosts as usual for the Jack Carliss Cup, a singles competition, this coming Sunday, August 7.
The entry fee is £3 and the organiser is Brenda Hughes on 01407 764621.
Beaumaris A, Benllech and Bethesda A all won 7-2 in the Gwynedd Senior Citizens’ Bowls League’s Division A.
Beaumaris A climbed to second place after their win over Llandudno B, with David T Evans winning 21-7.
They are now within 12 points of the leaders and title favourites, Llandudno A.
Benllech outplayed Llanrwst as Mike Ward returned 21-8, while Bethesda A got the better of hosts Caernarfon, with 21-9 cards from both Elfed Bullock and Gilbert Bowen.
Division B leaders Llanfairpwll A hammered Llanfairfechan B 8-1 , with Maldwyn Evans winning 21-6 and the Richard Clarke and Alun Owen triumphing 21-6 in the pairs.
Second-placed Beaumaris B, trailing by nine points, impressed 6-3 at Llanfairfechan A, where Trevor Ashenden posted 21-7.
Bethesda B 7 Dwygyfylchi 2; Craig-y-Don B 7 Dinas Criccieth 2; Porthaethwy 6 Gwyngyll 3.
Andrew Hughes of Caernarfon is the new junior champion of the Anglesey/Bangor and District Bowls League.
He came out top from 12 other competitors in the annual tournament, staged at Llanfairpwll.
Hughes defeated his Caernarfon club-mate Matthew Davitt 21-16 in the final.
Andrew Hughes beat Sion Bell (Llanfairpwll) 21-6 and Matthew Davitt beat Dion Owen (Llanfairpwll) 21-11.