Beau miss chance to make up ground

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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.

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