PROMOTION JOY FOR GORSEINON
THE final acts of the 2018 outdoor bowling season took place last weekend with three outstanding matches in the Llanelli & District Bowling League completed.
The main focus was on the match between Calsonic Wanderers and Gorseinon with the visitors having to avoid a defeat by at least 47 shots to confirm their return to the Premier division next year.
Keeping the match tight with fewer than 10 shots separating the two sides for the 21 ends, Gorseinon finished the task by taking two points on Nigel Williams’ rink.
Divisional champions Loughor finished off their year with a home win against Burry Port, while Parc y Dre and Ammanford Park ended their season at Peoples Park with the visitors coming out on top.
Many players now transfer to the indoor scene at centres in Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llanelli and Swansea.
Results: Premier division – Parc y Dre 48 (2)-(12) 62.25 Ammanford Park.
Division one – Calsonic Wanderers 73.25 (12)-(2) 69 Gorseinon; Loughor 63.75 (12)-(2) 37 Burry Port.
Premier division champions – Kidwelly Town.
Relegated – Blue Anchor and Brynhyfryd.
Promoted – Gorseinon. Relegated – Tumble and Ammanford Town.
Division two champions – Llangennech & Bryn.
Promoted – New Lodge. Competition champions: DJ Jones (2 Rink) – Blue Anchor.
Champions All Singles – Mark Watkins (Graig Merthyr Bowls Club).
David Richards (Over-50) Singles – Phil Nicholas (Brynhyfryd Bowls Club).
Harold Williams (Under-35) Singles – Mark Watkins (Graig Merthyr Bowls Club).
Festival Week Singles – Rob Chisholm (Parc y Dre Bowls Club).
Festival Week Pairs – Parc y Dre Bowls Club.
Festival Week Triples – Llanelli Bowls Club.
Festival Week Fours – Parc y Dre Bowls Club. one champions –