DUO SEAL THEIR SHIELD PASSAGE
THE final two places in the open draw for the WBA National Club Championship have been decided.
In Section 1, Carmarthen played and won their postponed match against Parc William in midweek and visited Llangennech & Bryn on Saturday with the winner taking the spoils. And it was Carmarthen who came out on top by 42 shots.
In Section 2, Ammanford Park’s destruction of near neighbours Tybie ensured their qualification to the next round.
The only real danger posed was the possibility of a big score by Havelock Park at home to Cross Hands. But surprisingly, a short-handed Cross Hands turned the tables, winning by a quarter of a shot, which took Havelock out of the equation.
National first-round matches take place on June 15 with home draws for Carmarthen, Ammanford Park, Brynhyfryd, Loughor and Kidwelly Town, while Parc y Dre face a visit to the West Glamorgan area.
In the Llanelli and District Bowling League, current champions Kidwelly Town opened their season with an impressive victory against promoted Loughor at Parc William, winning on all four rinks.
Elsewhere there were some close matches. At Old Road, Llanelli hosted Parc y Dre in a match that went to the very last bowl when visiting skip Rob Chisholm produced an excellent delivery to make four shots and win the match by one.
In division one, relegated Brynhyfryd held on to beat promoted New Llandovery Youth are pictured after winning the East Carmarthenshire Cup at Parc y Scarlets. They beat Llandeilo in an evenly-matched contest. Ryan Williams landed a penalty with the last kick of the match to win the game 16-15. This is the third year on the trot that Llandovery Youth have won the title. Lodge by one shot, and in division two there was a similar result at Llandeilo, where visitors Ammanford Town took the spoils.
WBA National Club Championship Carruthers Shield qualifying sections results
Section 1: Llangennech & Bryn 5395 Carmarthen.
Section 2: Havelock Park 77-77.25 Cross Hands; Tybie 45-109 Ammanford Park.
Llanelli & District Bowling League sponsored by Gravells – Premier div: Loughor 65 (0)-(14) 115 Kidwelly Town; Llanelli 74 (4)-(10) 75 Parc y Dre; Gorseinon 76 (4)-(10) 103 Graig Merthyr.
Div. 1: Brynhyfryd 86 (10)-(4) 85 New Lodge; Calsonic Wanderers 86 (12)-(2) 71 Blue Anchor; Burry Port 93 (14)-(0) 58 Pontarddulais; Gowerton 69 (2)-(12) 83 Dafen Welfare.
Div. 2: Llandeilo 76 (4)-(10) 77 Ammanford Town.
Saturday fixtures: Llanelli & District Bowling League sponsored by Gravells Premier division: Loughor v Llanelli; Ammanford Park v Gorseinon; Kidwelly Town v Park y Dre; Havelock Park v Graig Merthyr.
Div. 1: Pontarddulais v Brynhyfryd; Calsonic Wanderers v New Lodge; Blue Anchor v Dafen Welfare; Llangennech & Bryn v Gowerton.
Div. 2: Ty’rfran v Parc William; Cwmaman v Cross Hands; Llandeilo v Tumble; Tybie v Dafen Welfare Crusaders.