Kevin Ward wins C-Level (7+) Series tournament at Phyllis Court
Kevin Ward, winner of the Phyllis Court C-Level tournament (Photo: Chris Roberts)by Christopher Roberts at Phyllis Court
26 Apr 2023 (GC)
Kevin Ward's tournament victory headed a great day for Phyllis Court today as the club dominated this National C-Level (7+) Series tournament.
Not only did Phyllis Court fill 11 of the 16 places, they showed very well indeed in the final positions too, with Alastair Broom finishing runner-up, Steve Morton third amongst home players qualifying from the block for the afternoon main knock-out.
The four morning blocks were very evenly contested with only Morton winning all three games, and the other three blocks all had to be decided on net hoop scores to separate players tied on two wins each.
One had to feel for visitors Paul Brown (Sussex County) and Nigel Wulco (Camerton and Peasedown) who both missed the 'cut' by a single hoop.
Only top seed Carol Jamieson (Blewbury) and Phil Hendy (C & P) kept the visitors' hopes alive in the main knock-out and the latter fell in the quarter finals to Broom.
In the other quarters Ward beat late replacement Hugh Crook, Morton beat Christine Searle, and Jamieson got past Ruth Raunkiaer.
The semis were unexpectedly one-sided 7-1 successes for Ward and Broom over Morton and Jamieson respectively, and then Ward established an early lead in the final to win 7-3.
Meanwhile a fully completed plate event was won by Wulco to give the visitors some consolation.
This victory for Ward sees him join clubmate Broom in qualifying for the end of season National C-Level (7+) Final at Guildford on 16-17 September.