Champ Kitchen finds the recipe for success

Pictured is Ian Morris, left, with the champion of champions trophy, and Gary Kitchen with the Weigall trophy.
Pictured is Ian Morris, left, with the champion of champions trophy, and Gary Kitchen with the Weigall trophy.

FORESHORE bowler Gary Kitchen finished off a fine weekend’s bowling at Lincoln Moorlands by defeating Andy Bennett, of Brigg, 21-10 in the final of the Weigall two wood singles to become Lincolnshire champion.

In the semi-final he had defeated Richard White, from Burton House, 21-17.

Gary will go on to represent Lincolnshire in the EBF national finals at Skegness, starting on August 20.

Fellow Foreshore bowler Ian Morris stepped up to the plate in the champion of champions singles, where he took on David Gedney, from Bicker, in the semi-final.

On a tricky rink, Morris seemed to be coasting to victory at 19-13, but Gedney fought back to level at 20-20, but he managed to get the vital shot to take him into the final.

In the final, he took on Andy Bennett and, on a much better rink, Morris found the better weight and ran out a 21-12 winner. He will also represent Lincolnshire in the national finals in August.

Skegness Foreshore reached the semi-final of the Onyx trophy, by defeating Lincoln Moorlands in the quarter-finals.

Winning on all four rinks, they won by 27 shots and will take on Royal Mail Cart in the semi-finals at Burton House Bowls Club, on Saturday, August 6.

EBA results: Stickney 34 (0) Sleaford Road 57 (10), Skegness Foreshore 55 (10) Freiston 30 (0), Kirton (8) Horncastle (2), Skegness Suncastle 44 (1) BBC 73 (9).