LOCAL bowlers Rob Millar and Alan Irving came out on top in the gents open pairs at last week’s Skegness EBA bowls tournament.
They defeated Leicester pair Gavin Bryson and Bryan Medhurst in the final, and received £100 each, the pairs open trophy and the much coveted Jolly Fisherman figurines.
The EBF quarter-finals, played at Lincoln Moorlands, resulted in mixed fortunes for local bowlers.
Gary Kitchen, from Skegness Foreshore, ran out 21-8, against Paul Howden, in the Weighall two wood singles.
In the champions of champions, Ian Morris of Skegness Foreshore, just got the better of Dean Stevenson 21-18, to progress to the semi-finals.
In the patrons mixed pairs, Ian teamed up with fellow club member Rose Amos and took on husband and wife team Chris and Rose Mudd.
In a tight game, the Skegness duo ran out 17-14 winners.
Spilsby bowlers Nathan Odlin, Ian Clark and Ray Cartwright defeated Terry Wood and Co 26-10, to progress in the Truman triples.
Odlin then teamed up with Lee Boucher to triumph in the under 25 pairs with a comfortable 20-6 win over M Dent and D Langley of Clee Bowls.
All winners will be in the semi-finals at Lincoln Moorlands on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.
Hopper four wood singles, I Clark (Spilsby) 16 John Markham 21; Gratton pairs, Gary Kitchen/John Clarke (Skegness Foreshore) 15, John Downes/Jim Davidson 16; Tom Mansfield over 65 singles, Tom Whiteley 21 Alan Irving (Skegness Foreshore) 14; senior mixed pairs, Rose Amos/Ian Morris (Skegness Foreshore) 8 Rob Audis/Janet Wright 21; Carholme cup, Alan Irving/Anthony Duke/Brian Kilby (Skegness Foreshore) 13, Mick Thompson and Co 21; Marie Denny cup, Ann Orton/Rob Millar/Jim Orton (Skegness Foreshore) 11, Mick Foster/Maria Clarke/Mick Thompson 19; secretaries cup, David Wilson 21, Rob Millar (Skegness Foreshore) 16.
Boston and Skegness EBA bowls league results
Stickney 8 Horncastle 2, Burton House 10 Kirton 0, Skegness Foreshore 10 BBC 0, Sleaford Road 8 Freiston 2.