The finals of the BIBC championships were contested yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately England were not represented in any finals. Ireland dominated by reaching 4 of the 6 finals.
Martin McHugh threw a small spanner in the works by qualifying for both the Pairs and Singles so the pairs were played first against Scotland with the Scottish pair running out the winners. The Singles followed straight after in which Martin played David Kingdon of Wales. It was an incredible game but unfortunately Martin was not able to overcome David’s amazing shotplay.
England’s Senior Fours players were very unlucky in the Semi-final losing to Wales 21-18. Wales fought back in the final two ends picking up 3 and 4 shots to see them through to the final.
So the winners of the respective championships are as follows:
Singles: Dave Kingdon, Wales
Junior Singles: Gary Kelly, Ireland
Senior Fours: Wales
From an umpiring perspective all games proceeded without a hitch and I must pass on all my thanks to the team for giving up their time to officiate at these Championships.