Theres no easy games when you are vowing to qualify for National recognition and the chance to go to Leamington Spa so theres no surprise to see the following tricky ties:-
Our under 25 star Barry Hopkins Jnr has a home tie against a D. Ridley from Herrington WMC, we have no idea who his opposing player is but at home it would be disappointing for Barry not to win.
Barry also is our representative in the Champion of Champions, he has a very tricky tie away to multi championship winner Bill Shand from John Whitehead Park. Bill is a very difficult opponent to beat on his home green but Barry performs he never has anything to fear.
The Singles see two tricky ties for Scott Morland and Barry Hopkins Jnr, Scott away At Stockton West End against D. Mallaby and Barry is at Elm Tree Stockton to D. Fenwick. We are not knowledgeable on Stockton players to give further details unless D. Fenwick is the famous multi national winner Dave Fenwick which will give Barry an enormous 1st round task.
The 2 bowls singles has left a very difficult game also for Barry, he faces England Trialist and multi EBA Competition winner Glenn Skipp from Elm Tree Stockton. Glenn is one of the best local bowlers who beat Barrys Dad in the final of the Singles many years ago. Scott is away from home awaiting the winner of Liam Macey who is now an outstanding young talent or Vic Tunstall who since leaving Whessoe and moving to Hundens has turned his steady bowling ability into a decent one using the experience of people such as Graham Peacock to learn his trade.
Our triples rink of Barry Hopkins Jnr/Mathew Raftree and Barry Hopkins has a home game to Stuart Clarkes Hundens rink, possibly with Graham Peacock and Vic Tunstall at a guess. Never an easy game but it depends on our rink of 3 finding the best way around to play, all 3 like to skip so its a case of getting the square pegs into square holes, if they get it right Stuarts rink would find a trip to South Park very difficult.
Our 4’s rink consisting of our Triples rink + Scott Morland is very strong (again positioning important) but we have our work cut out going to Elm Tree facing W. Hall of Elm Tree. Again we know little of our opposition but expect them to very strong.