Philpott retains Spalding Junior Open singles title

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Jordan Philpott retained the Spalding Junior Open singles bowls title, collecting £350 in prize money and the trophy.

The tournament, sponsored by Stonehaven Care Home, was played at the Castle Sports Complex on Saturday.

With 24 of some of the best young players in the country in action, a round-robin format of premier three style matches determined final group standings with the top two in each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.

The open draw for the semi-finals saw Tom Hall pitched against Kieran Crane and an all-Spalding tie with Philpott playing Chelsea Tomlin.

Both were hard-fought matches but Philpott and Hall won in straight sets.

With the title up for grabs, a nip and tuck match was again settled in straight sets.

Spalding’s ladies lost to a strong York team in the quarter-final of the National Club Knockout competition at Newark.

Spalding beat Lincolnshire Vice Presidents 138-74 in a friendly, winning on four rinks and drawing on the other two.

Spalding also won by 13 shots at Skegness (114-101).

Spalding’s ladies county team lost 100-96 at Skegness, taking four of the 12 match points on offer.

A total of 72 bowlers from Spalding took part in a tournament which raised £550 for the British Heart Foundation.

The runners-up team of Emily Day, Jenny Horner and Derek Hammond shared prize money of £60.

The honours on the day went to the team of Lynne Smith, June Taylor and Keith Wood who shared £120.