Worthing Unified Open hailed another success

THE third Worthing Unified Open bowls tournament came to a close on Saturday when Dave Moses beat his pairs partner Barry Steadman in the Caring Lady singles final.

Moses, who plays for Mackie in Brighton, lifted the title and won £1,500 prize money after defeating Lancing’s Steadman, who picked up £750 prize money, 21-18.

The tournament was again hailed as an excellent two weeks and secretary Chris Young said: “The tournament was another great success this year and everyone taking part said they really enjoyed it and are looking forward to coming back next year.

“Everything went really well and the weather was fine for the first week. We had a lot of wind and rain on the Tuesday of the second week but we got through it and we’re all looking forward to next year now.

“The tournament attracts a lot of interest and we must have had around 500 people here – players and spectators – which is very good for the town.

“The two-week tournament is now firmly established as one of the best tournaments in the bowls calendar.”

The Chatsworth Hotel triples competition was won by Lancing’s Dave Cornwell, Pavilion’s Terry Honnor and his son, Ian, who plays for Egham. They defeated the Ruislip trio of Dave Garside, Peter Picknell and Attilio Ciampini 16-14 in the final to take home £825 prize money.

Local interest in the Guildcare pairs was maintained by Simon Edwards and Dave Rasberry until the semi-finals when they lost narrowly on an extra end to Ian Steele and John Wilson of Chipstead. The winners of the pairs were Darren Anderson and Scott Edwards from Brighton, who won £1,000 prize money.

The fours, sponsored by The Range, was won for the second year running by Sutton’s Terry Buckland, Roger Graves, Keith Adams and Steve Shanley.

They won £800 prize money after beating Egham’s Alistair McNichol, Robert Palser, Pauline Clark and Barry Martin in the final.