Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo last 64 results

One of the most anticipated days of the year did not disappoint as the sixty-four players returned to the Waterloo. This is traditionally one the the best days to see with 32 games to keep everyone entertained.

The bookmaker’s favourite, Greg Smith, eased into the last 32 with an inspired display. This was matched by the performances of Simon Coupe and Glynn Cookson though there were many players displaying good form on the day.

Greg Smith leading Mark Hughes

The best games in the morning session were the tustles between Eric Ralphson and Phil Lee and Andy Thornton and Damian Morrison. Phil did remarkably well to run out from 18-14 down, there was nothing the Eric did wrong with Phil showing exceptional form. Andy Thornton and Damian could hardly be separated all game and it was no surprise when it came down to the last end to decide it.

Greg Smith showed great form over a distance against Mark Hughes. Simon Coupe, although it was close for most of the game, had too much for James Grimston.

Simon Coupe playing James Grimston

The afternoon session started with Glynn Cookson showing probably the form of the day for most of his game against Tommy King. Wayne Ditchfield showed exceptional short game play against Paul Heap.

Lee Heaton and Graeme Wilson brought back memories of a famous semi-final from a few years ago with an exceptionally close game. It looked like Graeme would steal the win this time but Lee was not going to be denied.

The results are below and we return again for the last 32 on Monday with a prompt and hopefully not too chilly 10:00am start.

Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo Handicap Last 64 results:
1 . Paul Leah (Manchester) 14
2 . Steve Baskerville (Altrincham) 21
3 . Andy Fleming (Preston) 15
4 . Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury) 21
5 . Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton) 21
6 . Steve Moores (Northwich) 10
7 . Eric Ralphson (Heywood) 18
8 . Phil Lee (Liverpool) 21
9 . Greg Smith (Alvechurch) 21
10 . Mark Hughes (Leeds) 10
11 . Andy Thornton (Cumbria) 21
12 . Damian Morrison (Warrington) 20
13 . Ryan Clark (Sheffield) 21
14 . Richard Priestley (Hebden) 18
15 . Roger Crowther (Huddersfield) 21
16 . Michael Heap (Wigan) 17
17 . Gareth Coates (Halifax) 21
18 . Kieron Smith (Leeds) 12
19 . Malcolm Sims (Poynton) 21
20 . Bradley Bayliss (Alvaston & Boulton) 6
21 . Pete Dunkley (Birmingham) 21
22 . Stephen Parkin (Stoke) 15
23 . Ritchie Goddard (Shrewsbury) 21
24 . David Walker (Tadcaster) 13
25 . Mike Geraghty (Flixton) 18
26 . Billy Speed (Wigan) 21
27 . James Grimston (Lytham) 14
28 . Simon Coupe (Preston) 21
29 . Stuart King (Huddersfield) 17
30 . Andy Hughes (Cunliffe) 21
31 . Antony Mellor (Heywood) 21
32 . Mike Holden (Rochdale) 20
33 . Ray Goodhand (Warrington) 21
34 . Liam Griffin (Pudsey) 15
35 . Dave Watters (Preston) 21
36 . Simon Mills (Derby) 9
37 . Ian Wassell (Sandbach) 16
38 . Chris Ward (Victoria Park) 21
39 . Glynn Cookson (Winsford) 21
40 . Tommy King (Blackpool) 7
41 . Danny Sillitoe (Maltby) 19
42 . Simon Brown (Ulverston) 21
43 . Mike Beer (Shrewsbury) 21
44 . Alan Gilpin (Kendal) 16
45 . Ian Grady (Skemersdale) 21
46 . David Bradford (IOM) 17
47 . Paul Heap (Springbank) 14
48 . Wayne Ditchfield (Eccleston) 21
49 . Duncan Watkins (Bolton) 21
50 . Chris Kelly (Sheffield) 13
51 . Lee Heaton (Croston) 21
52 . Graeme Wilson (Elland) 19
53 . Stephen Glover (Liverpool) 12
54 . Chris Brown (Sheffield) 21
55 . Lee Johnstone (Poynton) 11
56 . Dave McDermott (Wirral) 21
57 . Michael Leach (Blackpool) 21
58 . John Rothwell (Glossop) 10
59 . Clive Chapman (Heywood) 13
60 . Richard Hargreaves (Keithley BC) 21
61 . Jason Jones (Abergale) 21
62 . Alan Hanford (Barrowford) 17
63 . Craig Richardson (Denbigh) 13
64 . Ryan Sandham (Poynton Sports) 21
 

 

 

Steve Davies

Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine after consulting with respected figures in the game and journalism.