Video of the morning session of the Cyprus Festival finals day.

The culmination of another fantastic week in the Cypriot sun saw some great games.

Darren Wardle & Doreen Bickerstaffe and Eddie Lonergan & Eric Whitehead

The finals day started with the open doubles competition. This saw Darren Wardle and Doreen Bickerstaffe play Eddie Lonergan and Eric Whitehead.

Both pairs had really impressed on the way to the final with Darren and Eric both particularly impressive.

The story of the final though was the exceptional lead bowls from Darren and Eric and Eddie struggling to contain their opponents in the corner by the 5 star Athena Royal Beach Hotel. Darren was putting them close and he was very well supported by Doreen on the way to a 21-10 win.

Joan Jolly & Julia McDonald

One of the most experienced players on this green is Joan Jolly. Joan has a been a visitor to this venue with Ces for many years and the North Lancs and Fylde player is a tough opponent. In the Ladies round-robin singles Joan was up against Julia McDonald who had impressed on the way to the final by playing a similar game to Joan.

Joan made sure Julia just couldn’t get into the game. As much as Julia tried the experience that Joan had on the green proved too much on the way to a 21-09 win.

 

Ian Nicholson and Kerry Morris

One of the most anticipated games of the finals day was the men’s round-robin singles between Kerry Morris and Ian Nicholson.

Both players had shown their pedigree in this and previous years and it doesn’t matter which county or country they are in they are top class players.

It was Kerry who started the game in amazing form and led extremely well all through the game. Ian struggled to lead as well and this proved his downfall.

It was Kerry who added another title to his Cyprus role of honour with a 21-13 win.

If you would like to see for yourself the morning session of the finals day then please click below to see the video.

 

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.