Cyprus Festival Men’s and Ladies Singles Finals

The magnificent setting of the 4 star Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel saw two magnificent finals in the Cyprus Bowls Festival.

The festival had proved, once again, to be a roaring success and provided excellent bowling under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Eric Whitehead and Kerry Morris

The Men’s final was eagerly anticipated as reigning champion, Kerry Morris, took on Eric Whitehead who has so many years experience on the greens.

Kerry proved though he has become the master on these greens. His wonderful control of length of his bowls and the ability to lead consistently well makes him such a difficult player to try and beat.

As much as Eric tried to use his experience on the greens he had no real answer to the questions Kerry was asking.

Under a baking hot sun, on probably the warmest day of the week, Kerry eased his way to a cool, calm and collected 21-09 win and the double of round-robin and singles triumphs

The Ladies final was expected to be a classic.

Joan Jolly and Janet Hargreaves

Joan Jolly had tasted success earlier in the day and, like Kerry, she was aiming for the double. Janet Hargreaves had other ideas and used the length of jack that Joan used earlier in the day to record an impressive win.

Both Ladies were trying to use their opposing hands to great effect and Janet was also determined to not let Joan settle.

It was a 21-07 win for the Staffordshire lady as she joined Potteries star Kerry as Cyprus Festival singles champions.

 

 

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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.