Dunkley claims Senior Merit title

BCGBA British Senior Merit Trophy Final
Ken Howarth (BCGBA President) &
Ross Dunkley BCGBA British Senior Merit Trophy winner

The first title of the year was claimed by Warwick and Worcester’s Ross Dunkley. After a commanding performance Ross won the British Senior Merit Trophy with a victory in the final against his friend and fellow Warwickshire man Jason Galvin.

The event was the first played at the new crown green facilities at Heaton Park in north Manchester. For more information on the BCGBA competitions this year please visit the competitions page on the BCGBA website.

The scores are below and the link to the video of the final is at the end.

First round

Aaron Clark 20 Anthony Lloyd 21

Chris Bly 20 James Davison 21

Gareth Hughes 17 James Grimston 21

Kevan Shaw 21 Gareth Herbert 17

Paul Bailey 14 Ed Furniss 21

Jordan Baddeley 21 Andy Hayes 16

Paul Garwood 21 Paul Williams 20

Mark Ashburn 20 Ross Dunkley 21

Dave Worthington 21 Nigel Fryer 15

Phil Lee 20 Michael Warrington 21

Ross Meese 21 Andy Hamman 15

Dave Lunn 15 Duncan Watkins 21

Colin Kelly 18 Dan Petcher 21

Kevin Keary 10 Phil Wilsdon 21

John Short 06 Jason Galvin 21

Paul Clark 17 Callum Wraight 21

Second round

Anthony Lloyd 18 James Davison 21

James Grimston 21 Kevan Shaw 18

Ed Furniss 19 Jordan Baddeley 21

Paul Garwood 18 Ross Dunkley 21

Dave Worthington 16 Michael Warrington 21

Ross Meese 21 Duncan Watkins 13

Dan Petcher 21 Phil Wilsdon 20

Jason Galvin 21 Callum Wraight 18

Ken Howarth (BCGBA President) &
Jason Galvin British Senior Merit Trophy Runner-up

Quarter finals

James Davison 19 James Grimston 21

Jordan Baddeley 16 Ross Dunkley 21

Michael Warrington 19 Ross Meese 21

Dan Petcher 16 Jason Galvin 21


James Grimston 12 Ross Dunkley 21

Ross Meese 20 Jason Galvin 21


Ross Dunkley 21 Jason Galvin 06

About Steve Davies 168 Articles
Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, 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 which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.