Herefordshire’s Shaun Jones has won the Men’s National Two-Wood Singles Championship, supported by the Friends of English Bowling.
The Ross-on-Wye BC bowler defeated Kent’s Tom Bishop, representing Bromley BC, in this afternoon’s final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
Jones raced into a 13-0 lead after eight ends of the final, before Bishop won three of the next four ends to reduce the deficit to 14-4.
Left-handed Jones added a couple of singles to his tally, but a run of four consecutive ends for Bishop kept him in the contest and made the score 16-10 with three ends to play.
Jones then secured the single required to claim the title and deny Bishop becoming just the third player to win both the Two-Wood Singles and Singles Championship titles, following his success in the four-wood event in 2012.
Jones recorded a 17-11 victory over Lincolnshire’s Jonathan West in this morning’s quarter-final, before following that up with a single-shot victory over Dorset’s Ben Paulley in the last four.
Bishop reached the final with an 18-7 defeat of Warwickshire’s Mark Ireland and a 13-12 victory over Devon’s Lee Haywood in the semi-final.
Ben Paulley (Poole Park, D’set) bt Andrew Walters (Worcester, Worcs) 16-12;
Shaun Jones (Ross-on-Wye, Heref) bt Jonathan West (Boston, Lincs) 17-11;
Tom Bishop (Bromley, Kent) bt Mark Ireland (Erdington Court, Warks) 18-7;
Lee Haywood (Shaldon, Devon) bt Peter Wilkinson (County Arts, N’folk) 15-9
Shaun Jones (Ross-on-Wye, Heref) bt Ben Paulley (Poole Park, D’set) 17-16
Tom Bishop (Bromley, Kent) bt Lee Haywood (Shaldon, Devon) 13-12
Shaun Jones (Ross-on-Wye, Heref) bt Tom Bishop (Bromley, Kent) 17-10
Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at: https://www.bobsaundersphotography.co.uk/bowls-events
Entry to the championships is free of charge. Chargeable parking is available in Victoria Park and in nearby town centre car parks. The Tournament Office will be open daily from 8.30am until close of play. Should you have any queries related to the National Championships please telephone 07444 272672.