After the announcements from the government and a directive from the BCGBA we regret that we have made the tough decision to cancel the rest of this years competition.
For those players who have already played and qualified we are going to pay them £100 each as a reward for their achievement. The players who lost in their qualifying game have already been paid £40. Anyone who played and lost unfortunately we are unable to refund them.
For players that were due to play this coming weekend if you can message me your bank details we will refund your entry fee.
Apologies but the safety of everyone concerned including players, officials, spectators and our club members who help out is of paramount importance.
Barry & Ade Jennings
Day 1 and 2 Review
Some big names qualified in the 1st two days of the Meole Brace Open. Reigning champion Callum Wraight got through with ease as he beat Carl Doyle 12 and Tony Eades 3. Castlefields team mate Mike Beer also got through by beating Michael Sweeney 17 and Martin Jones 1. Last year's runner up Martin Gaut was beaten by John Bailey 9 in his first game, who also defeated James Grimston 14 and Steve Pratt 13. Graeme Wilson got through by beating Dave Worthington 11, John Jones 12 and Chris Stretch 11. Fellow big names Simon Coupe and Dave Jackson qualified, with Simon having a tough run as he beat Matt Gilmore 19, Kiah Roberts 20 and Tom Hanson 16, while Dave got past Ash Wellings 20, Nick Wyer 9 and Sam Patterson 3. Gareth Herbert of Warwick & Worcester got past Dave McDermott 20, Kevin Handley 10 and Rich Dandy 11, while Danny Sillitoe from South Yorkshire beat Bob Whyatt 4, Andy Thornton 14 and Dan Jones 5 to get through. Josh Iddon got past Michael Cooper 15, Craig Gant 12 and David Gwilliam 13. Yorkshire pair Chris Mordue and James Martin qualified by beating Ian Smith 17 and Dan Taylor 14 and Tony Freeth 20 and Andy Pearce 18 respectively. Daniel Hand has only recently returned back to bowls in Shropshire and had a fine run in defeating Chris Edwards 13, Elliot McGuinness 13 and Stuart Perry 17 to get through. Matty Stewart made the long drive south from Cumbria and beat Andy Chase 14, Jamie King 13 and Josh Mordue 19 to qualify. Ian Formstone qualified after getting past Lee Woodfield 20, John Welham 9 and Stuart Rutter 6, while local man Andy Morgan from St Georges, qualifed after beating Terry Glover 17 and Adam Jones 13.
Day 1 and 2 Preview
The Meole Brace Open starts today with a top quality field assembled. Current holder Callum Wraight starts his defence on Sunday, with the man he beat in last year's final, Martin Gaut, playing on Satuday along with Greg Smith, Pete Farmer, Graeme Wilson, John Bailey, Simon Coupe and former Shropshire players James Grimston and Ian Booth. On Sunday and Josh and Chris Mordue, along with former Champion of Champion Mike Beer and Midland Masters winner Jamie King, take part.