Just back home from this years Worthing experience, successful for some and not so succeessfull for others.
Lets start with the pairs.
Rhys Lee and Luke Nunn were drawn on the show rink A1 against Huntingdonshire pair Pete Black and Stu Popple, on the day the Hunts pair were to good and anything Beds did Hunts did better, Hunts winning 30-8. They went on to beat some very good pairs and finally coming unstuck in the semi final to the eventual winners Kent
Chico Butler and Steve Mead played Leicetershire in a prelim on Sunday afternoon. The game started off very close with the Baton pair winning 24-18. Next up in the 1st round the pair faced a team from Cumbria the reports were that they couldnt possibly lose this one as the Cumbria lead bowls a wrong bias, the reports were right and Butler and Mead ran out winners 22-13. 2nd round for the duo was a strong pair from Somerset and former England u25 International Craig Docherty the Barton pair showed far to much to class in this match winning with an end to spare 24-13.
An early night was called for and after an nice meal and a few laughs the pair were early to bed (not together I might add)
Tuesday morning and the last 16 of the national pairs they were drawn against Bucks pair Eric Smith and Peter Mcguinness and after going behind early staged a dramatic come back to get within two shots with a few to play unfortunatey the Bucks skip came good to drag them throught to the quater finals and eventually losing by 1 in the final.
Next up was Pat Howarth in the singles and a tricky tie against Cornwall and Pat was in very impressive form to win 21-9. 2nd round for Pat was against Kevin Rowden from the Bath club in Somerset Pat coming unstuck losing 21-6.
On behalf of myself and all our other players at Worthing I would like to thank all the people that came to support us at Worthing it means alot to see some freindly faces in the crowd