The finalists for this year’s Minor Singles have been decided with the completion of all of the preliminary matches. In the only first round match Peter Macdonald was forced to come from behind after Alan Skelton raced to a good start. Macdonald slowly found his groove and won 31 – 22.
Macdonald had another tight match in his quarter final with Lawrie Riley. The result was not determined until the final few ends with Macdonald winning 31 – 24. Col Fletcher and Mick Atkinson had an extremely tight battle in their game that lasted for 38 ends. They traded ends with low scores before Atkinson played some key bowls at the end to win 31 – 21.
Julian Penny had too much experience for Des Jackson in their clash. He patiently plugged away and was rewarded with a 31 – 19 win. John Monks had a good win against Andrew Farrington.
The two semi-finals resulted in relatively convincing wins to Macdonald and Monks. Macdonald had a great start in his clash with Atkinson and was never really troubled in his 31 – 12 victory. Although the final score was convincing, Monks had to work hard to get over the top of Penny. After a close early battle Monks pulled away to win 31 -15.
It now promises to be an interesting final with both players hoping to go one better than their last appearance in a singles final. Monks was recently runner up in the 2018 Major Singles while Macdonald was the runner up in the 2017 Minor Singles final.