Borough Bowling Club’s quick running Manor Road green presented a challenge for the 72 players who took part in a pairs merit competition.
The competition was sponsored by Shoreline Suncruisers, and prizes were presented by Borough’s president Mary Maltby.
In the quarter-finals Geoff Watson (Whitby) and David Lowe (Dukes Park) beat Ron Marshall (DP) and Tim Purcell (Robin Hood’s Bay) 21-12, Danny Cooper (North Cliff) and Andy Adamson (Borough) beat Andy Deighton and Chris Bielby (both DP) 21-13, Ed McCormack and Simon Roberts (both NC) beat Jack Binns and Terry Summersgill (both Borough) 21-13 and Pat Germaine and David Bould (both NC) beat Robert Child (NC) and Kevin Gates (Whitby) 21-16.
Watson and Lowe won their semi-final against Cooper and Adamson 21-12 while McCormack and Roberts beat Germaine and Bould 21-16. Watson and Lowe won the final against McCormack and Roberts 21-9.
On Sunday there will be a singles round-robin competition at Whitby BC, 9.30am start.
Hunmanby 1 won on three rinks when they visited North Cliff 1 in the Evening Singles League division one, but lost 155-123, mainly as a result of Richard Thompson’s 21-5 success for Cliff.
Best for Hunmanby was the in-form Phil Todd with a 21-11 return.
North Cliff had two hard-fought victories in the Evening Doubles League. Away to Borough 1, Cliff won 61-57 when David Bould and Pat Germain powered to a 21-5 success.
Bould and Germaine did it again the following night with a 21-3 win which gave Cliff a 64-59 victory at home to Hunmanby 1. Partnered by Pete Richards, Phil Todd again shared his team’s best return with a 21-9.
Borough 2 just lost out 71-69 to Dukes Park 2. Best returns: Barry Gosling and Trevor Hanlon 21-11 for Borough and Gordon Scorah and Joe Hobson 21-8 for Park.