The winner of the League Handicap sponsored by Bluebird Care was won by Ian Smith who beat Prince Hotel clubmate Tracy Ryan 21-12.

It took Ian five games to win the final on the way playing four Prince Hotel players, Nigel Ferrington in the first round, Christie Hughes in the third round and then beating Darren Powis 21-16 in the semi final. In the second round he overcame Bishop’s Castle’s Wayne Pugh.

Tracy’s road to the final saw her beat Aiden Hughes (Meole Brace), Martin Blizzard (Meole Brace), Clair Barker (Prince Hotel), Ade Jennings (Meole Brace) and in the semi final Old Shrewsbury’s Derek Jones 21-15.

There were 40 entries on a blistering hot day at Meole Brace Bowling Club with a first prize of £130 and a second prize of £70.


Pictured are Ian Smith, League President Mick Caddick and Tracy Ryan.