Bowlers from Swindon had a good showing in the UK Visually Impaired Singles Championship at West of Scotland Indoor Bowls Club.
Jeanette Maisey, who plays for Haydon Wick Bowls Club and Swindon Manor Bowls Club, won the Bronze medal for England in the B2 ladies competition.
She beat her English teammate in their two games and lost to the Scottish and Welsh players, in a performance described by her club as very creditable for her England debut.
Richard Ball, a Level 2 Coach and Jeanette’s director, also won a bronze medal. Richard plays at Stratton Churchward.
Keith Brenton, an honorary member of Haydon Wick and the Lyndhurst club, Newcastle, competed in the B1 Men’s singles.
In what spectators said was a fascinating penultimate match, Keith had won three games, lost one and drawn one to the Welshman Jack Taylor, who had won four and drawn one.
With a tied shot difference, whoever won the game would be crowned UK champion. Keith pulled away and on the sixth end was 9–2 up.
However, some of his bowls were not as accurate. With his last bowl he was four down, and the Welsh fans were excited.
Nigel, his coach/director, explained the situation. Keith then played his last bowl and drew within six inches of the jack, winning the end by one. From here, England went on to win 15-5, and Keith is now the England and UK Men’s B1 Champion.
Nigel Morgan was also awarded the gold medal. Nigel plays for Haydon Wick Bowls Club and Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club and is a Level 2 Coach.
In February and March of next year, Keith and Nigel will compete for the World title at the Gold Coast Australia.
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