PRO Snippets. PGL finals

Forth River was blessed with fine weather for finals day and it hosted the usual mix of drama, great bowls and heartache before the various titles were decided.

Open Singles. Mark McPeak (Belmont) 21 Alistair Coleman ( Ballymena) 19

Coleman opened up a 10-6 lead but McPeak came back to square the game at 14-14. The game then went back and forward with Coleman building heads and McPeak rescuing some tricky situations. Coleman looked to have made a decisive move to lead 19-17 only to have his dreams shattered as McPeak lifted a full house to regain the title.
Under 25 singles. S Shields ( (Ballymena) 21 D Atkinson ((Belmont) 13
Shields overcame an early 4-7 deficit to win comfortably 21-13. Once he got ahead at 8-7 he always was in control.
Junior singles. Adam McKeown (Mossley) 21. Aaron Coleman (Ballymena) 13
The game was closer than the final score suggests. It was tied 7-7 before McKeowns experience began to tell and he moved into a 16-8 lead. Despite a close finish he held on to win by 8
Pairs. M Mutt & S Kirkwood ( (Old Bleach) 29. S & M Trainor (Dunbarton) 14
Old Bleach hit form early and lifted a count of 7 on the second end. However the next eight ends saw Dunbarton recover to get within two shots at 10-12.
Old Bleach settled again and by 15 ends had established a 5 shot lead. They then stretched away to an impressive victory.

Triples. A Duncan (Ballymena) 18. D J Wilson (Dunbarton) 7

The Ballymena triple always had this game under control and lead 7-0 after 4 ends. They had extended this to 16-3 after 10 ends and were content to mix and match over the remaining ends.

Open Rinks. S Bennett (Belmont) 19. M Nutt (Old Bleach)

Senior rinks. R Horner (Belmont) 21 J Coulter (Ballymena) 12

The 2015 British Isles champions overcame a slow start (4-5) to reach the half way mark 14-6. From there they controlled the game to win by 9