Pro thoughts 1

A couple of weeks into the new season and already there is much to comment upon – world championship success, a shock exit in singles and a stalwart retirement.

Congratulations to Larne’s Andy Kyle who followed his runners up spot in the World Cup in Warilla, Australia with victory in the WIBC singles event in Guernsey. The Australian final saw him play Irish – Aussie Jeremy Henry who proved just too hot as he took the title for a remarkable 4th time.

A bit closer to home Andy went one better to defeat Michael Williamson (Scotland) in the WIBC event held in Guernsey.

Facebook was full of praise for Myles Greenfield of Dunbarton who announced his retirement from Association and National teams. Since his debut in 1994 Myles has been a leader and star for both PGL and IBA teams.

Early results would tend to suggest no Leicester City heroics in the top division as after two games only a 1/2 point separate regular contenders Belmont, Dunbarton and Ballymena.

Shocks were not too common in the first week of PGL competitions. After his heroics we can perhaps excuse Andy Kyle his slip up against P Nesson (Cliftonville) in the singles but congratulations to his opponent.

In the pairs Atkinson & Bennett fell to the McCord duo from Larne while Canning / Campbell (Pickie) accounted for McElroy / Mulholland (Dunbarton)

Next time round Irish Cup and PGL team selections to comment on.