maynard & rippey through the first hurdle in the open pairs

10 January, 2020

In the opening of the ‘Just’ 2020 World Indoor Open Pairs here at Potters Resort it was Wayne Willgress and Kevin Rands, winners of the Professional Bowls Association (PBA) Lincoln qualifiers up against the winners of the PBA Poole Qualifiers, Paul Maynard & James Rippey.

Maynard, Rands & Willgress look on as Rippey puts a practice bowl down the rink.

It was Willgress and Rands that got off to a flying start in the first set going 8,0 up by the fourth end before Maynard and Rippey got a response of two shots in end five. Willgress and Rands though sealed the first set on the next end with a further single. Into the second set and the whole action was reversed as Maynard and Rippey stormed back in to take the second set 1,9 and then followed this up with taking the first two ends of tie break with seeming relative ease. They go through to the face Les Gillett and Jason Greenslade later today.