In the first of the Under 25 semi finals it was Ireland’s Chloe Watson, Defending Champion up against qualifier Jordan Philpott. Philpott had also earlier been awarded the WBT Young Player of the year award so already he was on a high. Watson was hoping that she could catch the rink well and defend her title, it was all to play for.
Philpott got off to a cracking start as he ground out two counts of three in the first two ends of the first set. Watson managed to hold him off for a single in end three and again in end five with a double. Philpott however had found his weight on the rink and was playing well consistently enough to take two doubles on the next two ends and first set 3,13.
Second set though and again it was Philpott that got to grips with both line and weight a tad better than Watson and he was consistently just able to get the better bowl into the head. No matter what Watson produced he was able to to pip the post. Not that Watson was playing bad though as the score by end five was a mere 3,3. However, it was Philpott that continued with his devasting bowls to take the next three ends with two hard fought singles and finished with a great double to take the second set and match for a place in tonight’s final, 3,13 – 3,7