Top juniors decended on Newport Indoor Bowls Club last week for the World Indoor Bowls Council’s World under 25 Championships. The three day event saw top players from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, Isle of Man, Gurnsey and Canada vying it out for the three titles up for grabs.
It was a stunning campaign for the Welsh U25’s with Wales featuring in all finals and winning two of the three titles.
Amy Williams’ title triumph came courstey of a 8-2, 5-4 win over current World indoor Champion Chloe Watson (Ireland). Amy had impressive straight set victories in the opening stages and semi-final, with her outstanding form continuing into the final.
An all Wales encounter in the semi-final of the Mens Singles saw a close battle between Ross Owen and Daniel Salmon with Owen edging the win setting him up for the Final. England’s Edward Elmore defeated Ireland’s Darren Atkinson to see him play Owen.
It was a final of two halfs with Owen dominating the first set winning 11-2; the second set was a tight battle that went down to the final bowl resulting in a nervy tie break end which Elmore clinched.
Dan Salmon (Cardiff) along with team mates Emma Boyd (Canada) and Mark O’Hagan (Scotland) won the mixed triples title. The triple went up against Owen Kirby (Canada), Edward Elmore (England) and Emma McIntyre (Scotland) in the final beating them 9-8 then 8-6.
BowlsWales congratulates all Welsh Players who competed in the championships -Jordan Davies, Ffion Jones, Seren Jones, Ross Owen, Daniel Salmon and Amy Williams. Also, Stephen Rees who managed the team throughout the tournament.
This event was a great success for Newport Indoor Bowls Club who did an excellent job in hosting such a prestigious event.
To view all results from the championships, click here.