"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Woods reaches round 3 of ESMBA Open Singles

Jason Woods of Bob Carter reached Round 3 of the ESMBA Open Singles played at Tamworth IBC on Saturday before losing to Anthony Fautley of Essex. Woods defeated fellow Norfolk bowler Simon Willies 10-5 in Round 2. Young Halvergate bowler Ryan Fox, who will represent Norfolk in the National Under 18’s at Tamworth in March, displayed very impressive form as he reached Round 2 where he lost 10-7 to David Studden. There were 16 groups of four bowlers, with the first and second in each group qualifying for the second round and with several top Norfolk bowlers entering there were high hopes of success. They did not materialize though as England’s David Lamb, Jamie Forster & Gary Best all failed to qualify from the group stages as did Jean Woods & Elaine Willies. It was an all Northern affair in the final as Kevin Siddle of West Yorkshire beat Cheshire’s Adam Smith 9-6.

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