Youth to the fore in ladies' county bowls finals
Welsh junior internationals Ysie White and Gemma Amos have swept the board at the West Wales Ladies Bowling Association finals. Anyone who thinks bowls is for retired people would have certainly had their eyes opened at the two-day event held at Neyland Bowls Club, home of this year's president. Margaret Sanders. Ysie, a member of Tenby Bowling Club, won both the two and four-wood singles, two days before her 21st birth-day, while Gemma, 22, who bowls for Saundersfoot, chalked up success in all four finals she reached. Ysie was crowned four-wood singles champ after a hard-fought contest with three times winner Saundersfoot's Ceris Hewlings, while in the two-wood singles. she beat immediate past county president Cally Jones, of Whitland.
Gemma and her mum Steph made history when they became the first mother and daughter to win both the two and four-wood pairs competitions. In the two-wood pairs they beat Mary Codd and Win Howells. of Haverfordwest, while in the four-wood pairs they overcame Sara John-Davies, who was making her first finals day appearance, and county secretary Ann Thomas, also of Haverfordwest. Gemma and Ceris teamed up with club mate Marion Evans to lift the triples title against Margaret Lewis, Anne Rosin-Dann and Ann Thomas, of Haverfordwest, while Steph joined the winning trio to clinch the rinks after a nip-and-tuck game with Moira Chadd, Anne Wilks, Margaret Caley and Penny Brickle, of Pembroke Dock.