Resdev Senior Tour Stop 1 Shipley – Mo Singleton wins

Sunday 23rd April 2017 saw the start of the new season of the Resdev Senior Tour at Go Bowling Shipley, unrecognizable from 12 months ago thanks to the investment and refurbishment programme instigated by new owner Jeff Taylor. And now also with an up to date Flex lane machine.

For this stop a modified Big Ben pattern was put down and the bowlers thrived on it with high scores abounding. Due to some late withdrawals a  total of 39  bowlers took to the lanes over 2 squads, and the most firepower seemed to be with the early starters and it proved to be very exciting to watch.

The format for this as in previous years was the top 4 bowlers in qualifying would rest up until round 4 and the bowlers placed 5 to 20 would be in groups of 4 on a pair of lanes playing 2 games  with the top 2 on a pair plus bonus advancing to the next round, round 4 would see the top 4 bowlers join in to stake a place for the Final. The final would be 2 games with the top bowler plus bonus declared champion.  Squad 1 took to the lanes and after taking a game to size up the lanes the strikefest started, leading the way in game 2 would be the ageless Ron Oldfield striking on the first 10 shots but a frustrating 10 pin leave would leave him with 289, would that be high game of the day?

The man who loves Shipley Gary Barlow then had a run in games 2,3 and 4 of 268,266 and 258, finishing off with 246 in game 6 to post 1470 scratch, 1500 with bonus. This would prove to be the leading score closely followed by Ron with another big 279 in game 5 to post 1470 with bonus. Solid bowling from Frank Lindsay in the first 5 games saw him in a solid position but like Ron he started game 6 with the first 10 strikes, could he outdo Ron? No was the answer as he also faltered on the 11th shot with a 10 pin and a 289 would propel him into 3rd on 1456 with bonus. Other notable scores from this squad were Mick Ince making a welcome return following a long time out with injury posting 1395 with bonus inc 268 in game 4.

Local bowler and new to the tour Ian Kennedy bowling solidly for 1391, a welcome return to form for Les Grant with 1371 inc a 274 in game 2, John Strettle surprising even himself with 1363 inc a 276 in game 3. Others of note Andy Clough 1335, Nick Wright MD of our sponsor Resdev Resin Development 1321.

The question after seeing this top scoring was could anyone in the second squad gatecrash the top 4?. Quickly out of the blocks was the Liverpool Lip Mo Singleton with 246 in game 1 and bowling solidly for a top ten place with 1353, another bowler making a comeback and a pleasure for me that he wanted to try a Resdev stop Geoff Brown from Peterborough Bowling a steady block of games but finishing with a 268 last game to secure a place in the top 4 on 1465. Other notable scores in squad 2  another new bowler to the tour Tony Imren with a solid 1332, Mike (Frosty)Halliwell 1303.

After squad 2 the cut for the top 4 fell at 1456 Frank Lindsay and the 20th place would be another new bowler Dave Broomfield on 1254, just edging out local Shipley bowler John Lawless by a mere 3 pins. Round 2 and the bowlers placed 5 to 16 took to the lanes to try and grab a place in round 3. 

From group 1 would be John Strettle with 533 inc bonus and shooting 278 in game 2 and Al Turner with 243 in game 2 for 465, missing out Les Grant overcoming a nightmare 147 in game 1 with 258 in game 2 for 435 and Al Jenkins 408, Group 2 saw 2 solid games from Mo Singleton and Jeff Taylor see them progress with 475 and 460 respectively Andy Clough 426 and Dave Broomfield 421 going out. Group 3 Al Bennett 468 and Ian Kennedy 432 overcoming Tony Imren 412 and Mike Halliwell 381. Group 4 winners were Mick Ince 467 and Trevor Lamprell 430 just edging out Ken Burton 425 and Nick Wright 367. Round 3 and the eight bowlers progressing from round 2 played another 2 games with top 2 on each pair progressing, these were John Strettle 502 inc 268 game, Ian Kennedy 451, Mo Singleton 493 inc 257 game and Trevor Lamprell  447 edging out Jeff Taylor by 2 pins in a 10th frame cliffhanger.

Losing out at this stage along with Jeff were Al Turner 413, Mick Ince 393 and Al Bennett 376, Jeff and Al T Thanks to generous lineage cashing for 9th  and 10th place. Round 4 saw the top 4 from qualifying entering the fray for a place in the final, needless to say both matches were closely contested and very exciting with no player certain of his place until the last frame of the 2nd game. Going through to the final were Mo 498 ahead of Gary Barlow 469 just edging out both Frank Lindsay and Trevor, thanks to a 256 2nd game.

The other match saw Ron Oldfield 465 and Geoff Brown 445 just edging out John Strettle 433 and Ian Kennedy 428 in a tense 10th frame with Geoff hitting 5 in a row from the 7th frame. So it was time for the final but who would be victorious?. Mo and Ron started strongly in the first game as Geoff and Gary struggled to carry and after game 1 Mo 258 Ron 245 had a healthy lead over Geoff 202 and Gary 195, could they be caught?.

The answer was no as Mo and Ron traded blow for blow in the 2nd game and it was still up for grabs going into the 10th frame, Ron struck first but Mo buried his 1st ball in the pocket in the tenth frame and sealed victory from Ron with 505 to 491, Geoff with 243 placed third with 445 and Gary 4th 415. A deserved win for Mo who averaged 236 scr in the matchplay rounds.

My thanks to Jeff Taylor and all his staff at Go Bowling Shipley and he was presented with a framed certificate of thanks from The Resdev Senior Tour by the champion of the day Mo Singleton. The next stop will be on 25th June at MFA Scunthorpe, if you are wishing to enter please contact Jack Smith on either jgs833@outlook.com or on 07905163353. Please note the last squad is nearly full. 

Results


Final

POS NAME 1 2 BONUS X 2 TOTAL
MO SINGLETON 248 237 20 505 1st
RON OLDFIELD 235 236 20 491 2nd
GEOFF BROWN 192 233 20 445 3rd
GARY BARLOW 190 205 20 415 4th

Round 4

POS NAME 1 2 BONUS X 2 TOTAL
GARY BARLOW 203 256 10 469
FRANK LINDSAY 214 221 20 455 5th
MO SINGLETON 256 222 20 498
TREVOR LAMPRELL 220 213 20 453 6th
0
RON OLDFIELD 210 235 20 465
GEOFF BROWN 201 224 20 445
JOHN STRETTLE 193 210 30 433 7th
IAN KENNEDY 208 190 30 428 8th

Round 3

POS NAME 1 2 BONUS X 2 TOTAL
AL BENNETT 155 191 30 376 12th
AL TURNER 146 237 30 413 10th
JOHN STRETTLE 268 204 30 502
IAN KENNEDY 207 214 30 451
0
MO SINGLETON 216 257 20 493
TREVOR LAMPRELL 224 203 20 447
MICK INCE 158 205 30 393 11th
JEFF TAYLOR 198 237 10 445 9th

Round 2

POS NAME 1 2 BONUS X 2 TOTAL
AL JENKINS 184 194 30 408
JOHN STRETTLE 225 278 30 533
AL TURNER 192 243 30 465
LES GRANT 147 258 30 435
0
ANDY CLOUGH 179 227 20 426
MO SINGLETON 223 232 20 475
DAVE BROOMFIELD 196 215 10 421
JEFF TAYLOR 236 214 10 460
0
AL BENNETT 204 234 30 468
TONY IMREN 186 206 20 412
MIKE HALLIWELL 193 178 10 381
IAN KENNEDY 225 177 30 432
0
MICK INCE 205 232 30 467
KEN BURTON 214 181 30 425
TREVOR LAMPRELL 193 217 20 430
NICK WRIGHT 225 132 10 367

Round 1

NAME BONUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 BONUS X 2 TOTAL
1 GARY BARLOW 5 234 268 266 258 198 246 30 1500
2 RON OLDFIELD 10 185 289 197 227 279 233 60 1470
3 GEOFF BROWN 10 216 243 205 248 225 268 60 1465
4 FRANK LINDSAY 10 236 207 235 213 216 289 60 1456
5 MICK INCE 15 215 199 217 268 234 172 90 1395
6 IAN KENNEDY 15 219 180 228 225 214 235 90 1391
7 LES GRANT 15 192 274 216 196 188 215 90 1371
8 JOHN STRETTLE 15 194 199 276 201 160 243 90 1363
9 MO SINGLETON 10 246 217 226 219 203 182 60 1353
10 ANDY CLOUGH 10 232 162 247 193 268 173 60 1335
11 TONY IMREN 10 204 190 236 227 220 195 60 1332
12 NICK WRIGHT 5 224 200 237 231 208 191 30 1321
13 KEN BURTON 15 185 212 223 207 214 189 90 1320
14 AL TURNER 15 211 189 205 207 214 192 90 1308
15 AL BENNETT 15 198 161 211 247 217 182 90 1306
16 MIKE HALLIWELL 5 204 218 216 248 195 192 30 1303
17 AL JENKINS 15 244 222 170 186 204 183 90 1299
18 TREVOR LAMPRELL 10 200 192 214 215 192 225 60 1298
19 JEFF TAYLOR 5 200 186 177 236 211 254 30 1294
20 DAVE BROOMFIELD 5 212 224 202 213 198 175 30 1254
21 JOHN LAWLESS 15 233 165 192 181 201 189 90 1251
22 MIKE BERGQUIST 10 194 238 196 180 193 182 60 1243
23 MIKE TAYLOR 10 223 204 199 160 183 211 60 1240
24 GREG BELTON 5 190 206 193 233 194 183 30 1229
25 RAY LAY 10 223 181 215 202 163 185 60 1229
26 NEV ROBINSON 10 251 171 196 191 204 154 60 1227
27 DAVE BIRDSALL 15 181 163 177 222 190 200 90 1223
28 SUREN JOHANSSEN 5 171 190 213 216 190 190 30 1200
29 CAROL ORANGE 25 168 176 171 138 219 154 150 1176
30 ROB KAY 10 188 157 211 181 182 192 60 1171
31 DOUG SINCLAIR 20 158 172 157 191 205 168 120 1171
32 STEVE SKILLICORN 10 159 178 199 183 169 213 60 1161
33 IAN BUCKLAND 5 167 220 145 204 191 201 30 1158
34 BRIAN SEMPERS 10 162 202 144 204 201 182 60 1155
35 CARL TAYLOR 0 201 211 183 199 152 191 0 1137
36 MARK FULLBROOK 0 171 206 194 170 201 163 0 1105
37 PHILLIP IVES 15 192 162 164 180 155 161 90 1104
38 STEVE COATES 5 198 194 166 160 178 166 30 1092
39 MIKE MILLS 15 104 113 135 132 138 116 90 828

Details about the tour


Resdev Seniors Tour 2017

Sponsored by Resdev Resin Development
⦁ A series of 5 events with a Masters final
⦁ Eligible bowlers aged 45 and above
⦁ Bonus system based on age and average
⦁ mystery score draw, carried over if not won
⦁ Different formats at each stop
⦁ Prize funds based on 30 bowlers

TOURNAMENT DATES AND VENUES
23rd April Shipley
25th June Scunthorpe
2nd July MANSFIELD
30th July Chesterfield
10th September Bromborough
Masters Final 1st October Mansfield
All enquiries, please contact either Jgs833@outlook.com or Jack Smith on 07905163353

 

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