Chloe Watson surrenders WIBC U25 singles crown

Chloe Watson
Chloe Watson

Chloe Watson’s bid for back-to-back successes in the WIBC Women’s Under-25 singles championship ended at the semi final stage at Coatbridge in Scotland.

The Belfast player again battled her way through to the semi final of of the tournament, but agonisingly lost out on a tie-break to Amy Williams, of Wales.

Ironically, it was Williams who Watson defeated to claim the title 12 months earlier and, even though she out-scored her opponent over the two sets, it was the Welsh player who edged through.

Watson skipped through the opening set, winning 11-3, before Williams hit back (10-6) in the second.

She went on to defeat Scotland’s Clarie Walker in straight sets in the final.

Results: WIBC Ladies Under-25 singles, semi finals: C Walker (Scotland) bt C McLean (Scotland) 10-5, 2-8, 1-0; C Watson (Ireland) lost to A Williams (Wales) 11-3, 6-10, 0-1. Final: Walker lost to Williams 3-10, 3-7.

n Entries are now invited for the 1st Donegore (Parkgate) Presbyterian Indoor Bowls Club’s Annual Rinks Tournament. It will be staged from Monday-Thursday, January 4-7, with the finals being held on Friday 8.

For full details, contact: Jackie Douglas on 02893 344254 or 07739813459.

And, entries are still being accepted for the Ballybrakes Community Indoor Bowls Club’s Annual Short Mat Christmas tournament.

It will get under way on Monday, December 28 and run until Friday, January 1, with finals night on Saturday, January 2.

Entries can be forwarded to Donna McCloy, 48 Millbrooke Manor, Ballymoney.

Alternatively Donna can be contacted on 07764 469006, or by e-mail, or to our Ballybrakes CIBC Facebook page.

Singles £4: Monday (28th) evening; Tuesday (29th) evening; Friday (1st) afternoon. Pairs £6: Monday (28th) afternoon; Wednesday (30th) evening; Friday(st) January evening. Entries close Friday, December 18.