WIGGINTON Bowling Club opened its outdoor season with a traditional bowls drive.

Some 32 members vied in a tight finish for the York Wealth Management Trophy sponsored by York FM Ltd of Haxby.

The winner was new member Julie Carver, who overcame another new member, Chris Coates, in a four-end play off.

The Easter bowls drives will take place on Saturday and Monday, both at 2pm, with the annual ‘Come and Try’ day on Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 5pm.

April’s fixtures end with a friendly home match against Bootham BC on Monday, April 28, at 6.30pm.

New times set for finals

RE-ARRANGED finals have been scheduled with the York Indoor Bowls Club men’s knockout triples between Tony Moore’s team and Dave Stroughair’s taking place today at 6.30pm.

The ladies’ knockout triples final between Hayley Macdonald’s side and that headed by Lynn Tattersall is next Tuesday at 6.30pm.

York’s League play-off finals start next Tuesday with the vets fours at 10am between Geoff Oglesby’s side and Ken Hutson’s. The vets triples is at the same time.

The men’s pairs and men’s fours finals are on Tuesday at 6.30pm before the following night the finals conclude with the ladies’, men’s and mixed triples league play-off finals.

Seven surge thwarts Mike

THE Gordon Little Trophy - played on a “round robin” basis - saw Mike Snowden’s team going into his last game knowing they only needed to avoid a three-shot defeat to win.

With three ends to play, they led by four shots and looked on course only to be outdone by Allan May’s team, who scored seven unanswered shots to take the game.

That handed the title to Ron Munro’s side, who had completed their matches two days before after beating Pat Bracken’s team 23-6.

Duel spurs tilt at glory

YORK IBC ladies look to end an amazing season, which has already seen them win the Vivienne Trophy and be beaten Mason Trophy semi-finalists, playing in the Yetton Trophy semi-final against City of Ely at Darlington IBC on Sunday from 10am.

The York club are running a coach to the game with places still available at a cost of £10 per person. If anyone is interested phone to book a place on 01904 704180.

Planetary stars

THE Planet Bowls York Open takes place tomorrow starting at 10am with some of the country’s top bowlers vying for the £1,000 first prize.

The tournament concludes on Saturday with the final starting at approximately 3pm.

Moor please

KIRKBYMOORSIDE Bowling Club are on the look-out for new members.

The club’s green opens for the new season on Sunday, April 20, at 1.45pm.

Anyone wishing to give the sport a try will be made welcome.