Medal joy for York bowlers in Special Olympics tournament
Updated 12:14pm Tuesday 29th April 2014 in Sport
CITY of York claimed a clutch of medals when New Earswick & District IBC hosted the Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Indoor Bowls Tournament.
A seven-strong team of bowlers represented City of York against opposition from Bradford , Pudsey, Wakefield and Scarborough, plus an invitation team representing Northern Region.
In division one, Gemma Broadhead had to settle for, losing 6-4 to last year's runner-up and 2012 champion Barry Nicholson, from Wakefield.
Chris McPherson confirmed his progress, moving up to division two and also taking silver.
Sam Hinde, a silver medal winner at a recent boccia tournament, repeated the feat at bowls with a silver in division three.
Andrew Bayston’s gold in division five was hard fought as he shaded two of his games 5- 4 .
Ashley Shaw and Katie Douglas also moved up to higher divisions and gained bronze and a fourth place rosette respectively.
Diane Ward celebrated her first tournament with a bronze.
Scarborough bowlers Johnathon Crookes, Edward Spencer and Stewart Finney all won gold in their respective divisions.
The medals were presented by Phillip Taylor, of event sponsors York Co-operative Funeral Care.
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