Masters title for Matthew Orrey at Risbygate Sports Club’s annual contest in Bury St Edmunds

Action from the final of the Risbygate Masters Tournament: Wayne Willgress in action watched by the

Action from the final of the Risbygate Masters Tournament: Wayne Willgress in action watched by the winner Matthew Orrey. - Credit: Archant

Matthew Orrey picked up the Risbygate Masters bowls title after he beat Wayne Willgress in the final at the Risbygate Sports Club, in Bury St Edmunds.

The presentation of the Risbygate Masters Tournament: Bernie Millard, Risbygate President; Nick Arms

The presentation of the Risbygate Masters Tournament: Bernie Millard, Risbygate President; Nick Armstrong, from Armstrongs Funeral Service; and winner Matthew Orrey. - Credit: Archant

The annual event attracted an illustrious field of bowlers with Nick Armstrong, of Armstrongs Funeral Service, making the presentations.

In the semi-final Orrey, who comes from Spalding, beat Andrew Walters, from Worcestershire, while home bowler Mark Royal lost out to Norfolk’s Wayne Willgress.

Greg Harlow from Ely, the number 1 ranked player on the World Bowls Tour, lost to Andrew Walters, from Worcestershire and other participants included John Price and Jason Greenslade, from Wales, who fell to Willgress and Royal respectively.

Also deserving of mention is Scott Edwards who out-scored Orrey, but was unable to win their tie-break.


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Results: Quarter-finals: Orrey bt Edwards 6-3 3-9 2-1, Walters bt Harlow 4-4 7-6, Willgress bt Price 9-3 4-6 2-1, Royal bt Greenslade 7-2 6-4. Semi-finals: Orrey bt Walters 6-2 6-1, Willgress bt Royal 5-6 10-0 2-1. Final: Orrey bt Willgress 2-6 7-2 2-1.

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