Father & Son

The Father and Son is open to two players who are Father and Son (or father and step son etc.). It has been played for since 1958 for the J. Fullwood Trophy. It used to be a qualifying round with a finals day of 8, but in recent years it is held as an one-dayer.

County Father & Son Doubles – Sat 1st June 2019 Bridgewater Bowling Club

Qtr Finals
Phil & Jamie King 21 – 20 Richard & Chris Jones
Alan & Aiden Hughes 21 – 18 Derek & Clay Flattley
Wayne & Steven Rogers 21 – 10 Jon & Phil Lyttle
Alan & Phil Jones 21 – 12 Graeme & Dan Wornell

Semi Finals
Phil & Jamie King 21 – 09 Alan & Aiden Hughes
Wayne & Steven Rogers 21 – 15 Alan & Phil Jones

Phil & Jamie King 21 – 18 Wayne & Steven Rogers

A field of 28 pairings met on a early Summer’s morning at Bridgewater BC to contest the county’s Father & Son competition. With the dads and their prodigies, spectators around the two greens were treated to over 6 hours of action culminating in a closely matched finale where Phil & Jamie King eventually overcame Wayne & Steven Rogers 21-18.

Highlights from Quarter finals

Phil & Jamie King turned a 5-10 deficit to Richard & Chris Jones into a 15-10 lead only for them to fall behind again 17-19, and after fighting back to lead 20-19, just edged the game 21-20.
After an evenly matched start between Alan & Aiden Hughes and Derek & Clay Flattley that saw the scores go from 5-5 through to 10-10, the Hughes’ made a run to push on to 18-12 only to be pegged back to 19-17 before sharing the last ends to win 21-18.
Wayne & Steven Rogers raced into a 9-2 lead and after Jon & Phil Lyttle fought back to within 1 chalk, from 10-9, the Rogers’ dominated the game dropping only another chalk as they almost ran out to win 21-10.
Another evenly matched game saw Alan & Phil Jones share a 6-6 and 9-9 start against Graeme & Dan Wornell before the Jones’ moved to 16-10 and after conceding a pair went on from 16-12 to win 21-12.

Highlights from the Semi Finals

After losing the first end, Phil & Jamie King wasted little time turning an 8-2 lead into 18-3 before Alan & Aiden Hughes got hold of the jack to almost make double figures as the King’s finished the game 21-9.
Wayne & Steven Rogers had an early 7-2 lead cancelled out as Alan & Phil Jones levelled at 8-8 and 10-10. But after the Rogers’ went to 18-12, they matched their opponents to make the final winning 21-15.

The Final

Bidding for a third title and playing in their 5th final, Wayne & Steven Rogers began strongly to go 7-0(4ends) before Phil & Jamie King, struck back and into a 14-8(12ends) lead which, after levelling at 15-15(17ends) began some excellent bowling by all four players as end after the jack was nibbled away, changing the counting bowl that saw the scores move to 16-16, 17-17 and 18-18(22ends). With the game hanging in the balance and the watching spectators wondering which way the game would go, it fell to the King’s, looking for their first triumph in the competition, to just edge the last three ends to take the championship 21-18(25ends)

County Competition Secretary, Mike Potter congratulated the King’s and Rogers’ for producing an excellent, entertaining final and host club Bridgewater BC for the provision of their greens, facilities and refreshments before handing over to Deputy President, Wendy Icke to make the presentation of prizes to the deserving players and the Champions Trophy for 2019, Phil & Jamie King.

The winners Phil & Jamie King with County Deputy President Wendy Icke.


Phil & Jamie show off the trophy.

Phil and Jamie with Jamie's son Rory.

The finalists Wayne & Steve Rogers and Jamie & Phil King with County Deputy President Wendy Icke.