On Sunday, 13th August 2017
Richard Heathman won the
COUNTY CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION
His opponent was Neil Gauld of Reading
Richard Heathman and Neil Gauld
match was played at Thatcham in beautiful sunshine. The travelling W&E
and indeed the crowd in general, were treated to a classic
players contributed to a memorable match with Richard winning by the
narrowest of margins 21-20.
Early ends saw Gauld take a commanding
17-10 lead, however Richard fought back to even the
score at 17-17.
Richard in action
neck and neck situation continued until they stood at twenty shots each. The deciding
end could not
have been more dramatic in that the match was decided by
the very last bowl from Gauld.
With Richard lying shot, Gauld played the
final bowl into the head to disperse the closely
grouped bowls around the
It required several measuring attempts to determine that Richard had won by a
fraction to take
the Champion of Champions title.
It took several measures to
decide the winner