Beere pulls trigger to send open champion Le Ber out

DEFENDING island open singles champion Matt Le Ber has been knocked out of this year's event by his partner Lucy Beere.

Beere pulls trigger to send open champion Le Ber out

The quarter-final at Delancey was eventually settled in an exciting and dramatic final end, Beere turning a big score against her into a winning situation.

The match of the round started evenly enough with each player scoring a single and a double to be 3-3 after four ends.

But Beere opened an 11-7 lead after nine ends and she seemed set for a comfortable win when she took the next five ends with a sequence of 1, 3, 1, 1 and 1 to lead 18-7 and just three short of the finishing line.

Le Ber had to lift his game and duly did, winning the next five ends with a 2, 1, 4, 1, 2 combination to only trail by one shot at 17-18.

On the next end, he then drew his four bowls near the jack and was on the verge of a remarkable comeback win.

But holding two back bowls Beere elected to fire at the jack, which she connected with and turned the deficit into a decisive count of three to win 21-17.

She will now play Garry Collins who beat his father Nigel 21-10.

  • More bowls in Thursday’s Guernsey Press.

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