Le Ber’s consistency keeps him top

MATT LE BER has been crowned 2018 Saffery Champness Player of the Year, an honour which goes a long way towards making up his loss to Gary Pitschou in the Open singles final at Delancey.

Guernsey's player of the year for 2018, Matt Le Ber. (22424031)
Guernsey's player of the year for 2018, Matt Le Ber. (22424031)

The Vale Rec man won 400 ranking points over the season, including winning the Island Fours League and four of his five clashes on Bowls Guernsey finals weekend.

It is the fourth time he has won the player-of-the-year title.

Lucy Beere, overall player of the year for the last two seasons, was runner-up this time around with 384 points.

Pitschou was third with 360 points.

In terms of overall island rankings, Beere remains the top player with 1,068 points, while Le Ber is second with 973 and Pitschou third with 597.

Todd Priaulx, who won the Elliott Singles men’s championship for a third straight year, is fourth with 535, Lyn Small fifth with 458, Gwen De la Mare sixth with 401, Rose Ogier seventh with 369 and Matt Solway eighth with 357.

Father and son, Nigel and Garry Collins, fill ninth and 10th spots with 343 and 307 respectively.

‘With major selection happening in the next month, these rankings will help guide the selectors to form our elite squad,’ said secretary to the island selection committee, Garry Collins.

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