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Israeli turns tables on Beere

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LUCY BEERE faltered at the final hurdle in her quest to land the Atlantic Rim Championships women's singles crown in Cardiff yesterday.

The Guernsey star went down 21-15 to the Israeli player Ruti Gilor who she had previously beaten 21-20 in the group stages.

Nevertheless, it has been a great first week for the top Guernsey woman player.

In the semi-finals Beere led former Commonwealth Games champion Natalie Chestney from the off, winning the first six ends and scoring 10 shots in the process.

it was an unbelievable start by the Guernsey player, but four ends later the experienced English international was right back in it after collecting a full house, two doubles and a single to be just one adrift.

Beere's count of four stopped the run but Chestney countered again, collecting a three and a single to once again only trail by one shot.

With some fine drawing the Sarnian player won the next three ends with singles but after another four-end run by Chestney the English star was 19-17 up and two from home.

But Beere was not done yet.

Another count of three put her 20-19 up and although Chestney levelled with a single to make it 20-20, Beere, three down at one stage in the end, drew a toucher with her third bowl to hold game.

Chestney's final bowl missed the target and Beere didn’t need to play her last bowl.

Rob Batiste

By Rob Batiste
Sports Editor

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