The Weston Park Trophy Competition at Brockholes Bowling Club raised a fantastic £840.61 in memory of Paul Sykes.
Funds were raised for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in Sheffield which cared for Paul before he died in 2016 aged 45. In total the Sykes family have raised £7,500 for the hospital.
The event was organised by Paul’s son Liam, 27. Paul was a keen bowler and represented several local clubs and had played for Brockholes from 2008.
It was the fifth time the competition had taken place. Last year the event was cancelled due to Covid-19.
James Davidson lifted the trophy and picked up a cool £500 too.
The prize pot for the competition was £2,000 in total with the winner James receiving £500 and the runner-up Andy Cairns receiving £250. The semi-finalists received £150, the quarter-finalists £100 and for those that reached the last 16, £50.
Paul’s wife Yeolande, 56, said the fundraising would continue and added: “We have raised a lot of money but we would like to make it to £10,000.
“We cannot express how much this means to us and we can’t thank enough all those who attended, bought food and raffle tickets and donated both cash and raffle prizes. This competition simply wouldn’t exist without such fantastic support.
“We were delighted to welcome Jimmy D back to the winners enclosure, despite living only 10 minutes away; this was his first ever visit to Brockholes.
“Jimmy played close all day and won each game with relative ease before finding himself 11-7, 14-11 and 19-15 behind in the final to Andy Cairns, who reverted from the corners game which had served him so well on the day, to an extremely tidy game on the far green edge.
“Jimmy played a great bowl to get back in and extended the mark to just over three quarter corners, the opposite corners to which Cairns had been playing most of the day, and ran out a worthy 21-19 winner.
“Ultimately, the day was a huge success with an impressive standard of bowling on display, a shed load of money raised and a fifth different winner in the competition’s five-year lifespan.”
The tournament usually takes place in April but it was put back this year. The plan is for it to return to April next year. Details will follow and entries will open in the next couple of months.
Scores from the second round onwards are below:
B Dawson 16-21 R Carroll
J Davison 21-06 J Bray
J Wiltshire 15-21 J Brown
A Webb 21-11 S Thompson
D Fisher 21-10 J Chesswas
P Hawker 11-21 W Moseley
A Wike 11-21 A Ainley
A Morgan n/s – w/o J Hill
M Regan 21-06 A Martinho
L Fallas 21-11 B Holland
G Siswick 21-09 R Wiltshire
A Cairns 21-04 L Hirst
T Brook 21-03 G Sykes
M Hill 21-06 K Gates
L Sykes 21-14 D Kenyon
P Mottram 21-14 G Martin
Rob Carroll 13-21 James Davison
Josh Brown 21-18 Andy Webb
Dave Fisher 13-21 Wayne Moseley
Andrea Ainley 21-18 Jack Hill
Mark Regan 17-21 Liam Fallas
Gary Siswick 18-21 Andy Cairns
Terry Brook 21-20 Marcus Hill
Liam Sykes 21-15 Paul Mottram
James Davison 21-11 Josh Brown
Wayne Moseley 21-14 Andrea Ainley
Liam Fallas 08-21 Andy Cairns
Terry Brook 10-21 Liam Sykes
James Davison 21-13 Wayne Moseley
Andy Cairns 21-18 Liam Sykes
James Davison 21-19 Andy Cairns