2021 Palace Cup Handicap Singles
Date: 25 – 28 March
The Palace Cup Handicap singles featured some intriguing match ups and some very tight games. Pick of the bunch up to the semi-final stage was probably Tony Lear and Bryan Thompson which went to 20-20 with Tony just getting home on the last possible end. The matches between Nigel Rushton and Colin Rowling 21-19 and John Fitzgerald and Ken Richardson 21-18 were similarly nail biting affairs. The semi-finals were again close, John came back from a 16-9 deficit to win 21-18 against Nigel whereas Carole Hollett won her eagerly awaited clash with Tony 21-19 despite some late alarms. The final itself was a very good game with excellent draw bowling from both players. Carole opened an early lead but was pegged back by some incredibly consistent bowling from John who prevailed 21-16 in the end.