Magic carpet ride for champion duo
ROBIN and Leigh Mynott dashed their rivals title dreams by winning the carpet bowls Champion of Champions tournament at Littleport – a win they hope will inspire youngsters to take part. The father-and-son partnership claimed another trophy on Sunday by
ROBIN and Leigh Mynott dashed their rivals title dreams by winning the carpet bowls Champion of Champions tournament at Littleport - a win they hope will inspire youngsters to take part.
The father-and-son partnership claimed another trophy on Sunday by beating Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Bedfordshire, and helped Cambridgeshire to a well-deserved victory.
In front of a packed house, Robin of Melbourn and Leigh of Royston went through the competition unbeaten.
Leigh said: "To go the whole competition without a loss is fantastic, and we're both really proud.
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"We had to beat the best bowls players in their respective counties, and I think we've done extremely well.
"We've put in a lot of time and effort to get this far, but it's all been worth it because this was the trophy we wanted to win."
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The duo, who play for Fowlmere Carpet Bowls Club, hope their victory will encourage others to take part in the game.
Robin said: "There's a stigma that surrounds bowls.
"I think people feel that it's an old man's game, but it's a game that can be played by all."
Leigh, who is also the Fowlmere singles champion added: "At the moment there is a lack of young people coming through, and hopefully this will change.
"I've been playing since I was young and there's a lot to take from the game.
"I think youngsters would do really well and I would encourage anyone interested to go down to their local club."
The Mynotts travel to Blackpool in June for the National Championships.
Robin said: "That's the next big one, and in the form we're in I can see no reason why we can't come back with another trophy!"
- Anyone interested in attending the Fowlmere Carpet Bowls Club, should contact Matthew Thurley on 01763 208528.