The Autumn Waterloo continues with the last 64 as a champion will be crowned on Wednesday. There are big names still in the field despite top players like Callum Wraight and Greg Smith not making it through. Last year’s winner Wayne Ditchfield is favourite, but has a very tough game against Ian Nicholson of Cumbria first up. 2016 winner Tim Houghton is back to reclaim his trophy, but faces the very experienced Mike Geraghty. Simon Coupe and Graeme Wilson are second favourites, and play Bradley Bayliss and Dave Watters first up. Dan Petcher has won the Charlie Tattersall Memorial on the green and is up against Andy Hayes first game. Kevin Kearns against Andy Thornton is the first game on and should be a good tie, while North Lancs & Fylde’s Stuart Mort is on against Paul Hillam. Mike Leach won the Spring Waterloo last season, and faces Simon Tyler, with Rich Goddard against Phil Lee just above them in one of the ties of the round. Kevan Shaw was this year’s Spring Waterloo winner and hopes to do a rare double as he plays James Cosgrave. John Bailey is a former winner and takes on Paul Mottram, and so is Lee Heaton back in 1996, and he faces a very tough game against the Senior Individual Merit winner Chris Mordue. Martin Gilpin has won the over 50s on this green, and plays Dave Lunn first up. Darren Naylor won the under 50s this year, and takes on Matt Hocknull. Gareth Coates and Kez Smith of Yorkshire play Martin Martindale and Ed Furniss respectively, while other experienced competition players like Mike Tunstall, Danny Sillitoe and Dave Baskerville play Andy Graham, Danny Mayers and Chris Bly.
The odds are below:
It promises to be a great day of bowling. There will be live scores here.