Nigel Burns edged out the ever-improving Danny Edmonds in what was tense final to win the Walney Park Open Singles competition on July 7.

On a superbly prepared bowling green and without a cloud in the sky, the scene was set for a great day of entertainment and the spectators were treated to a feast of excellent bowing.

The tournament boiled down to a final between Burns and Edmonds, who is one of the up-and-coming bowlers from the area and he impressed during his run through the competition.

Edmonds racked up a series of single-figure victories in getting past Noel McEnally, Ron Walmsley, Paul Hewitson and Darren Mountford before defeating his dad Moz Edmonds 21-12 in the semi-finals.

Burns' route began with a hard-fought 21-16 win over Malcolm Cleasby before easing past Scott McElroy 21-8 and he got past Nick Riley before defeating Roy Moxham 21-12 in his semi-final.

In what was a very close final, Burns played straight marks with great precision while Edmonds held on to his coattails with a cool head. However, Burns' experience told as he eventually took the contest 21-17.

Walney Park would like to thank sponsors Andy's Chippy & Takeaway, Leck Construction and SN Group Barrow, while club secretary Matt McKellar wishes to thank the members who worked hard in the kitchen, the measurers and the markers.