Ely’s Seymour makes it a double with singles title win

09:57 14 April 2014

Sarah Seymour

Sarah Seymour



Ely’s Sarah Seymour scooped a superb double at the English Indoor Bowls Championships this week by adding the singles title to her pairs triumph.

Sarah, who won the pairs title with her City of Ely and England team-mate Ellen Falkner last week, achieved a remarkable double when she added the singles title, and regained the title she first won in 2008.

She beat Blackpool New Hall star Janice Gower, 21-10, in the final.

Seymour, who skips a rink for England, said: “It’s obviously great to have won it again, but I was particularly pleased this year that I defeated four England skips on the way to the title – Ellen in the group, and Wendy King, Penny Strong and Janice in my last three games.

Winner of the WIBC women’s world indoor singles title in 2008, Seymour, who does not play outdoors, is the most prolific title winner in English women’s bowls, being the only player to have won all seven national titles – singles, pairs, triples, fours, Champion of Champion singles, mixed pairs and mixed fours.

Lucy Smith, a talented teenager from Swindon’s Westlecot club, caught the eye when she reached the semi-finals, where she lost to Gower, 21-11, while Strong, from Lincoln, lost to Seymour by the same score in the other semi-final.


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