Ely Bowls ace Connor keeps his cool to clinch place in Scottish International Championships

PUBLISHED: 10:41 04 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:41 04 October 2016

Winner of the Co-op Wildcard Bowls Competition, Connor Cinato.

Winner of the Co-op Wildcard Bowls Competition, Connor Cinato.

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Ely Bowls ace Connor Cinato will live his dream of going head-to-head with some of the finest talents in the sport after clinching a place in the Scottish International Championships.

Match official, Janice Gower, runner-up Paul Maynard, winner Connor Cinato and Pat Murphy, Funeral Director for Stirling Funeralcare and match official.Match official, Janice Gower, runner-up Paul Maynard, winner Connor Cinato and Pat Murphy, Funeral Director for Stirling Funeralcare and match official.

Connor, who was crowned Co-op Funeralcare’s Wildcard Bowls regional champion last month, travelled to Blackpool for the grand final and to compete for a place in bowls’ flagship tournament in November.

He faced stiff competition from the other regional champions, but overcame Paul Maynard in a tie-break to take the victory.

Connor will now go on to play bowlers such as Greg Harlow and Nicky Brett in Perth, Scotland, next month.

Mark Chappelhow, national community manager, said: “The final was certainly an exciting event, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned up to support the six regional finalists. We’ve been sponsoring the bowling community for many years, but this competition is completely unique to anything we’ve done before.

“We wish Connor all the best for the Championships in a few weeks’ time.”

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