A FINE display by Alan Gilpin saw him carry off the Kendal Victoria Winter Singles title after he defeated Alan Medcalf 11-1 in the final.

A total of 32 players participated in the tournament which began with a group stage, the top two of each group then progressing into the quarter finals.

Gilpin, who finished top of Group C, then battled past Yvonne Gregory before seeing off Martin Gilpin 11-5 in the semi finals.

Medcalf who finished at the top of Group B, edged out both Matthew Simpson and Jane Glaister but was overpowered by his opponent in the final.

As well as the Singles Tournament, Kendal Victoria’s Winter Bowling League returned after the Christmas and New Year break.

In the singles league ,Alan Gilpin, Dave McRoy and Steve Ashburn closed in on first place after current leader Martin Gilpin was unavailable due to illness.

Alan Gilpin ,who is second in the division saw off Terry Mercer 21-11 before edging out June Kidd 21-19, while McRoy moved up to third in the table following wins over Stephen Watson and Chris Wyatt.

In the doubles league, Gilp and Son remained on top following a dramatic 21-19 over their nearest rivals Sandy Glaciers, while Sue Von Wyatt won both their respective games as they continued to close in on the leaders.