Shannon Maughan - National 2 Bowl Singles Runner Up
We would like to congratulate Shannon for reaching the Final of the Bowls England National 2 Bowl Singles.
Shannon the Bucks County 2 bowl champion headed to Victoria Park with dreams of becoming the National Champion, and how close she came..
In Round 1 she took on Georgie Marwood from Suffolk, Shannon was always in control and recorded a 15-8 victory
Round 2 was a local derby against Debbie Roe from Bedfordshire, Shannon played some remarkable bowls and won 18-5
In Round 3, she faced tough competition against England International and National 4 Bowl champion Stef Branfield from Somerset. Initially, she fell behind and found herself in a sticky situation, trailing 5-12 at 11 ends. However, she remained composed and strung together a series of successful ends. Despite dropping just one more shot, she managed to secure a victory with a final score of 17-13.
In the Quarter Final, Shannon faced a tough opponent, Sian Honnor (Kent), who is a 2022 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and has won multiple national titles. Despite a slow start, with Shannon trailing 5-10 after 12 ends, she didn't give up. Showing her determination, Shannon, now nicknamed "The Cannon," fought back with a series of powerful shots, winning the majority of the last few ends. In the end, Shannon emerged victorious with a score of 15-12.
In the Semi Final, Shannon faced off against Rebecca Willgress, an experienced England International and former world indoor singles champion from Norfolk. Shannon started off by dropping a 2 on the first end, but quickly turned the game around. She won the next 10 ends, taking a commanding lead of 13-2 at 11 ends. With her focus on the game, Shannon secured her spot in the Final. Demonstrating her class and skill, she closed out the game with a final score of 15-6.
In the third game of the day and the National Final, Shannon faced off against England International Laura Holden from Somerset. Shannon started off slowly, trailing 5-10 after 11 ends. However, the fans remained confident, knowing that Shannon has come back from similar situations before. Shannon managed to close the gap to 9-12 at the 15th end. Despite closely contested ends, Laura ultimately emerged victorious with a 17-10 win, securing the title.
Congratulations to Laura for winning but we are overwhelmingly proud of Shannon's achievement
Shannon said "Thank you everyone for all the support and kind words throughout I'm feeling the love
Onwards and upwards for next year"