2010 Individual Merit


INDIVIDUAL MERIT for the John Coxill Trophy


Brothers dominate Merit Field with Darren adding a new name to the Trophy.....................


 Darren Wellings (left) receives the Individual Merit "John Coxill" Trophy from the donor himself 

The Premier League Merit, held at Remans Bowling Club, on Sunday 22nd August, was won for the first time by Darren Wellings  (Meole Brace) with his brother

 Glyn reaching the semi finals.

There were 27 entries in total with 23 taking part.  Only six clubs were represented today and represents another disappointing commitment from a number of

 League players.


The final saw Darren Wellings , of Meole Brace, play six time winner  Peter Farmer. In an absorbing final where Darren led 8-2 only to see Peter move 14-10 ahead, the match then ebbed and flowed and with Peter leading 19-18 the former champion uncharacteristically though both his woods off and with Darren claiming two, Darren then got the one chalk he wanted to win 21-19 and pick up the first prize of £160.

In the semis, Darren beat Martin Gaut (Wrock Wood) 21- 12. The other semi saw Peter  beat Darren’s brother Glyn 21-12 (Meole Brace).

Full Results

Last 16: Peter Farmer (Childs Ercall) 21, Ryan Stevens (Wrockwardine Wood) 8 ;  Simon Rhodes (Wrockwardine Wood) 21, Mark Shore (Childs Ercall) 3;  Glyn Wellings (Meole Brace) 21, Martin Williams (Wrockwardine Wood) 9 ; Liam Stevens (Wrockwardine Wood) 21, John Nash (Meole Brace) 18; Richard Lawson (Bowring) 21, Peter Roden 13; Darren Wellings (Meole Brace) 21, Jason Hill (Wrockwardine Wood) 17 ; Tony Hotchkiss (Meole Brace) 21, Roy Bradburn (Bowring) 14 ; Martin Gaut (Wrockwardine Wood) 21, Josh Bradburn (Bowring) 13 ;

Quarter Finals:   Farmer 21, Rhodes 12; Wellings 21, Stevens 19 ; Wellings 21, Lawson 10; Gaut 21, Hotchkiss  8.

Semi Finals; Farmer 21, Wellings 12; Wellings 21, Gaut 12.

Final : Wellings 21, Farmer 19. 


Pictured below are today's semi finalists:- Back (from left) Martin Gaut, Darren Wellings, Mike Hinton, John Coxill, Glyn Wellings & Peter Farmer