The final week started with second placed Hanging Heaton (Michael Armitage, Pete Jagger, Dean Scarth and John Watson) still with an outside chance of being champions, playing Sowerby West End (Alan Dean, Alec Byrnes, Ian Smith and Baz Morgan). Heaton kept the pressure on as they had all four winners, Byrnes being best for West End with twenty.
Pete Jagger (Hanging Heaton) collects the average prize.
Mick Armitage (Hanging Heaton) Captain receives the runners-up prize from the J W Lees Brewery Rep.
Nomads (Keith Hatzer, Philip Holroyd, John Armitage and Gareth Coates) required thirteen points to retain their championship and were matched with already relegated Bronte’s (Derek Pollard, Pat Lonsdale, Martyn Benson and David Hemsley). Holroyd and Pollard were first up and Holroyd had the bit between his teeth from the off scoring ten before Pollard replied. Holroyd wasn’t about to let this slip and went on to record a single figure win. Armitage conceded two singles to Lonsdale but had reached nine before Lonsdale scored again, Armitage going on to record a single figure win like Holroyd. Only three more points required as Coates went on against Benson. This looked like being a much closer affair as points were exchanged to five across and Benson led 6-5. Coates then went on a run to turn it round and lead 13-6. Benson never recovered, going down 21-11. Nomads were Champions again as their captain took to the green for his game with the Bronte’s captain Hemsley. Hemsley started the better, taking the first four chalks and going on to lead 7-1. Hatzer came back strongly as he bowled from the corner to the green centre and back, going on to lead 16-8. Hemsley recovered but with Hatzer still leading 18-12 and 19-16 he was still favourite but Hemsley took a pair and two singles to go into the lead 20-19, Hatzer levelled at 20-20, and at the final end, on a tight measure, it was Hemsley who took the points.