ADAM White became the first Chawton Park player to qualify for the World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort on the Norfolk course.

He and Chris Wilkins (Bromley) lost their pairs first-round match against the Lincoln duo of Josh Grant and Russell Robinson.

But the Chawton pair resisted all the way, losing 4-5, 5-6, and it was still a great achievement on their part.

Chawton are still well represented in the national competitions. Adam White defeated Gary Lovett (Loddon Vale) 21-17 to earn his place in the singles zone final.

In the pairs, Robert Hutchinson and Graham Robinson travelled to Atherley and went down 9-20 to in-form Stuart Rowney and Mick Barrett.

Robinson and Hutchinson were joined by Gary Johnson for a national triples match at Banister Park against a strong Steve Rice team. The Chawton trio were on top form and recorded a crushing 26-5 victory to reach the zone final.

The same three competed in the O50s triples, but slipped to an extra-end loss against Mike Slade’s Banister side.

Charlie Spear, after a slow start, comfortably defeated Ken Prior (Banister) 21-7 in the O60s singles. Spear was unable to repeat that fine form in his next match and lost 18-21 to Jim Tarrant of Riverside.

Barry Smith and Dave Turner travelled to Banister Park in the O60s pairs and gained a good 16-13 win over the Mick Slade duo. There was an all-Chawton match in the O60s fours, with the Graham Robinson quartet getting home 18-15 against Dick Holden’s side.

And in the national mixed pairs, Margaret Holden and Adam White squeaked home 15-14 against Chawton clubmates Sue Murray and Graham Robinson to clinch their place in the area final.

Robinson’s rink suffered a disappointing 12-21 defeat to Steve Whitehead’s Banister Park line-up in the mixed fours.

Chawton ladies were successful in the national triples, with Lesley Johnson, Margaret Holden and Margaret Leppard defeating Heather Statham’s Loddon Vale trio 21-13 to make the zone final.

The two Margarets then teamed up with Sue Murray and Beryl Collier to overcome a strong challenge from Yvonne Grant’s Loddon Vale rink, winning 22-21 to secure another zone final spot.

The ladies also recorded a convincing Riversmeet League victory over Banister Park. The home rinks of Leppard and Holden won by 33 shots and the away rinks of Beryl Collier and Brenda Plumpton secured a four-shot win. Overall score: 94-57.

Chawton men, the Bramley League leaders, suffered an agonising 71-73 defeat to Loddon Vale. Adam White, Dick Holden, Marc Gorman and Dave Turner were the only successful rink.