Family matters force Helen to lose focus facing Guernsey

ISLAND bowler Helen Greechan admitted that she lost her focus when slipping to defeat in the Channel Islands ladies’ singles final at Grainville on Sunday.

Helen Greechan playing in the ladies' final
Helen Greechan playing in the ladies' final

ISLAND bowler Helen Greechan admitted that she lost her focus when slipping to defeat in the Channel Islands ladies’ singles final at Grainville on Sunday.

The 73-year-old said her concentration wavered as she looked to see how her granddaughter Chloë was doing in the under-25 ladies’ final on another rink.

Greechan snr, a British Isles beaten pairs finalist two years ago, was holding a 17-6 lead against Guernsey’s Alison Merrien, currently ranked three in the world, but Greechan’s concentration went as she looked to see how 12-year-old Chloë was getting on.

Merrien got back to win the ladies' singles final 21-18 while young Chloë was beaten on the final three ends to be edged out in a fine game, 21-19 on the 28th end, having led 12-7 and 19-16.