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Bowls: Rive champion at last, while Camacho retains title

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SUN Bowls Club's Michael Rive and Alison Camacho won Bowls Jersey's men's and women's Island singles titles at Les Creux in St Brelade at the weekend.

Carpenter Rive (28) was in fine form winning a total of five trophies on the day, four in the knock-outs, while fellow Commonwealth Games representative Camacho retained the women's singles title while also skipping her fours team to victory.

2009: Fours

2012: Pairs and Triples (CI)

2014: Triples and Fours (CI)

2015: Singles, Mixed Pairs, Pairs, Fours

Rive, who won the men's singles, pairs and fours and mixed pairs finals, said: 'It's taken ten years to win the men's singles title and I'm delighted.

'My form has been good throughout the year and it continued at the weekend.

'Going into the finals I was confident of winning three; the toughest was going to be in the pairs against my fours team mates Scott Ruderham and Greg Davis and it turned out to be a brilliant game and a match of international standard that was appreciated by the spectators.

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'Gus Hodgetts (Jersey Bowling Club) and I both started slowly in the singles final but in the second half of the game we both hit form but once I'd opened up a six-point lead it was comfortable from there on in.

Alison Camacho defended her Island ladies singles title at Les Creux

'I've got the Channel Islands finals to look forward to now on 5 and 6 September and hopefully I can go to the Vale Recreation club and clean up there as well.'

Rive defeated Hodgetts 22-13 and partnered by Malcolm De Sousa they won the pairs 20-17 against Ruderham and Davis.

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Rive led the fours team of De Sousa, Ruderham and Davis to a 29-16 success against Sun BC's Terry Le Mottée, Tony Morton, Norman Quérée and Melvyn Birch while the newly-crowned men's singles champion skipped Tracy O'Connor to victory 18-13 against Peter Le Long and his grand-daughter Chloe Greechan in the mixed pairs final.

Current Channel Islands women's singles champion Alison Camacho will defend her CI title after proving her class and ability to defeat St Brelade BC's Doreen Moon 21-11 in the women's singles final.

Camacho, who won the Champion of Champions title in July, also skipped Sun BC's Pat de Gruchy, Liz Cole and Fay Le Mottée to a 25-8 success against St Brelade BC's Gean O'Neill, Chris Grimes, Doreen Moon and Fiona Archibald.

Chloe Greechan (14) led her mother Lindsey and grandmother Gina Le Long (all St Brelade BC) to victory 18-14 in the triples final against JBC's strong trio of Katie Nixon, Rachel MacDonald and Tracey O'Connor.

Guy Walton prevented Sun BC colleague and holder Malcolm De Sousa from winning the U25 singles with a 21-15 scoreline while Rachel MacDonald was victorious 21-10 in the women's U25 final against St Brelade's Kelsey Videgrain.

U18s: Ben Le Feuvre 21, Jarrod Brown 16. Ladies singles sets: Sue Noel beat Jean Holmes 10-7, 9-1. Mixed drawn fours: F Bisson, C Ruderham, E Simon, C Staley 18, J Douglas, R Godel, B Ferbrache, M Steigenberger 10. Ladies pairs: C Grimes, S McGinnigle 21, G O'Neill, D Moon 9. Men's singles sets: D Boswell bt A Stewart 10-5, 7-5. Ladies senior rinks: M Smith, A Richardson, A Bisson, D Canavan 22, G O'Neill, C Grimes, D Moon, R Godden 20. Men's senior singles: C Renouf 21, R Le Cornu 19. Men's triples: J Lowery, A Quémard, D Clarke 21, T Greechan, P Le Long, G Thomas 14. Men's senior rinks: R Clive, R MacDonald, A Stewart, J Douglas 21, A Quémard, C Renouf, A Shaw, D Boswell 18. Ladies senior singles: D Moon 21, L Cole 17.

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