Asimus claims bowls honours in 'superb' contest

He won his first major lawn bowls singles titles two years ago, his second last Saturday and there is no reason as to why Brian Asimus won't win many more major titles in coming years.

Last weekend Brian was 'professional like' handling the pressure of playing against one of the best, Lindsay Willding, in testing conditions of a super fast green in slight windy conditions.

"It was a good game, we were together most of the time before I was able to get away a bit at the finish," Brian said.

"I'm pleased with my effort, it was difficult out there due to the speed of the green and a difficult breeze," he added as a happy but relieved champion headed to the clubhouse to celebrate.

Lindsay, humble in defeat, was full of praise for the way Brian played.

"He was the best today, the best bowler won," he said.

"I have played better but that is not taking anything away for Brian.

"I'm still upright and I'll be back next year," Lindsay added.

Played before a strong following who lined the club's verandah and southern end of the green Lindsay jumped to a 5-1 lead after four ends.

It was five-all after six ends then 10-all after 13.

After 17 ends Brian had his nose in front 17-10 before Lindsay hit back for 19-all after 23.

Words of 'concentrate' were heard from Brian who did exactly that over the next eight ends winning all except one to close out the game 31-20 over 30 ends of superbly played bowls.