Monday 19th August 2019

A tight one to call with all three players having won one event each this year, so we may need to look at the head to head records for the best clues.

Scott Edwards has the best win % record today – he’s won half the matches he’s played but only a third of his tie breaks.

Mervyn King competes in only his third event this year. He won his first event on 9th July recovering from a shaky start but finished third last time out winning only one match. That said, his head to head stats with today’s opponents would give him the edge here.

Craig Newton’s form has been up and down and despite winning only 10 of his 31 matches he did string some form together to take an event back on 25th June. It’s worth noting though, that his tie break record though is the best on view today.

Head to Head

Newton 0 Edwards 0

Edwards 1 King 7

King 3 Newton 1

Grand Prix Bowls 2019 Played Won Lost Win % Event Wins
Scott Edwards 34 17 17 50 1
Mervyn King 9 4 5 44 1
Craig Newton 31 10 21 32 1

 

Tie Break Records Won Lost Win %
Craig Newton 7 8 47%
Mervyn King 2 3 40%
Scott Edwards 5 10 33%

 

Game                                      Prediction

Newton v Edwards                 Edwards

Edwards v King                       Edwards

King v Newton                        King

Edwards v Newton                 Newton

King v Edwards                       King

Newton v King                        King

PREDICTED OVERALL WINNER: MERVYN KING

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Based on a record 67% of matches won, Andy Ware is statistically the best player in this year’s Grand Prix event. Half of all his matches have gone to a tie break and the fact that he’s won 68% of those has helped him to 4 event wins this year. He’ll be the man to beat again today.

Brett Arkley has won over half of his matches (55%) and that gives him a clear chance if on form today. Interestingly, he just enjoys the better of 8 previous meetings with Ware which could just make him the answer today.

With limited opportunities this year, Sam Ashton has found it tough winning only 32% of his matches. He’s only won once from 13 attempts against todays opponents and will be determined to improve on that today.

 Head to Head

Arkley 5 Ware 3

Ware 7 Ashton 0

Ashton 1 Arkley 5

Grand Prix Bowls 2019 Played Won Lost Win % Event Wins
Andrew Ware 39 26 13 67 4
Brett Arkley 38 21 17 55 2
Sam Ashton 22 7 15 32 0

 

Tie Break Records Won Lost Win %
Andrew Ware 13 6 68%
Brett Arkley 6 8 43%
Sam Ashton 2 5 29%

 

Game                                      Prediction

Arkley v Ware                         Arkley

Ware v Ashton                        Ware

Ashton v Arkley                      Arkley

Ware v Arkley                         Ware

Ashton v Ware                        Ware

Arkley v Ashton                      Ashton

PREDICTED OVERALL WINNER: BRETT ARKLEY