Tomorrow on the grounds of Inières, 200 key players and spectators will try to strive for a departmental victory. The Espalion member, who is bringing his title back into play, is standing out in the competition.
It’s no secret to bowlers: to win a singles title, you have to be consistent, play mentally but also have a bit of luck. Lots of items that the 200 eligible players for the Aveyron Singles Championship will need, tomorrow, at Inières. The battle will be difficult. “It’s complicated to predict the winner because the level is really high this year”, statements by Espalionnais Guillaume Septfonds. The title holder adds: “Anyone can win. Proof, I did it!”
It must be said that there are many contenders for victory. Over the top 80 in the individual rating have an average greater than or equal to 50 teeth. “ The two teams from Sainte-Geneviève could win it, or Laurent Izard and Fabien Albinet (Luke)but also Paul-Henri Vidal (Trémouilles) And Quentin Antoine (Colombia). For the individual, never forget Jerome Engalbert, Philippe Acoyer and Johan Carvalhiro (Rudys). and Jeremy Bradalier (onet)who finished 10th in the league but averaged over 53 and is first in Le Coq “Espalionnais shells, to name a few of those shooters. He also named Jean-Marc Blanquies, to go into the details of the navy blue formations. The Sainte-Geneviève member has Aveyron’s best average at the moment, with 53.83. And his 171 pins in the final showed the team that he is capable of striking great strikes, like those that take victories over the course of a day.
“Last year, I won 333 pins. It’s huge, with an average of 55.5!”, confirms Guillaume Septfonds. The bar was also high for hopes, with Lionel Andreu (Flavin) winning with an average of 53.66. And, trying to remember the position he held at midday, the Espalionnais laugh: “It’s better to start strong and finish strong”.
But as the charts of recent decades show, the average ranking at the start of the season doesn’t always dictate the podium. “There is no recipe for winning. There are so many criteria that can change everything. The planets need to be aligned!”, he insists. Because all eligible players are able to score 50 per game, “But it just takes a little extra luck.”.
The personality of every shooter including their “stress management”, The vicissitudes of the day will make the match. “Often it’s the first part of the afternoon that decides and the last that gets decided, but you have to have done the work before”, determines the title holder. And he concludes: “The individual competition is an event that you win as a team from different clubs.” But the Espalionnais assume that, this year, they won’t share the lucky charms for Vertes winners, Gaël Martin (Colombiès). “We were very slow, as you can see in the picture: Laurent Izzard was already behind the courts when I was still 15 meters away”He laughs.
Marion Bettel and Camille Chalet crowned a junior record for Antonin Ver
On Thursday, young men, women and veterans played their singles final at Sévérac. Among the professional players, two bowlers with the same score (212) participated in the title. These are Lucois Marion Béteille, who extended her record three weeks after her team’s win with Alexia Calviac, and Camille Chalet of Piboul. Among the contestants, Pascal Ferral Rolls (Marcelac) soared above the competition by dropping 202 pins. He threw 118 in the afternoon (225 in total), and improved by one unit the previous best mark, set by Julien Galdemar under the colors of St Aman.