King remains on course to be champion of champions

David Rhys-JonesGallow ace Mervyn King has won two components in the groundbreaking bwin.com Bowls Super8series in Bristol, and has climbed the leaderboard in his bid to qualify for the high-powered Champion of Champions finals, scheduled for 21 June.David Rhys-Jones

Gallow ace Mervyn King has won two components in the groundbreaking bwin.com Bowls Super8series in Bristol, and has climbed the leaderboard in his bid to qualify for the high-powered Champion of Champions finals, scheduled for 21 June.

Last week, King (pictured) took advantage of the absence of the grounded David Gourlay, who was unable to fly from Glasgow, to bag eight points for finishing ahead of Nottingham's Simon Skelton and Richard Morgan from Cardiff. On Tuesday, he got the better of Melton's Les Gillett, Port Talbot's John Price and Lincoln's Danny Brown to grab another maximum haul of eight points, and is now challenging the likes of City of Ely duo Greg Harlow and Nick Brett and Gallow club-mate Jamie Chestney at the top of the table.

"Les (Gillett), runner up in the national indoor singles last week, has been in great form recently," said King. "Although I scored more shots than he did in Bristol, but he beat me in the group, 9-6, 5-14, 2-1 - but I got my own back, 5-5, 7-5, in a cracking final."

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