SHIPLAKE Bowls Club’s lady champion Helen Robinson lost out in the final of the Oxfordshire Champion of Champions competition at the South Oxford Bowling Club.
In the first round Robinson met Pauline Ilott, this year’s Oxford Sports champion and after an hour’s play was losing 17-8. At this stage Robinson’s determination came to the fore and she hit back to run out 21-17 winner.
In the quarter-final Robinson defeated Sandra Wase of Banbury Chestnuts 21-6 while in the semi-final she defeated Watlington’s Carol Nall 21-18.
In the final against ex-England international Caroline Campion of Banbury Central, Robinson lost out 21-7.