Mark Dawes dug deep in the closing stages of both sets to get the better of English team mate Jamie Chestney to lift the inaugural Garage-Roofs.com UK Open title at Stanley.
Little separated the players in the opening set but singles on each of the last two gave Mark the set 7-5.
In the second set Jamie played some amazingly delicate precision shots over the opening exchanges jumping out to a 7-2 lead at 6 ends and looked like taking the match to a tie break.
However with shots against him, Mark hit the 6th end head and the jack rolled right to the rink marker pin and he held a treble a good distance from the jack.
Trying to draw in and cut the count, Jamie admitted to ‘making a mistake’ – miscalculated and his last bowl just slowly dropped into the ditch, giving Mark a lifeline back into the set, and with that boost behind him he rolled in a single and double to take out the title 8-7.
On his way to the title Mark crossed off 4 Scottish contenders …. qualifier John Fleming Jnr, Mike Stepney, Darren Burnett and Paul Foster MBE .