Dan Mills of County Arts is the 2018 Bowls England National Junior Singles champion lifting the prestigious title on Sunday 19th August at Victoria Park Leamington Spa.
Dan opened with a comfortable 21-7 first round victory over Kurt Murray from Dorset and then followed this up with narrow 21-19 win over Bedfordshire’s Chris Beard and then 21-15 over Tom Newman of Wiltshire to reach the second day of the competition and the quarter final. In the quarter final Dan met Hampshire’s Danny Smith and a 21-14 victory put him into the semi-final against local rivals Suffolk represented by Lee Calver where a convincing 21-8 victory secured a place in the final against Lancashire’s Anthony Booth-Young. In the final Dan trailed 4-9 in the early exchanges, before a really good period of play saw him lead 16-12. Booth-Young then fought back and regained the lead at 18-17, before Dan picked up a full count of four to secure a 21-18 victory.