Boccia: Dan Bentley crowned singles champion

PUBLISHED: 12:48 18 May 2011

Dan Bentley with Taylor Wimpey sales executive Nicki Phillips

Dan Bentley with Taylor Wimpey sales executive Nicki Phillips

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DUNMOW’S Dan Bentley had success in the singles event at the International Boccia Trophy in Barcelona.

DUNMOW’S Dan Bentley had success in the singles event at the International Boccia Trophy in Barcelona, to ignite his push for a World Cup and Paralympic Team GB place.

In the opening rounds he fought off the challenge of Russia and Catalan with 4-2 and 6-1 wins and progressed to the semi-final against Spain.

After making a quick start he won 6-2 and after another finalist withdrew Bentley was crowned singles champion on points difference.

He said: “It was a great weekend for me, not just with the result but how I played with confidence and control. The semi was a bench mark for me because he was a top 20 world player and to beat him how I did was fantastic. Hopefully this has helped me in selection for the World Cup and I can take confidence from this.”

In the three way them event Bentley helped GB beat Russia 10-0 and Catalan 8-5 to claim victory.

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