David Ferguson qualifies for National Champion of Champion Singles

The NSW Champion of Champion Singles kicked-off at Kiama Bowling Club on Thursday with some of the sport’s biggest names competing.

There were some huge shocks on the opening day with Dylan Riley from Tuncurry taking out Australian superstar Aron Sherrif in a 31 – 30 thriller.

Two-time state champion Matt Pieterson also bowed out early with a 31 – 22 loss to Inverell star Scott Hamilton.

Local hope Dylan Skinner defeated Ballina's Kris Lehtfeldt in the opening round before bowing out to Cowra star Gerrard Beath 31 – 29 in the quarter-finals.

Friday was finals day with Beath succumbing to giant killer Dylan Riley 31 – 29.

The 2017 Australian indoor champion and former Albion Park bowls coordinator David Ferguson accounted for Scott Hamilton in the semi-final before defeating Riley 31 – 29 in a classic final.

Riley and Ferguson both lead the final and had chances to run away with it and at 29 – 29, Ferguson was down game and played a running shot to score two and win the title.

Ferguson now qualifies for the National Champion of Champion Singles in 2018.

The event was a huge success for Kiama Bowling Club, with the club now looking towards hosting the NSW State Pennant Finals in August 2018.