CHIPPING Campden Bowling Club’s Toby Robinson shocked many on his way to the national under 25s singles championships quarterfinals at Worthing.
After progressing from the Gloucestershire finals, the 18-year-old, of Willersey, pipped Norfolk’s Josh Baxter 21-20 in the first national round.
Robinson stepped up his performance with a superb 21-14 victory over England international Sam Tolchard, of Devon, and a 21-15 win over Yorkshire’s Ben Render.
But the run ended 21-10 at the hands of Northamptonshire’s Callum Height in the quarter-finals.
Robinson’s father Gary said: “He didn’t expect to win a game but did very well.
Toby kept his head when others didn’t as the greens were difficult.”
The teenager now heads to the Isle of Man for a 12- month project with Chipping Campden Baptist Church.