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Mixed Pairs Underway
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 11/20/2017 2:47:43 PM
Here’s the latest from the Bowlie.
During the week, one Handicap Singles match and a Handicap Pairs match were played, and on Sunday The Mixed Pairs got underway.
In a very close Handicap Singles match Steve Turner had a one shot handicap advantage over Rob Irving. Rob won the first end by one shot but after seven ends Steve had the lead 9-2. Rob gradually got back into the match but it wasn’t until the sixteenth end that he took the lead for the first time, 16-15. On the twenty-second end Steve regained the lead, scoring four shots to take the score to 22-19. After twenty-five ends Steve lead 24-22 and on the next end was holding the shot that would give him the match but Rob played a great shot to move the jack and hold two shots before he drew a third shot to claim victory, 25-24.
The Semi-final of Handicap Pairs saw George Boatswain and Bernie Mitchell jump out to an early lead against Steve “Nimo” Mills and George Bradley but by the eleventh end, Steve and George had taken the lead 11-10. George and Bernie then found form and scored fourteen shots on the next four ends to open up a lead of 24-11. Steve and George tried hard but could not make up the deficit and George and Bernie advanced to the final with a 26-20 win.
On Sunday, three games of the Mixed Pairs Championship were played.
In a very close match, Col Hayward and Gwenda Carty played Gary McPhee and Kim Evans. Gary and Kim had the best of the early ends and lead 8-2 after four ends. Col and Gwenda came back into the match and after fifteen ends had the lead, 16-14. With two ends to play they still lead 20-18 but Gary and Kim scored three shots and, going in to the last end, had a one shot lead. In a tense last end, first Col and Gwenda and then Gary and Kim held shots to win the match but in the end Gary and Kim claimed the match 22-20.
It was good to see Michael Went back on the green after a lengthy absence and he and his mum, Rhona Went, played some great bowls to win 20-9 against Ton Furey and Maree Grant.
In the other match Peter McPhee and Cherie Frame had a win, 24-15 against Col Mudie and Liz Byrne.
Thursday, November 9.
Three games of Pairs were played with some pretty wide winning margins.
In the closest match of the day Greg Howlett and Gordon Dickson scored three shots on the first end but on the sixth end Graham Barby and John Carr scored four shots to lead 8-4. On the next end Greg and Gordon also scored a four to level things up. From there on Graham and John were never headed and ran out winners 23-15
John Hodge and Rob Irving proved too good for John Ward and Bruce Deland and, in the other match Warren Bevan and Greg Huggins had a win against Col Mudie and Bob Freeman.
The Prize winners on the day were Warren Bevan and Greg Huggins and the Runners-up prize went to John Hodge and Rob Irving.
Saturday, November 18.
Due to the weather conditions no play was possible on Saturday.
Twilight Bowls.
In spite of threatening weather, we managed to get nine games completed without anyone getting wet.
Winners on the night were;
Rebelle who came home strongly and just got over the top of Hodgey’s Heroes – 14-10.
We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em were too good for Pink.
Beer “n” End continued their good form and were too good for Purple People.
Bowl Bros defeated Born Bowlers – 12-6.
Loopy Loppers 1 had a win over Three Amigos – 12-7.
Loopy Loppers 2 beat Toyota Turtles – 12-6.
The Golden Girls were too good for 1300 Bugman – 14-8.
Casey Surveying defeated Hard Rock Rollers.
In a close match Cousins were leading High Rollers 8-4 before the High Rollers found form to run out winners 10-9.
Thanks again to Tom Furey and his helpers for a great night and a great supper after the game.
Badge Draw.
The Badge Draw was not won last Friday and will be worth $1800 this week and will be drawn on Friday night sometime after 8pm, after the meat and voucher raffles. You have to be there to win it so come along and have a great pub style meal and may be go home with a bundle of cash in your pocket.