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Minor Fours & Mixed Pairs Finals Decided
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 12/12/2016 2:00:22 PM
Here’s the latest from the bowlie.
During the week, two championships were decided.
Minor Fours Final.
The team of Wally Grant, Guy Ellery, Rob Irving and John Watson got off to a great start and lead 4-0 after the first two ends. They continued to play well and build on their lead and after eleven ends they lead Steve Ryan, Peter McPhee, Greg Townsend and Bob Freeman by 15 – 6.
Steve’s team were getting back into the game and with seven ends to play the lead had been reduced to 15 – 11. However, Wally’s team won six of the last seven ends to win the match quite convincingly and claim the title of Minor Fours Champions for 2016.
Mixed Pairs Final.
In the final of the Mixed Pairs, Liz Byrne and Col Mudie were up against Brett and Cherie Frame – and what a game it was.
The early ends were shared and after eight ends the score was level, 8 all. The next eight ends were also evenly divided and after sixteen ends the scores were level, 15 all. With two ends to play Brett and Cherie had a one shot lead (17 – 16) and went on to win the final two ends and claim the Championship with a 21 – 16 win.
Congratulations to all players involved and especially our Minor Fours and Mixed Pairs Champions for 2016.
Social Bowls.
Thursday, December 8.
Twenty-two players turned out for four games of Pairs and one of Triples with a couple of close results.
The closest game was a Pairs match in which Warren Bevan and Ron Fisher came up against Col Hayward and Jim Blake. The first three ends were won by Col and Jim and they lead 4-0 but by the end of the seventh end Warren and Ron had taken the lead 7-4. Col and Jim continued to build their lead and with three ends to play were up 19 -14. However, the last three ends were won by Col and Jim but they could only score four shots and Warren and Ron hung on to win 19-18.
Keith MacRae and John Keogh had a good win, 22-16, over Tom Furey and Joe Crowley.
John Hodge and Ted Wright had a convincing win against John Dunn and Rob Irving and the other Pairs match went to Col Nudie and Graham Barby against John Corcoran and Ron Hornery.
In the Triples match, John Ward, Graham Dixon and Gladrin Sun proved too strong for Steve Ryan, John Watson and Bob Freeman.
The prize winners on the day were the Triples team of John Ward, Graham Dixon and Gladrin Sun and the Runner-Up Prize went to Col Mudie and Graham Barby.
Saturday, December 10.
Twenty players took to the green to join the Minor Fours players and play five games of Pairs and some close results were recorded.
The Closest match of the day saw John Davies and Bill Skinner up against Col Hayward and Gordon Dickson.
John and Bill won the first end and had the lead for most of the afternoon and after fifteen ends lead 17 -12. Col and Gordon then scored eight shots on the next three ends and after eighteen ends they had the lead at 20 -17. Not to be out-done John and Bill won the next two ends, scoring four shots to take the lead 21 – 20 with one end to play. In an exciting finish, Col and Gordon won the last end by one shot to level the match 21 all.
The match between John Ward and Ray Jones and Gary McPhee and Les Kent Was also very close. After fifteen ends John and Ray had opened up a six shot lead, 17 – 11 and with three ends to play they still lead 18 – 15. On the nineteenth end Gary and Les scored four shots to take the lead but John and Ray won the last two ends to win the match 21 – 19.
Joe Crowley teamed with Jeff Matters (visiting from Tasmania) to score a narrow 21 – 18 win against Warren Bevan and John Carr.
Liz Byrne and Ted Wright had a good win against Ron Hornery and Rhona Went and in the other match Bruce Orr and Jim Blake were too strong for Col Woods and Greg Huggins.
Prize winners were Joe Crowley and Jeff Matters and the runners-up prize went to Bruce Orr and Jim Blake.
1300 Bugman Barefoot Bowls – Thursday, December 8
Due to the rather inclement weather the Barefoot Bowls was cancelled but (with a bit of luck) we will see you all next Thursday.
Friday Night. The Badge Draw was not won last week and this Friday will be worth $2500 (a nice Christmas present for some lucky member), and will be drawn after the raffles.

Team Davies Major Triples Champions
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 12/5/2016 2:03:32 PM