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Major Pairs Decided
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 6/19/2017 2:28:38 PM
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The Final of the Major Pairs Championship was decided on Saturday, June 17, and what a final it turned out to be. Tom Furey and Dave Johnson got off to a good start and were leading the father and son team of Warwick and Matt Parker 5-1 after three ends. It wasn’t until the eighth end that Warwick and Matt took the lead 9-7. By the fifteenth end they had increased their lead to seven shots, 20-13 but, with the help of a five on the eighteenth end Tom and Dave reduced the lead to two shots and with one end to play Warwick and Matt lead 22-20. On the final end, with only Tom’s last bowl to be played, Warwick and Matt were holding two shots and the match. With the last bowl of the match, Tom moved the jack back and he and Dave scored four shots to be crowned Major Pairs Champions for 2017.
Also on Saturday, two Minor Singles matches were played.
Steve Ryan had a great win against Wilbur Harris, 31-15 to advance to the Semi-Final.
In the other match Steve Turner won the first five ends to lead Steve “Nimo” Mills 5-0. By the fourteenth end “Nimo” had fought back and only trailed by one shot, 10-11. Over the next sixteen ends Steve built on his lead and, after thirty ends, had an eleven shot lead, 29-18 and only needed two shots for the match. “Nimo” again fought back and it wasn’t until the thirty-seventh end that Steve claimed victory, 31-29, to move in to the Semi-Finals where he will play Steve Ryan
Social Bowls.
Thursday, June 15.
A field of twenty players turned out to play five games of Pairs with a couple of very close results.
John Ward and Mal Porter got off to a good start and lead Greg Howlett and Bill Skinner 6-1 after four ends. Greg and Bill won the next four ends to lead 8-6 at the start of the ninth end. From there on the scores were very close and with one end to play Greg and Bill had a two shot lead. John and Mal won the last end but could only score one shot and the winners were Greg and Bill, 18-17.
After a great start Steve “Nimo” Mills and Gladrin Sun had a 9-0 lead over Keith MacRae and Rob Irving going in to the fourth end. The Next five ends were won by Keith and Rob and the scores were level, 9 all. Both teams scored wins on the remaining ends and after twenty ends the scores were again level, 20 all. The last end was won by Keith and Rob and it gave the win, 21-20.
Results of other matches were;
Ron Hornery and Graham Barby just got the better of Col Mudie and Wally Grant, winning 25-21.
Steve Turner and Greg Huggins proved too strong for John Hodge and Col Woods, 30-23.
John Davies and Gordon Dickson played some great bowls to outclass Tom Furey and George Bradley, 31-13.
The Prize winners were Keith MacRae and Rob Irving and the Runners-up prize went to Greg Howlett and Bill Skinner.
Saturday, June 17.
Two games of Triples and one of Pairs were played as well as the Championship matches.
In the Pairs match, Ron Hornery combined with Gordon Dickson to play Arthur Corbett and Greg White, a visitor from Wangaratta in Victoria. The scores were fairly even throughout the match and it wasn’t until the fourteenth end that Arthur and Greg opened up the biggest lead of the day, four shots, and 13-19. With the help of a four on the sixteenth and a five on the eighteenth ends, Ron and Gordon fought back to win the match 21-17.
The team of John Ward, Rhona Went and Rob Irving had a hard fought battle with Col Hayward, Col Woods and Eileen Bradley. After twelve ends John’s team trailed, 7-8 but scored three shots on each of the next two ends to lead by five shots. On the last seven ends the teams went shot for shot with John’s team running our winners18-13.
In the other Triples match, Ted Wright, John Watson and George Bradley built up a strong lead in the first ten ends against Les Kent, Bill Skinner and Bob Freeman but George was feeling very nervous remembering that last week his team had lead 19-1 after ten ends and lost the match 21-19. Thankfully for George, there was no repeat of the collapse and Ted’s team went on to score a convincing win.
Prize winners on the day were Dave Johnson and Tom Furey and the Runners-up prize went to Rob Irving, Rhona Went and John Ward.
Badge Draw.
This week the Friday Night Badge Draw is worth $2,600

Friday Badge Draw $2500
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