CLUB championship matches continued to be played over last weekend with a minor pairs and two major pair’s matches being decided. Results were as follows:
Saturday, minor pairs
Maurice Muller and Ian West defeated Jake Fisher and Wally Paulsen 27/11.
A very easy win for Maurice and Ian who trailed 4/5 after five ends had been played but from then on they were never in danger of defeat as they raced away for an easy win. Jake and Wally tried hard, but were outclassed on the day.
Sunday, major pairs
Neil Hines and Bob Owen defeated Terry Ricketts and Brian Madden 25/19
It was a very good match with all players playing well. Neil and Bob got away to a good start to lead 13/5 after seven ends. However, over the next six ends Terry and Brian had rounded them up and raced to a four shot lead of 17/13 with eight ends to play.
Neil and Bob struck back and for the next five ends kept Terry and Brian on 17 while they raced away to a six shot lead 23/17. With three to go Terry and Brian were still in with a chance when they picked up two shots on the nineteenth end to be within four shots of Neil and Bob at 19/23.
Neil and Bob put them away when they picked up two shots on the last two ends for a comfortable win.
John Curtis and David Walker defeated Tony Fisher and Maurice Muller 17/15.
It was another good match with all players in good form. There was never anymore than a couple of shots difference between the two teams throughout the match. With four ends to go Tony and Maurice led by one shot 13/12. Over the next three ends, John and David picked up five shots to lead 17/13 with one end to play making it very difficult for Tony and Maurice, who needed five shots to win. They were only able to score two shots to go down narrowly by two shots.
Mufti bowls, Sunday morning:
Peter Burns, Anthony Burns and Craig Cooper defeated Ian West, Bill Graham and Chris Hocking 15/6.
Shane McKellar, John Peterson and John Hawkins defeated Paul Burns, Allison Wales and Terry Hocking 25/9
David Bodell, Craig Cooper and Bill Graham defeated Jenny Ricketts, Jessie James and Chris Hocking 18/9.
Two local triples teams consisting of Allen Tobin, Danny Vincent and Warren Chesworth and also Doug Hawkins, Craig Phillis and Graham Murray travelled out to Stockinbingal to play in their two-day tournament last weekend, which was restricted to No. 5, 6,7 pennant bowlers.
Doug, Craig and Graham did best of the locals, finishing runners up to the Coota Ex Services team of Kim Roberts, John Goggin and Peter Hoang.
The following club championship matches have been set down for the weekend.
Tom Apps and Rod Cooper versus Peter Burns and Warren Chesworth,
Graham Murray and Craig Phillis versus Tony Madden and Chris Madden.
Winners of Tom Apps and Rod Cooper and Peter Burns and Warren Chesworth versus John Curtis and David Walker,
Winner of Graham Murray and Craig Phillis and Tony and Chris Madden versus Neil Hines and Bob Owen.
Bowlers are advised that entries for the triples championship are being taken and will close Sunday.
A list is on the notice board so get your names in by Sunday if you wish to play.