LAST weekend father and son team, Darren and Heath Walker played in the District Champion of Club Champion Pairs held over two days at The Rock Memorial Bowling Club.
On the Saturday they played against the Lockhart pair, only scoring a win with the last bowl on the final end.
On the Sunday morning they won against The Rock team, which placed them in the final on the Sunday afternoon against the Wagga RSL combination of Ian Williams and Doug Kinder.
The battle proved to be fierce with the Walkers losing the game 17/16.
THE Wagga RSL two bowl triples tournament, sponsored by Knight Frank, was conducted over the weekend and results were as follows:
Great tournament was had by all & Knight Frank have indicated they will again sponsor this tournament next year.
THE last few matches in the Club Championship Triples at Coolamon have been contested over the past two weeks.
Chris Riley, Darren and Heath Walker met James Farrell, Don Dyce and Max Whybro, who they accounted for 20/17.
Bill Nolan, Glen Fahey and Craig Dohl were too strong for Darryl Pellow, Kerry and Luke Hilton 22/11. Craig Riley, Heath and Darren Walker accounted for Craig Dohl’s team on their march to the final where they met John Raynner, Greg and Chris Guthrie.
Rayner got away strongly, claiming the first two ends, however Walker claimed the following two.
The mat continued to change hands on a regular basis and on the eleventh end there was only the barest margin in the score.
Rayner claimed a five on the next end, being his team’s second for the game.
This gave Rayner a handy margin which he continued to build on, on a regular basis.
Rayner claimed the match on the twentieth end 24/13.
In the “B” Grade Pairs Kerry and Luke Hilton accounted for Stuart and Allan Weeden 28/6.
They then played reasonably new bowlers, Andre DeHaan and Craig Riley who played exceedingly well claiming the first three ends before allowing the opposition the privilege of the mat for one end. Riley held a six shot margin before Hilton claimed a three and then a four, taking the lead.
However Riley evened the scoreline on the following end.
The scores were even on four occasions during the match and it was shaping up to be a battle to the end.
Then Hiltons scored a five and took a lead that DeHaan and Riley just couldn’t close.
Hiltons claimed the game 23/18.
THE Tumbarumba trio of Damian Shore, John Salter and Bill Butz were at Howlong over the weekend to compete in the Zone 8 Triples Finals.
After a good 26-16 win over the Albury side skipped by Gerald O'Brien they faced the very talented Wagga Rules Club team of Isaac Rayner, David Quigley and David Ferguson in the semi final.
Despite their best efforts they were soundly defeated 31-11, Ferguson then went on to defeat Temora’s Bruce Lack 32-20 in the final, congratulations on a good effort against some very strong opposition.
On Sunday Charlie Garrison, Bob Miller and Geoff Hulm travelled to Tumut for the Ralph Dunstan Shield, winning both games against Gundagai and Batlow teams they unfortunately did not have a big enough margin to feature in the prizemoney.
The shield was won by Steve Horsley, Phil Collins and Chris Diggins from Batlow.
This coming weekend Bill Butz, John Salter, Geoff Hulm, Bob Miller and Damian Shore will be representing Southern Highlands District contesting the Presidents Cup in Albury against all other Districts in Zone 8.
IN AN absolute classic game of singles bowls played last Thursday at Gundagaio, it took a marathon 38 ends before Graeme Snape prevailed 31 shots to 30 against a gallant John “Mitch” Peterson.
The match was a beauty with Graeme taking a early 8-4 lead after seven ends, with “Mitch” fighting back tie proceedings up at 9 all after 11.
“Snapey” then snuck away taking four of the next five ends to take a commanding 17-11 lead at the end of the fifteenth, and went further ahead to lead 25-17 and looked like running away with the match.
Peterson showed fighting qualities and began to slowly grind his way back into the match to trail 26-22 at the end of the twenty ninth, but Graeme slipped away again to lead 29-22 and looked to have the match at his mercy, but “Mitch” wouldn't lie down and won five straight ends to tie the match up at 29 all after 35 ends.
Graeme scored a single shot on end 36 to lead 30-29, with 'Mitch' reciprocating on the next end to tie proceedings up at 30 all.
Graeme then scored the single shot needed on end 38 to claim a great victory over “Mitch”.
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