We saw some fantastic bowls today in the Women's Fours Championship final. Both teams played well throughout the game but Vicki's team of Carol Whitehead, Jan Kellett, Di McBryde & Vicki Bartrop came away with the title.
Jan's team of Pat Black, Joan Francis, Shizuko Hashimoto & Jan Woodcock had bowls in the head on many ends and then Vicki managed to come in and steal the shot.
Vicki's team got off to a very strong start over the first few ends but Jan's team worked their way back into the match.
It really was an excellent, exciting game to watch.
After some rain delayed games, we now have semi final results for the Women's Fours Club Championship. The finals will be played next Tuesday, weather permitting.
Today, we saw Shizuko Hashimoto play Vicki Bartrop in the finals of the Consistency Singles. It was an excellent match with Shizuko taking an early lead and holding onto it throughout the match. Well played by both ladies with Shizuko winning for the second year in a row.
We have now completed two rounds of Consistency Singles with some interesting results. Quarter finals are next.
What a great game today between Di McBryde with Ali Banfield against Rhonwen Martin with Carol Whitehead. Di and Ali got off to strong start by playing short ends. Then Carol and Rhonwen played longer ends and started to catch up. However, Ali & Di held their nerves to win 25:12. The shot of the day was from Di when opponents were holding 5 or 6 and she came in to take the jack and stay with it. What a great result for Ali who has only been playing for a couple of months.
The semi finals of the handicap pairs were played on Tuesday 10th. Carol Whitehead and Rhonwen Martin defeated David Glaser and Judy Milton. Ali Banfield and Di McBryde defeated Nancy Smith and Vicki Bartrop in a game of mulitiple dead ends.
We saw an exciting and close Minor Singles final today. Barbara Woodfield played Deb Cox. Deb is a brand new bowler so it is very impressive that she made it through to the finals and played so well on the day.
The two ladies were neck and neck most of the way through the match, until the final few ends where Barbara held her nerve to win through with some lovely bowls.
Well done to both players!