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!
We saw a close final today - between Vicki Bartrop's team and Jan Woodcock's team. Unfortunately Jan couldn't play due to an injury so Bev Donnelley filled in and Joan Francis played skip.
Jan Kellett, Anne Cowlishaw and Vicki Bartrop held their lead throughout but it was pretty close - the score was 19:18 after 17 ends. Vicki's team held their nerve for the last few ends, winning 24:18. Congratulations and well played to all.
We saw two very tight semi-final matches today in the Women's Club Triples Championship.
In semi-final #1, Joy Sapier's team played Vicki Bartrop's team. Scores were very close all the way, with both teams leading at various stages. Mid game score was 13:13. Towards the end, Vicki's team pulled away but there were only 3 points in the score going into the last end. Vicki's team prevailed!
Semi-final #2 between Di McBryde's team and Jan Woodcock's team was even closer. Di's team got off to a strong start with some excellent lead bowls from Carol Whitehead - 6:0 to Di's team. Then Jan's team started to find the line and length and drew the score to 6:6. Jan's team held a lead until the last end when Di came in with an amazing bowl to take the score to a draw after 21 ends. Jan's team held their nerve for the tie-breaker and came away with the win. It was an excellent match.