After two very close semi-finals last weekend the winners played out the 2018 Mens Handicap Pairs Final on Saturday under dry but increasingly blustery conditions. Gerard Coggans and Jim Vatiliotis had a 4 shot handicap advantage over their opponents Greg Smith and Geoff Rose.
Gerard and Jim built on their advantage in the early ends moving to a 10-4 lead after 7 ends. Greg & Geoff then started to narrow the gap and took the lead with a 4 and a 5 on successive ends and moved out to an 18-10 advantage after end 12.
As the match moved into the closing stages each side was having their little victories. The decisive moments came on end 18, with Greg & Geoff leading 21-16 at that stage. Gerard & Jim racked up 7 shots on that end and suddenly they had the lead back. With a 4 on end 19 and a 3 on end 20 the match was over and after a great contest it was Gerard & Jim who took the final 30-21.
Congratulations to all involved.
Gerard Coggans 18 November 2018