On Saturday our club pairs champs “Rocket“ Roddy Silber and Chris “Scarey” Carey proudly represented the Saints at Harbord in the Champion of Champions Zone Pairs. They had an easy draw (yeah right) playing their first game against North Sydney’s Allan Coy and Kenta Treacher. Allan is very handy, leading in the 1’s and 2’s and Kenta, well if you don’t know he is the current Zone 9 Singles Champion, Interntional player for Japan, silver medalist in the Asia PAC bowls (beat Mark Casey’s Aussie team) and a very nice chap. So our boys knew they needed to be on their game, and they were.
Wining the first seven ends with singles they were up and looking good. They they dropped a 3 and a four and it was even. The game then went shot for shot until the 18th when CC trails the jack for 2 and it was 15 all.
The Saints then built an impressive head on a short end holding four when North’s lead drew the shot. CC calmly took the North’s bowl out and stayed for 5. Kenta runs through the head. CC covers the back and Kenta pulls up short on a draw. 5 to the Saints, 20-15 St Ives.
North’s pick up a 2 and need 3 to tie on the last. A great head with lots of bowls close saw North’s Skip run with us last and score a single after CC covered the back. 20-18 to the Saints.
A great result for our boys against a top team playing on the rink next to their opponents who seemed to have a much easier game.
Roddy and Chris are up against Herbie Bremner and Geoff Hamilton form Turramurra at 8:45 tomorrow. Go the Saints.