The delayed Round 3/4 matches in the Zone Singles championships were played at various venues on Saturday- no rain this time around but my goodness it was cold!
Our sole survivor in the State Singles, Chris Carey, was in action at Harbord BC against Belrose's Steve Kerr. A tough match which Chris ultimately lost 31-21.
In the President's Reserve Singles Graeme Manning was our man. Graeme was playing at St Ives in Round 3 against G. Elliss of Avalon Beach. Graeme gave it everything but lost the match 31-25.
In the Senior Singles there was some real drama at Belrose BC. In Round 3 Tim Walton faced Raul Lewis of North Sydney and came through a close one 31-26. At the same time Rod Silber had an equally tough match against Tony Taylor of Belrose. Rod matched Tim's success also winning 31-26. So both men now had Round 4 matches! Rod went into overdrive and sunk his opponent B. Lee (Belrose) 31-7! Tim's match was against K. Sivaloganathan from Mosman and this turned into a titanic struggle. The match finished 31-29 with Tim just getting across the line.
Our third qualifier in the Senior Singles was Peter Tonoli who unfortunately had to forfeit his match against Brad Landi of Mona Vale.
So now we have the prospect on Sunday morning of Tim Walton & Rod Silber playing against each other in the Semi-Final of the Senior Singles at Harbord BC. Which of course means that one St Ives player is guaranteed a place in Sunday afternoon's final. Stay tuned!