On Wednesday we had a good turnout of 40 bowlers with winners decided by Highest Winning Score and this week the winners were Don Caldwell and John Scott (skip) who led 15 to 11 after 13 ends before drawing clear over the last few ends for a 29 to 20 win against Jim Constan and John Redman(skip). Second place went to Mick Cavic, Neville Butt and Les Waldock (skip) who led 12 to six after 10 ends before attacking the jack in the second half for a 27 to 13 win against Billy Wilton, Craig Campbell and Shorty Smart (skip). Thank you to Rapley and Son, Narooma Plaza, for their continued support.
On Saturday the winners, selected by Lucky Rinks went to Ian Haine and Roger Dean (skip) who led 11 to six after 11 ends before picking up shots on the last two ends for a 19 to 11 win against Mark Pinkham and Graham Wilton (skip).
On Sunday we had five rinks of triples and the winners, decided by Lowest Winning Score, were Coby Steele, Carol Verner and Anne Nichols (skip) who were all square at 12 all after 11 ends before the got serious to draw clear for a 19 to 13 win against Graeme Howden, Ian Haind and John Nichols (skip). Second place went to Carol Douglas, Sue Wales and Jim Douglas (skip) who started well and were never headed in a 19 to 14 win against Karen Haind, Garry South and John Downie (skip).
Minor Singles Championship
There were several matches played this week. Rod Holman was up against Andrew Thompson with Andy getting away to a good start to lead seven to six after seven ends but Rod had taken the lead 12 to eight after 11 ends. Rod continued to gradually draw clear and he ran out a 25 to 13 winner of a very good match. Terry Lewis played Barry Goodwin and Terry led early and the score was 10 to eight in his favour after 11 ends. The scores remained close with Terry edging out to a 19 to 13 lead after 20 ends and he maintained his lead to take the match 25 to 13. Terry and Rod then backed up to play their next match on Sunday. They swapped the lead on four occasions early on until Terry took four ends in a row to lead 13 to eight after 13 ends. Terry gradually eased clear to take the game 25 to 16.
NBC Mixed Pairs
The Final of the Mixed Pairs was played last week between Sue Wales and Greg Ryan (skip) and Ella Breust and John Breust (skip). This was a very high standard match with barely a shot in it throughout. With one end to go Greg and Sue led 20 to 19 and on the last end Sue moved the jack to near the ditch and Greg followed up by trailing the jack into the ditch making it impossible for Ella or John to make shot. With those two shots Sue and Greg ran out 22 to 19 winners and congratulations to them on playing so well throughout the Championship. Congratulations must also go to Ella and John for their efforts in making this such a memorable final.
Above: Winners of the NBC Mixed Pairs Greg Ryan (skip) and Sue Wales are congratulated by the runners up, Ella Breust and John Breust (skip).