Sue and John Fahey (photo) are the new Mixed Pairs Champions at Tuross Head Bowling Club after they won a very close, exciting final against Jonathan Green and Rose Farrington. It is the first time that they have taken out this title despite performing well in previous years.
The conditions for the match were perfect with the green in great condition and the weather warm and relatively calm. Green and Farrington started well but by the seventh end the scores were even at 6 all as both teams settled into a very competitive battle. The leads, Sue Fahey and Green, were having a great battle as they both strived to dominate the head. By the fourteenth end Green and Farrington had a narrow 14 – 11 advantage.
Sue Fahey then took charge of the game. Her great lead bowling allowed the Faheys to set up the biggest lead of the match. It was in this part of the game that John Fahey also showed his class with some critical bowls. By the nineteenth end they led 20 – 14.
Green and Farrington, however, were not finished. On the twentieth end they played some great bowls to pick up 2 shots to narrow the gap to just four shots. They also played some good bowls on the last end. They forced the Faheys to defend their lead. Despite Green and Farrington winning the end they just fell short with 3 shots to leave the final score in the Fahey’s favour 20 – 19.
Congratulations to both teams for reaching the final and playing a competitive, high quality game. The final score was a true indication of the game with the Faheys narrowly being the better team on the day.