Winners Kaylene Toovey (l) and Pam Kennedy. Image: Contributed

Iluka Ladies new Pairs Champions

Pam Kennedy and Kaylene Toovey are the 2018 Pairs Champions of the IWBC. During a very closely fought final with Marianne Jenner and Carol Caldwell, Pam and Kaylene fought back after a five shot loss on one end to regain the lead and eventually win the game. Pam and Kaylene are both relatively new players and have worked very diligently with many practice days to take improve their skills and this enabled them to win the title. On Thursday February 1, a very appreciative crowd was present to watch the final and to warmly congratulate both teams. Iluka Women’s Bowls Club commenced their year on Tuesday January 16 with a good roll up for social bowls. The draw for the first championship of the year was done that day with eleven teams nominating for the Pairs Championship 2018. On Tuesday January 23, the first round was completed with teams being tested by the extremely hot weather. During the competition, there were some very close games and some new stars were seen to be rising. Results are as follows:- Round 1: Ann McLean& Lyn Briggs def Joyce Brooker & Kaye Becker (sub for Gerrie Rawlings); Fay Flaherty & Robin Granger def Jan Ferguson & Sue Pye; Mary Arthur & Pam Mc Mullen def Michelle Swan & Lyn Millard. Byes: Anne Rawson & Marg Caldwell; Kath Sullivan & Jan Kerr; Pam Kennedy & Kaylene Toovey; Barb Craig & Di Hadlow; Marianne Jenner & Carol Caldwell. Round 2: Anne Rawson & Marg Caldwell def Ann McLean& Lyn Briggs; Fay Flaherty & Robin Granger def Barb Craig & Di Hadlow; Marianne Jenner & Carol Caldwell def Mary Arthur & Pam Mc Mullen; Pam Kennedy & Kaylene Toovey def Kath Sullivan & Jan Kerr. Semi final: Pam Kennedy & Kaylene Toovey def Anne Rawson & Marg Caldwell; Marianne Jenner & Carol Caldwell def Fay Flaherty & Ros Duncan (sub for Robin Granger). Presently the 2018 Major Singles Championship is in progress and this will be completed before the Pennant season commences on Tuesday February 20. Weather conditions are pleasant with cooling breezes so we encourage members to come back to start their new year of bowls. Kaye Becker