Judy Button (Major) and Judy Sinclair (Minor) have taken out the finals of the 2015 Consistency Singles at Yamba Women’s Bowling Club.
In contrasting games, each played lovely bowls to defeat their opponents in what was a grand day with the two finals being played on adjacent rinks.
The Major game was securely in Judy’s grasp from early on when she jumped out to a 22-3 lead after just three ends, and then maintained a steady 20 to 30 point advantage over runner up Chris Cole, throughout the game, especially dominating the short ends.
And often when Chris seemed to have won the end, Judy would sneak that last bowl in to take the major score. But Chris remained determined and when she picked up a 10 on the 24th end, narrowing the gap to 12, threatened a comeback.
However, Judy maintained her composure, and bowling with fine skill and confidence, steadied, and thoroughly deserved her ultimate 28 point victory.
By contrast, the Minor game had a very close finish. The eventual runner up, Kerry Pedder, controlled the game early with some very consistent bowling, continuing her fine form from her Major Minor Pairs victory last week.
By contrast, Judy Sinclair got off to a nervous start, and with Kerry bowling so well found herself in arrears by 10 to 20 shots through 19 ends when the score was 106-84, Kerry’s way. But Judy remained tenacious, and began to find her form and with a succession of good ends, taking the lead 128-122 on 25 ends.
Kerry then struck back hard with a 10 to wrest the lead back, and with steadying bowls over the next two ends had a 142-138 lead. But then Judy rolled a long end, which proved crucial and resulted in her taking another maximum score, and the lead, 148-144. Judy was able to then finish off the game on the next end, despite Kerry’s valiant efforts.
It was a nail-biter, and Judy was both delighted and overwhelmed at her well-deserved “first ever big win in bowls”.
Also on Tuesday 20th, social bowls resulted in very close contests in all games. The Lucky Rink winners were the Glinys Hall/ Val Terry combo who narrowly defeated the Consolation winners, Cheryl Deveney and Kaye Mason. Lucky Runners-up winners were Helen Atkinson and Jill Miller with a 2 hot win over Maria Sakac and Pam Conley.
In other games, H Scott/G Davis won over R McKibbin/J Pryor, J Pearson/M Conlan defeated S Owen/I Neill and K Schubert/G Hoskin/L Olsson got up over B Mills/F Reeves/C Casement.
Results of Thursday 22nd’s social bowls will appear in next week’s edition.