The final of the 2015 Major Triples Championship was contested on Sunday. The clash between Tom Morrow’s side of Jeff Cook and Bruce Blanch and the Martyn Wood skipped combination comprising Greg Dickman and Greg Johnson had promised to be an entertaining and keenly fought struggle. The actual event delivered this and more with the appreciative and vocal throng of spectators being treated to an afternoon of high quality lawn bowls.
Tom and his team began the game in scintillating form and the early signs were ominous for the two Gregs and Martyn when trailing seven shots to nil after only five ends of play. However, Martyn ensured his team never panicked and managed to level the score board at 17 shots each on the nineteenth end. The last six ends were a battle royal with Greg Dickman, Greg Johnson and Martyn Wood displaying true championship quality and taking the lead as the game reached its climax. But, again Jeff Cook gave his team every opportunity to snare victory with precision lead bowls, Bruce Blanch complemented this with placement and poise providing Tom Morrow the opportunity to dictate terms in the concluding stages of the contest.
The final score of 25 shots to 22 was a fair indication of the colossal contest and positioned Jeff Cook, Bruce Blanch and Tom Morrow as the club’s Major Triples champions for 2015.
The Mixed Fours Championship commences this weekend with the draw having been decided on Wednesday and displayed on the notice board. The nomination sheet for the Men’s Handicap Fours Championship is also on the notice board with nominations closing on Wednesday 28th October.
The club hosted a visit by the Queensland Rail Institute Social Bowls Club on the weekend with nearly seventy bowlers enjoying the conditions and camaraderie. Thank you to all the members who participated and to those who assisted in the conduct of another successful visit. The Park Beach Pirates will venture north on Sunday for their yearly pilgrimage followed by the Gold Coast Masonic Bowls Club on Friday 23rd October. Participation sheets for both visits are on the notice board.
Social bowls continues with pairs played on Wednesday and triples on Friday. All games commence at 1pm and names need to be on the respective nomination sheets by 11.30am on the day of play. All nominations are guaranteed a game and visitors are most welcomed. Results from last week were:
Winners: Mick ‘Irish’ Finn and Mark Scobie. Runners Up: Lance McCarthy and Ian Lambert. Consolation: Jim Stone, Ivan Bell and Don Grant.
Friday 9th October:
Winners: Ian Lambert, Mike Hansen and Ray Brown. Runners Up: Peter Dockery, Brian Newell and Wayne Curtis. Consolation: Graham Cole, Rus Mazoudier and Mick ‘Irish’ Finn.