THE second semi-final of the Bega Bowling and Sporting Club’s Triples Championship was played on Wednesday afternoon.
Unfortunately the six bowlers had to contend with difficult windy conditions.
Howard Blacker, Mick Gillan and Brian Richards were drawn to play Ross Elliott, Eric Ellis and Jim Barber.
Howard’s team had enjoyed an easy first round victory while Ross, Eric and Jim picked up four shots on the last end of their first round encounter to advance to the second round.
Wednesday’s semi-final had them in need of five shots on the last end to level the game and give themselves a chance of obtaining a position in the Final.
Eric Ellis kept his team’s hopes alive when he played onto the jack with his second bowl to hold three shots.
His team still held the three shots when Ross and Howard went to the mat to play their last three bowls.
It was to be another exciting finish to a championship game.
Early in the game it was difficult to imagine a close finish at the conclusion of twenty-one ends.
Howard’s team had an unbelievable start to the game.
They picked up ten shots on the first two ends. Six on the first and four on the second and after another ten ends their lead had increased by an additional five shots.
It was twenty-three shots to eight in their favour and only nine ends remained to be played.
Six shots on the thirteenth end to Ross, saw Eric and Jim reduced the deficit to nine shots and quickly restored the confidence of the underdogs.
They then won five of the next seven ends giving themselves an outside chance of achieving an upset victory.
Unfortunately it was not to be a fairy tale ending to the game as Howard managed to hold Ross to just two shots on the last end and his team won the game 26 shots to 23.
They will now play Craig Hall, David Jauncey and Adam Moon in the Final.
Howard proved it was his lucky day when he drew his card as the winner of the chooks.
Ten bowlers braved the windy conditions to play social bowls.
Frank Dorris and Bob McNaught proved too strong for Mick Earnshaw and Peter Turner in a game of Pairs winning 24 shots to 15.
David Jauncey, Bruce Whyman and Derek Hepponstall combined well to defeat Gerry Harvey, Pat Kilkelly and Roger Rixon in a game of Triples 21 shots to 19.
It was another good roll up on Sunday morning when another Joe’s Special was organised.
Howard Blacker, Rick Gottaas and Jeannette Snowden were the winners of the meat trays.
This Saturday and Sunday will be two big days of bowls at the Bowlo.
Thanks to our major sponsor Bega Valley Motors and the support of Squizzies Tyres we have attracted a capacity number of teams for our Spring Carnival.
A big welcome also to South Coast Bowls – a Moruya based business who will be at the Club on Sunday afternoon displaying a large range of bowls and accessories.
Bowlers are also reminded that our popular Business House Bowls will commence on Friday evening, October 10.
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