The Border Watch : January 22nd 2014
32 BOWLS VITARA URBAN2WD $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Edlington RSL singles champ MOUNT Gambier RSL and District Bowling Club 2013/14 men's singles champion has been contested, with Ron Edlington running out the winner. Exactly 20 years ago, Edlington was runner-up to Ralph Stafford, beaten then by just one shot. Ironically, he had a remarkable escape from defeat at the hands of Stafford in the semi-final this year. After leading for the entire game, Stafford required just one shot to win. But Edlington turned the tables on Stafford, scoring two shots on each of the last four ends to claim the victory, 26/24 and advance to the final. Michael Fox defeated his semifinal opponent, Graeme Ellis 25/13 to book a place against Edlington. But Edlington did not let this opportunity slip by, claiming his first singles title by comfortably defeating the lesser experienced Fox, 25/15. Edlington will now be looking to repeat his impressive form after qualifying for the veterans singles final against Bob Milligan. On the same day Jenny Bowering took out the women's B grade singles, defeating Jane Crowder to claim the title. In the semi-finals, Bowering defeated Di Adams while Crowder defeated Nancye Wilson to advance to the final. CHAMPIONS: Winners of championship pairs, Keith Dowdell and Adam Wilson. Dowdell, Wilson pairs winners THIRTY bowlers flocked to the Port MacDonnell Bowling Club to enjoy the warm conditions for the Night Owls competition last week. Two games were played, with the winners after a count up on the cards being the Adam Wilson team consisting of mother and daughter, Sharon and Megan Perryman on 51 points, with second place going to Sandy Stark, James Stark and Pauline Patterson. Additional teams are still welcome to play consisting of teams of three players with no experience necessary. Flat shoes are a must and bowls available for use. Inquiries can be made by phoning the club on 8738-2023, Val on 0439102-219 or Jennie on 0418-836-877. The open gender pennant and social bowls were called off due to the heat last Wednesday. Men’s championship pairs MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Singles runner-up Michael Fox, left and winner Ron Edlington. A GOOD field of 16 teams played in the men’s championship pairs on Saturday. To get to the grand final, Keith Dowdell and Adam Wilson defeated the teams of Kim Bigham and Kevin Henderson, John and Peter Reppin, and John Broadbent and Chris Richards. Wally Tarca and Peter Bruhn took out Kevin Norman and Kel Butler, Don Doddridge and Eddie Otter, and Don Forbes and Ken Williamson. Scores were level at four all after the third end, but on the fourth end Dowdell and Wilson scored a five to be 9-4 up. Bruhn and Tarca were able to keep in touch until a seven scored against them on the ninth end took the score to 21-7. But not downcast, the Bruhn pair scored a six on the next end to keep within reach, however the steadier draw bowling of the Wilson team saw them home 28-14. Although score wise it appeared one-sided, there were many excellent bowls from both sides, with the warmer conditions in the afternoon having some effect on the match. Saturday social bowls WITH the milder conditions on Saturday, 15 bowlers took to the greens for social bowls, with the winners being Danny Gaut and Lorraine Mackereth. Coming events Wednesday: Women’s championship triples 9am, social bowls sponsored by Margaret Stark. Friday: Women’s pennant. Saturday: Men’s championship A grade singles 9am, social bowls 1pm. Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY 635962 MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 CHAMPIONSHIP: Women’s B grade singles winner Jenny Bowering, left, and runner-up Jane Crowder. 32 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 RUNNERS-UP: Wally Tarca and Peter Bruhn finished runners-up in the men’s pairs championship.
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