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2016-17 Handicap Singles Championship.

posted Mar 26, 2017, 2:18 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:24 PM ]
After what seems an age since the qualifying rounds the finals of this event got to be played on last Sunday. With a couple of late withdrawls and only two of the quarter finals needed to be played  meaning the semi-finalists  lined up as follows.
  • Odie Walter vs Roger Gardiner and 
  • Steve Kirwan vs Paul Griffiths

  • Both semi finals proved to be close  games  with the Walter/Gardiner semi -final needing an extra end to separate them, being tied 19 all at the 18 ends  after Odie just missed on collecting all 4 points needed to win the match in the last end.   The extra End was won by Roger.
    In the other semi final Steve quickly erased the 6 point handicap  but  Paul managed to match it with him  right to the end,  with Steve taking the win by 2 points with a two on the last end.

    In the final Steve  again quickly erased the 7 point handicap  and was not halted in his scoring march, leading by 20-8 after 9 ends  and the concession come from Roger after the  15th end when leading 26 -13.

    Great effort from all concerned and good to see some more of our Juniors again contesting  championship finals.
    2016-17 Handicap Singles finalists from L to R:  Roger Gardiner & Steve Kirwan