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2016/17 Men's Triples Championship.

posted Mar 26, 2017, 1:21 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:26 PM ]
In a busy weekend  that saw three Club Championships decided,  first up was the Men's Triples.  The previous weekend  had seen the field  bought down to the four semi finalists who started proceedings early on Saturday.  
One semi final pitted the the unbeaten team from qualifying, Steve Kirwan, Paul Griffths & Graham Farley against a Rex Bell, Ross Hopewell  & Paul Jerrom combination.  Proof  that in bowls each day is different, saw  the  Bell combination  break out early and have a big  10-1 lead on the board before the Kirwan combination started to come back at them.  But with ends running out the Bell combination  held on for a good win. 

The second semi-final was between  Scott Harrison, Terry Barrett & Artem Chesnokov  and  John James, Odie Walter & Allan Moyle.  This semi final  was a very tight match  with the key break  the 3 points scored by the James combination in 12th end  to go out to a 4 point lead with 3 ends to play.  Final score 12-11.

The final saw the the Bell combination again take an early 5-1 lead, but the the James combination got into their work, taking 6 of the next 7 ends  to lead 12 -6  at the 12th end and run out eventual winners  15-9.

Great to see a  good mix  of both senior  and junior bowlers contesting hard  in the final stages for this event.

2016/17 Triples Champions L to R: Allan Moyle, John James & Odie Walter