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Handicap Pairs conclude

posted Sep 11, 2016, 2:49 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 2:50 PM ]
This years Handicap Pairs event saw the new championship pairing of Glen MacDonald & Rex Bell go all the way unbeaten, but not without some needed grit and determination on Finals Day. 

The semi finals saw  Ken Emirali & Terry Barrett playing last years runners up Chris Watkins & Mark Waugh who ran out dominating winners 25 - 3 over the Barrett pairing. 
The second semi final  between Allan Moyle & Odie Walter and Glen Mac Donald & Rex Bell saw the Bell pairing over turn the handicap points differential early and build a good lead. The Walter pairing however pegged it back to level the match up in the final end.  The extra end end saw the Bell pair take it by two points.

The final saw the Waugh pair build on their handicap points to hold a 17-8 lead by the ninth end.  The Bell pair started to come back and in a momentum changing 13th end scored 5 points to lead 18-17  with 3 ends to play. A further 4  points on the 15th had the Bell pair in control for the final end but not without some late drama as the Waugh pair tried hard but fell short from forcing an extra end, scoring only 3 points.   

2016-17 Handicap Pairs Champions Rex Bell & Glen MacDonald