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Junior Title secured on last day of Season.

posted Jun 17, 2017, 6:22 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 6:45 PM by Allan Moyle ]
On what was the last playing day of the Auckland Calendar and on the Club's own Closing Day, Balmoral secured another Auckland Junior title, with Scott Harrison & Artem Chesnokov's fine win in the Junior Pairs.  

Harrison & Chesnokov  were one of three Balmoral pairings to progress into post section play, an excellent effort from the Club Juniors. The vagaries of the draw saw the Balmoral pairing of Graham Farley  & Ian Hughes pair fall to the Harrison pairing in the first round of post section  and the other Balmoral pair of  Paul Jerrom & Les Williams fell to the David Ball skipped Mt Wellington pair at the same stage.
The Final played a couple weeks after the original weekend of play in the tournament, saw Scott Harrison & Artem Chesnokov  play Jay Dayal & Mike Whynn from Blockhouse Bay at Epsom Bowling Club. 

It was a mixed bag of a final with Balmoral first on the board with a massive end, taking 6 points. In the 5th end Blockhouse Bay came right back into it,  winning a 5 point end to tie up the score 7-7. The next few ends were a fine tussle for points. In the 9th end the game was all tied up again at 9-9. From here Balmoral found their rhythm and gathered momentum advancing their lead substantially, leaving Blockhouse Bay scrambling to stop Balmoral's run and to stay in the game. Unfortunately for Blockhouse Bay they couldn't do that or close the gap Balmoral had created and conceded in the 16th end with the score at 25-12.
A great win to cap off a fine season for Scott and Artem personally  and for the Club  which was able to celebrate later that same day, another Junior Centre title  to go with the two others secured this season.