Season ends with pennant defeats

March 01, 2018

Greg Speirs is the new president at Heathcote Bowling Club

PENNANT bowls season finished this week for both of Heathcote Bowling Club’s teams.

Division three ended its campaign just outside the top four while division six collected the wooden spoon and may face relegation.

Division three:

Division three travelled to Golden Square needing to win in order to make the finals, but sadly it wasn’t to be, with Heathcote going down by 11 shots in a close game.

Heathcote 93 lost to Golden Square 104

Brian Taylor 20 lost to G. Crowe 23

Greg Speirs 26 lost to J. Frost 32

John McGillivray 20 lost to B. Carlson 25

Bill Gardiner 27 defeated P. Bush 24

Brian Taylor’s team made an even start but then struggled to trail by six shots after 16 ends. Despite winning the last four ends Brian’s team went down by three shots.

Greg Speirs’ team scored four shots on the first end but by the 15th end trailed by 13 shots. Greg’s team lifted, losing only two more ends to go down by just six shots.

John McGillivray’s team lost the first two ends but fought back to level the scores on the 12th end. The scores remained close but John’s team went down on the last two ends and was defeated by two shots.

Bill Gardiner’s team lost the first two ends but by the 13th end scores were level. Bill’s team kept up the good form winning the last two ends to record a three-shot win.

Division six:

Division six played White Hills at Heathcote and lost by 10 shots, consequently finishing on the bottom of the ladder and may face relegation next season.

Division 6 — Heathcote 81 lost to White Hills 91

Basil Kapoulitsa 14 lost to I. Cooney 24

Chris Cail 24 defeated R. Matthews 22

Eileen O’Brien 22 drew with I. McCurry 22

Denise Anderson 21 lost to C. Jansen 23

Basil Kapoulitsa’s team made an even start with only a shot the difference after 14 ends. Unfortunately, Basil’s team then struggled winning only two more ends to lose by 10 shots.

Chris Cail’s team made a good start to lead by 11 shots after nine ends. Despite losing the next four ends Chris’ team held on to record a two-shot win.

Eileen O’Brien’s team started well and led by six shots by the 13th end. The opposition then rallied and Eileen’s team were only able to win six more ends, and went down in the last to finish with a drawn game.

Denise Anderson’s team won the first two ends but by the 15th end trailed by seven shots. Denise’s team fought back, winning the last four ends to lose by only two shots.

Social Bowls:

On Wednesday in warm and sultry conditions, 15 bowlers played three games of pairs and triples. Only one team was able to win all three games, and that team consisted of Peter Cunningham (s) and Kelvin Hamilton (three wins, 42 points, eight shots). Runners-up were Greg Speirs (s), Smokey Dawson and Elis Knight (two wins, 32 points, two shots). The jackpot was not won and will be $200 today.

Coming Events:

Today: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.

Saturday March 3: Mixed social bowls at 1pm.

Sunday March 4: IGA sponsored Invitation Fours at 10am.

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