Finals Day at Ballymena Bowling Club

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finals Day at Ballymena Bowling Club thumbnailBallymena Bowling Club Presidents Graham and Megan Wilson are seen with the mens prize winners from the clubs finals day. GB3874D.P48

THE curtain came down on the outdoor season for another year when the finals of the club competitions took place last Saturday.
It was an early start for eight of the finalists with play commencing at 9.30am
Invitation Pairs
THE final of the Invitation Pairs final between Neal Garrett/ Roy Torrington and Jimmy Gage and Andrew Morrison turned out to be a very close game.
The scores were tied at 4-4 after 4 ends, 7-7 after 10 ends, 11-11 after 15 ends however a count of 4 shots to Gage/Morrison pairing on the 18th end proved to be the turning point of the game as they ran out winners by 18 shots to 16.
Junior Singles
THE final of the Junior Singles took place between John Armstrong and David Elliott.
Both of the players picked up 4 shots over the opening 4 ends however Elliott took control of the game from then on.
Six ends later Elliott lead by 10 shots to 6 and 11 unanswered shots over the next 7 ends game him victory by 21 shots to 6.
Ladies Holden Cup
THE first of the ladies finals saw Grace Henry in action against Megan Wilson.
Wilson got off to a tremendous start when she won the first 8 ends to lead by 14 shots to 0.
Henry fought back and 11 ends later she had reduced the deficit to just 3 shots with the score board reading 16-13 however she was unable to maintain this run of form and 5 shots over the next 4 ends gave Wilson victory by 21 shots to 13.
Ladies Johnson Cup
THE final of the Johnson Cup (2 Bowl) took place between Barbara Cameron and Megan Wilson.
Cameron made the better start and after 9 ends she lead by 10 shots to 2.
Wilson hit back and 7 ends later the margin was down to just 3 shots but 2 shots on
the 18th end and a single on the 19th end gave Cameron victory by 16 shots to 10.
Senior Citizens Singles
Roy Kernohan and Geoff Padgett faced each other in the final of the Senior Citizens
Singles. Kernohan started well and with 3 ends played he lead by 4 shots to 0.
The complexion of the game changed over the next 10 ends when Padgett outscored Kernohan by 13 shots to 3 to lead by 6 shots and 6 shots was still the margin after 20 ends with the score board reading 17-11.
Three ends later Padgett lead 18-14 and the game concluded on the next end when he picked up 3 shots to claim victory by 21 shots to 14.
*Full story and pictures in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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