Reverse psychology wins
REVERSE psychology secured a one-point lead for the Gayndah men’s triples bowls champions on Saturday.
After-Warick Bellert’s team secured a 9–6 lead, team member Ashley Harris said getting closer to the opposition hinged on reverse psychology.
“I want to say that we’re losing, so we’ve got to keep winning,” Harris said.
“You’ve got to put it the other way round, otherwise you get too complacent and you lose concentration.”
The other essential was to talk to teammates, Harris said.
“It’s all in communication mainly – you’ve got to keep talking to them.
“Otherwise, you don’t and your team just falls apart.”
Opposition skip Peter Bennett talked through the match to his teammates Neville McCosker and Noel ‘Brody’ Kirk.
“We’ll get better as the day goes on,” Bennett said.
“We’re slow starters and fast finishers.
“The way the head’s set up now, we’ve just got to try to draw one closer.
“Where they have a lot closer bowls, you could play into the head and hope to move the kitty, or sit one of their bowls for shot.”
Bennett’s strategy worked with his team picking up pace to finish with 19, just one point behind.
FOCUS: Winning skip Warick Bellert launches a bowl during the Gayndah men's triples championships.