Trotter and Lewis emerge victorious in mixed pairs
Geraldton Bowling Club’s Mid West Traffic Controllers-sponsored mixed pairs event last weekend attracted good numbers, with the mixed event on Saturday equalling the best nominations after five weeks of competition.
On completion of the two-match event, it was the combination of Kim Trotter and John Lewis that won the day — the only side to record two victories during the afternoon. Second place, with one win and a draw, was Stan Barbour and Kaye Thompson, who came from the clouds to secure the top-two finish.
Jill Adam and Rod Marsh led the event at the halfway stage but after suffering defeat at the hands of Ian Thomas and Vi Farrell in the second encounter had to be content with a third place in the ever-growing event.
Sunday’s Mid West Traffic Controllers men’s scroungers resulted in victory to Joe Criddle by a solitary shot from Brad King, with Stan Barbour a close third.
The highest score for the day was Mike Ford with a sensational 50 points, ahead of Criddle on 46, with aggregate leader King recording 42.
Finalists for the day were Criddle, King and Barbour with Ian Criddle, Mike Ford and Kevin Robartson.
The maximum score of six on a single end was recorded on just two occasions, by Joe Criddle and Ford.
King leads the aggregate standings with an outstanding 212 after five rounds, with Ian Criddle second on 174.
Ian Criddle is followed by 2016 winner Mike Ford with 169, with Merv Grigsby and Joe Criddle on 154, and Kim Trotter on 146.
Round 6 of the Mid West Traffic Controllers mixed pairs and scroungers events at the Geraldton Bowling Club will run next weekend, with visitors and members alike encouraged to contact the club and be part of a popular two days of bowls.