Tatura repeated its qualifying win over Kyabram in the recently held Division 6 Grand Final played at Mooroopna Bowls Club, winning the match by 10 shots, 59 to 49.
Skipper Nick Tziros, Josh LeSueur, George Tully and Seth Tziros played against Jan McFadyen and established an early lead.
Although they were briefly headed at the halfway mark 15 to 17, they re-established their dominance and got home by 12 shots, 36 to 24.
Tatura’s other rink of skipper Peter Cohen, Steve Barnard, Doug Clapp and Ken Tee played Judy Wright’s rink and were well in control on the 13th end and up by seven shots, 19 to 12.
Whether they thought the game was already won, or Kyabram showed a huge improvement, Tatura was well beaten in the remaining 12 ends and only managed to score four shots to 13 to lose by two shots, 23 to 25.
In that battle between Cohen and Wright, Tatura’s supporters commented that Peter Cohen played a dominant role in regularly saving numerous shots in the concluding ends.
On many occasions, particularly in the decisive last four ends, Cohen’s rink was down significant numbers and Cohen would either draw shot or cut the deficit significantly.
Even fellow skipper Nick Tziros, who was nervously watching the adjoining rink, stated that Cohen actually saved the day. Well done, Peter.
As it is a team effort with one rink up and one down, the Tatura Division 6 won overall and all members can enjoy their prem- iership medallions that were presented following the match’s conclusion.
Club events recently completed saw young gun and classy bowler Josh LeSueur, 16, defeat Nick Tziros in the 21 Up club championship.
In the B-grade championship final, Rod Kirby succumbed to Steve ‘‘Bandit’’ Baldwin who has made a habit in his first year at Tatura in cleaning up club events after also winning the 100 Up as well as partnering with Paul Hussey in winning the club pairs.