The Northland Age
Cooper’s top triples decided
The Coopers Beach Bowling Club’s Men’s and Women’s club championship triples commenced play on Saturday October 29 with eight teams in the men’s section, and seven in the women’s playing a two-life system of two bowls, 18 ends or one hour 45 minutes with no time for the final / possible final.
At the conclusion of play on the Saturday, after four games, there were three teams left in the men’s section, all on one life, and three in the women’s, one two lifer and two one lifers.
Garry Pelling, Ken Smith and Jim Naylor received the bye going into the next round, while Barrie Kinnear, Ian Daniels and Allen Larkan played Ross Hulme, Geoff Laird and Dennis Breckon in the men’s section.
In the women’s section the only two-lifer was Pam Naylor, Shirley Marr and Pam Roughton to play one-lifer Hanna Rio Da Silva, Julia Webber and Lynella
Upton-Moorby, while Val Hall, Barbara Scahill and Lyn Larkan.
Play got under way on the Sunday, but unfortunately the weather was against us and with one hour 19 minutes remaining
the rain settled in and the green was closed.
All teams agreed to complete that game and finish the competition on the Thursday.
Although there was a bit of rain again, it was not enough to close the green this time.
Ross’s team won comfortably over Barrie to set up the final between Ross and Garry. Once again Ross, Geoff and Dennis proved too strong a combination and came out on top to claim the title.
Hanna (a 6-year bowler) and her two 2-year bowlers took a life off Pam 16-12, for Hanna to play Val while Pam had a bye into the final. Hanna progressed to the final after a close game 11-9 against Val.
The final was another good close game, with Pam taking out the title 17-13.
Congratulation to the winners who will go forward to represent the club in the Bowls Far North Champion of Champions later in the season, and to all who entered, especially all the newer bowlers who competed.
Many thanks to Trevor, Allen and Lyn for preparing the green, match committee and all who assisted and supported and the players for their patience in trying to get the event completed.