Michael Challice is the new Minor Singles Champion at Tuross Head Men’s bowling Club. The event was finally completed after being delayed by the very wet weather. In the final Challice played new member Rob Payne in what proved to be an excellent match.
The game was one of changing momentum throughout. Payne had the best of the early ends and was ahead 8 – 4 after six ends. Challice then had a period of dominance where he gradually gained the ascendancy. By the 14th end he had built a 15 – 10 lead. It was then Payne’s turn to have the better of play. In a very closely fought period of the game he won 7 of the next 8 ends so that he was in the front on the scoreboard by 21 – 16 after 22 ends.
At this stage Challice made his move. He showed his experience when it mattered. He closed the game out by winning the next 6 ends to take the game and Championship 25 – 21.
It was a very worthy championship final with both players in good touch. It is a great reward for Challice, himself a relative newcomer to the sport. His commitment to practice and strong competitive spirit are an example to all players. Payne is one of several new members to the Club who has shown he has a great future in the sport. Well done to both players.
Meanwhile the weather has played havoc with the Men’s Pennant. The Tuross team has had one game completing washed out, another started but not completed and another washed out but after the minimum 54 ends were completed. The Competition proper has been completed with Tuross going down to Malua Bay 3 in the last round. It wasn’t the most successful of seasons with Tuross not in contention for the Zone Finals. However, there is the likelihood that the unfinished match against Moruya 2 will need to be played to determine which Clubs progress to the various Zone Finals.