We congratulate Rose Farrington who defeated Carol Williams  in the finals of the Tuross Head Country Club Major Singles on Thursday. Accolades to Carol who is 2023/24  Major Singles runner-up.

2023/24 Major Singles Champion Rose Farrington and Runner Up Carol Williams

Rose was  “on fire” as she played a very focussed and steady game, “drawing” well and  always having bowls in the head.  After picking up several early multiple scores, by the 7th end  Rose was leading Carol by 11 to 2.  This early lead made it  difficult for Carol to  perform   “her normal magic” and turn  this  game around so  the game was over in 20 ends.  Rose’s determination and  experience  to vary  the  “Jack” length  according to the conditions, was  very evident and a major factor in her victory today.

Neither lady had an easy road  to the finals as they played against strong Singles players in the preceding games.  In the second round Rose had an exciting game against Marg Downey  winning 25- 18 and in the third round last Tuesday, she won against Sue Fahey. In the first round  Carol was victorious  against Di Challice in a very close game 25-24.  In the second round she beat Lorraine Wake 25-12 and last Tuesday was very skilled in toppling our Champion Singles player Denise Lidbury  in a very close  and thrilling game 25-21.

Both  Rose and Carol are  such worthy finalists and are a great example to the up and coming players in Tuross Club as they demonstrate such an enjoyment of the game, true sportsmanship and encouragement of others.  All players love playing with and against Carol and Rose.

It was encouraging to see so many supporters and friends who came along to watch the game. We thank Doreen Monks for umpiring both Tuesday and Thursday games this week, Di Newell, Acting President to mark today’s  game and Di Challice  as Chair of Match to be the Controlling Body.

As always, we congratulate  our greenkeepers, Tim Watson and crew who prepared a beautiful green. Spectators also  enjoyed a few sprinkles from the hoses which were  being used on  green one, preparing it to come back  into use in the  near future.

We wish all ladies success in their future games. Several of them are participating in a District fours games next week at Malua Bay.