The final Championship event for 2020 has been completed with Noel Downie winning an epic final of the Consistency Singles against Stan Peck. The recent rain caused havoc with the scheduling of this event. In one rescheduled match Noel Downie proved too strong for John Monks winning their game 150 to 120. The two semi-finals were very similar in how they played out. Downie controlled his game with Ray Downey leading all the way to record a 151 – 119 victory. Stan Peck also controlled his clash with Chris Coddington winning 154 – 126.
The Final was a classic match. Peck started well but by the 11th end the scores were locked at 50 all. Peck then skipped away to open up a 90 – 70 advantage. The momentum then swung to Downie who clawed away at the lead and by the 22nd end the scores were again equal at 110 all. Downie then skipped away to a 140 – 130 lead with just 3 ends to play. On the next end Peck hit back with 10 points to once again tie the scores up at 140 all. Downie won the next end 6 – 4 to give him a slight advantage. The last end was extremely tight with Peck having a chance to grab a win with his last bowl. Unfortunately for him, his bowl was just wide of the mark. The players shared the points on the end – the 5 points enough to give Downie a 151 to 149 victory.
The final was a great game between two of the most consistent and skilful players of the singles format in the Club. Congratulations to both players.