The Tuross Head Grade 5 Pennant side has confirmed its position at the top of the table with another good win over Dalmeny in the last round of the competition. The team of Alan Skelton (subbing for Noel Downie), Alan McLeod, Peter Davies and Joel Hilliard preserved their unbeaten status with a strong 25 – 14 victory. They started well and were never headed.
John Monks’ team also had a good win based on a very good start. They led 12 – 3 after 7 ends and were able to close out the game 24 – 15 winners. John Fahey’s side had the opposite experience. They had a very slow start and were never able to recover. They lost 23 – 13.
Overall Tuross won by 62 shots to 52 shots collecting 9 points to 1. They completed the season 20 points clear of their rivals and now await to see who they will play in the zone play- offs.
The Grade 7 side also had a good win downing Malua Bay 64 shots to 56 shots. However, Malua Bay won 2 of the rinks meaning that Tuross won 8 points to 2. The win was based on a powerful performance by Brian Currie, Stuart Graham, Ben Hewison and Ronnie Richardson. They won 28 – 10. Ray Downey’s team had a very tight game but went down 20 – 19. Allan Etheredge’s team started well but struggled in the middle ends and lost 26 – 17.
Final positions in Grade 7 have not been determined as there is one more round to be played and some washed out matches. The results in these matches will determine the grade winner with Tuross, Malua Bay and Tomakin all with realistic chances.
In Club Championship news, matches in the Major Pairs have started. The finalists in the Major Singles, Noel Downie and John Monks, have joined forces in the pairs. They opened their campaign with a powerful performance against Col Fletcher and Alan McLeod. Downie and Monks were in great form against very gallant opponents. Fletcher and McLeod played plenty of good bowls but they had no answer to the quality play of Downie and Monks who won 35 – 13.