Pennant Flags Decided
The men from Queanbeyan RSL Memorial Bowls Club have taken home the coveted Bowls ACT grade 1 pennant flag after defeating previously undefeated minor premiers Weston Creek on their home ground. It was a repeat of last year’s result despite QRSLM having lost a numbers of players over the off-season. Although the Creek took two rinks from QRSLM, a huge win to Wade Turner’s rink was enough to give the Diggers the overall points for the win. The match, played in superb conditions, was watched by a vocal crowd who clearly enjoyed the nail biting finish, even if it was under lights!. Final score WC 54 (2) QRSLM 61 (1). In the women’s grade 1, Weston Creek knocked off minor premiers Queanbeyan in a very close match. Each side took one rink but the Creek managed to hold onto a 2 shot lead to win. Final score WC 38 (1) Qbn 35 (1).
In grade 2, minor premiers Weston Creek were too strong for Canberra North. Although they were never off the pace, Norths fell away towards the end to finish with one rink win but a loss overall 71-55. Bruce Waugh’s rink did the most damage scoring 31 of their side’s total points. In the women’s grade 2, QRSLM were not able to replicate the men’s success, going down to a strong team from Belconnen. Final score was Belconnen 47 (2) QRSLM 28 (0).
In grade 3, Weston Creek were again victorious, this time over Yass. Although Yass’s Beau Dunley and WCs Tugg Wilson drew their rink, it would be fair to say that Yass didnt bring their A game with them, going down by 31 shots.
Another flag went across the border, this time in grade 4 where Queanbeyan took the points from Yowani. In the end it was a 9 shot difference with Yowani taking one rink. The large contingency of Yowani supporters did their club proud, even if they didnt take home a flag! Final score 60-51.
In grade 5, QRSLM earned another flag when they defeated the luckless Yass in all rinks. Final score was 65 (3) – 40 (0).
Thanks to umpires Garry Gooman and Graeme Rickerts for their work all day, and to Weston Creek for hosting the event.
Stay tuned for more photos as I update them when time permits.