Men's Over 60's Pairs S/F & Final

Vivian Baker, Monday, 9 October 2017

Over 60s Mens Pairs

The over 60s mens pairs semis and finals were held at Bareena on Sunday in ideal conditions for bowls. Both semis were of a high standard and decided by the narrowest of margins

In semifinal 1 Lance Kelly and Rod Day City of Geelong met Rick Nichol and Jeff Chandler from Clifton Springs. In a tight contest where all 4 bowlers played well there was never any margin in this game with Chandler and Nichol getting home by 1 shot 15/14

In Semifinal 2 Torquay’s Tim Jenkinson and  Rob Chambers were drawn against St Leonards David Rudge and Ron Pickett .Again no easy shots given away  and no side able to take control of the match. This match went right to the wire with the Rudge Combination just being able to be steady at the right times winning 13/12

The final between David Rudge/ Ron Pickett and Jeff Chandler/ Rick Nichol saw the team Rudge get away to real flyer.  David Rudge was in excellent touch and leading 8/1 when against the flow of the game Chandler and Nichol picked up a 7 to make it 8 all.  Rudge and Pickett regained their focus and got out to 13/9 lead when disaster struck again when Chandler and Nichol gained a well-constructed 5 to push them to the 14/13. Rudge and Pickett worked their way back to lead 17/15 playing the last end  again Rick and Jeff were able to pull something out again to get 2 shots and an extra end to be played.  In a great end of bowls with both teams having shot at various times Chandler and Nichol were able to grab the Golden shot to claim victory.

We wish Jeff Chandler and Rick Nichol from Clifton Springs all the best when they represent Geelong at Sebastopol on December 13th as the over 60s event goes Statewide .