Hali Takes Out Triples in Final of Two Halves
The Halekulani team of Mitch McDonnell and Pat Reynolds skipped by Michael Stead were in total control of the Bowls Central Coast Triples Final leading 17-7 after 13 ends of the 25 end final played at Ettalong on Saturday 17th February.
But the Terrigal team of Jeff Watson, Sam Chapman and James Cook rallied to win the next six ends to get within one shot at 16-17 and it was “Game on!”
To Hali’s credit they regrouped and skipped away to a seemingly match winning lead of 23-16 with just two ends remaining but Terrigal scored a two and three to narrow the final margin to 23-21 in favour of Halekulani.
It was a top quality final marred by difficult and tricky wind conditions that had the players constantly searching for their line.
The final of the Presidents Reserve Triples, for those pennant players Grade 5 and below, was played on an adjacent green with the Umina Beach team of John Hall, Dave Derrick and Lee Cribbs running out winners over Mingara’s Barry Pike, Tom Townsend and Bruce Smith.
Kevin Dring BCC Publicity Officer
Triple’s Champions 2018: Halekulani’s Mitch McDonnell, Pat Reynolds, Michael Stead
Triples Runners-up: - Terrigals Jeff Watson, James Cook, Sam Chapman
Presidents Reserve Triples Champions 2018: - Umina’s John Hall, Dave Derrick, Lee Cribbs
Presidents Reserve Triples Runners-Up: - Mingara’s Barry Pike, Tom Townsend, Bruce Smith