Extra End Decides Bowls Pairs Championship


In a nail biter of a final, Wyong’s Stephen Elliott and Mark Wheatley got up on an extra end to defeat Ettalong’s Glen Daley and Nathan Malloy in the final of the Bowls Central Coast Pairs championship played at Wyong BC on Sunday 4th March.

The Wyong pair trailed 11-17 after 16 ends but finished strongly to square the score at 19 all to force an extra end decider.

An appreciative home spectator crowd were on the edge of their seats as Stephen and Mark gained the upper hand to win their first Zone Pairs Championship.

They will now contest the Bowls NSW State Championships to be played at Ettalong BC later in the year.

In other championship games, The Entrances Neil Williams and Richard Thornton captured the Seniors Pairs title by just one shot in a tense clash defeating Avoca Beach’s Keith Ferrier and Kevin Bowcock.

Ourimbah RSL’s Tony Aldrich and Steve Balsdon proved too strong for Ettalong’s Gary Eggleton and Mark Harrison in the President’s Reserve Pairs with a convincing 27-12 win.

Kevin Dring

BCC Publicity Officer

The 2018 Bowls Central Coast Pairs Champions Stephen Elliott and Mark Wheatley hold their bowl high in triumph

Open Pairs Finalists L/R Stephen Elliott, Mark Wheatley Wyong, Nathan Malloy, Glen Daley, Ettalong

Senior Pairs Champions The Entrances  Neil Williams and Richard Thornton 

Senior Pairs Finalists (L/R) Neil Williams, Richard Thornton The Entrance, Kevin Bowcock, Keith Ferrier, Avoca Beach

President Reserve Pairs Champions Tony Aldrich, Steve Balsdon Ourimbah RSL

President Reserve Finalists (L/R) Tony Aldrich, Steve Balsdon Ourimbah RSL, Mark Harrison, Gary Eggleton Ettalong