2013 Hong Kong Pairs Finals Day Report & Photos
The Semi-final and Finals of the above competition took place at Indalo Bowling Club on Sunday the 30th June on a glorious sunny day. The finalists who had completed seven games in three groups to reach this position were from Indalo and Almeria Bowling Clubs.
Group A, was won by Austin Chilly and Keith Turner, Group B, by Doreen Hall and Jamey Leggate, both from Indalo. Group C, by John Fitzgerald and Chris Ewer from Almeria. The best runner ups between all groups made up the final position to take part were husband and wife team, Allan and Mo DeBoer from Group C.
The first semi-final was between Doreen Hall & Janey Leggate against Allan and Mo DeBoer. Unfortunately for Doreen and Janey, the DeBoer’s were on fire and played their way to a very comfortable win.
The second Semi featured last year’s losing, finalists, Austin Crilly and Keith Turner, against the Almeria pair John Fitzgerald and Chris Ewer. This was an exciting game, nip and tuck for sixteen ends. On the seventeenth end John and Chris were holding five shots. Then Keith with his last wood fired and ended up with shot wood, resulting in them going two shots ahead. The Almeria pair was unable to score on the last end, putting Austin and Keith in the final.
The Final was eagerly awaited by the spectators and they weren’t disappointed. Both teams were giving no quarter and were level on the thirteenth end. Austin and Keith were just ahead on the fifteenth, when on the next end Mo and Allan scored four shots going ahead by three shots. On the 18th Austin was holding the 2 needed to draw for an extra end, but on her last bowl Mo killed the jack which was reset on the T where their shot wood was waiting, giving Mo and Allan a well-deserved Championship win.
After the final, Barry Woods standing in for Dave Jenkins, Chairman of the CALB committee, congratulated the winners and finalists for taking part in this year’s competition. He also thanked all players, John Dando for umpiring and for the administration staff for making this competition a success. A special thank you to Sue Mannall for her work ensuring the finals day went well and the spectators for giving their support. Barry then presented the winner’s trophy and prizes.
ALBC Vice Chairman & CALB Press Officer