Howick Rains on Carlton Cornwall's Parade

05 May 2014

Carlton Cornwall looked set to take both 1-5 Year Champion of Champion events this year with both players making it to the finals.

Rory Soden had continued his devastating style with another big win in the semifinals over Michael Smith of Avondale 21-4.
In the other Men's semifinal Pakuranga's John Almond had a tougher battle over Gerard Hulst of St Heliers who refused to lie down and kept fighting back! 

Down 17-4 and then 20-10  the final score in their game was 21-14.

Starting the final on an even keel both John Almond and Rory Soden had some very good bowls to claim shots. In the middle of the game Almond placed bowls close which Soden fired at and on many occasions removed to reach the 12end with an 11-11 scoreline.

After that it was all plain sailing for Soden as he cruised away to score the next seven straight ends and take the game 21-11.

In the women's semifinals Carlton Cornwall's Sonya Bamber took on old clubmate Maroiroi Pereeti from Bridge Park.

Pereeti started slowly and while she played good bowls, Bamber manager to always get a single shot in amongst Pereeti's bowls. With the score at 11-4 down it looked as if it would be a short game to Bamber.

However  Pereeti won the 10th end and shortened the jack and proceeded to win the next four ends as well to being the score to 14-11 in her favour.

Bamber won the 14th end and again lengthened the end and won the remaining ends and the game  21-14.

The second semi final was played between Ling Qu of Glendowie and Joylene Young of Howick Women's.

Again at 18-7 after 14 ends the game looked all but lost for Qu but back she came and scored on six of the next seven ends to rally back to bring the score back to 20-18. Young was held on 20 for five ends before she managed to claim the one elusive shot to give her the game.

The final was a very close game for twenty two ends and the score at that stage was 17-17.

Having learned form her previous game, Young then claimed ascendency to score the next three ends to close out the game at 21-17.

Congratulations to both players on their win.

Thanks to Epsom Bowling Club, Kohimarama Bowling Club, the covenor, umpires and markers for their efforts over the weekend

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