Final Day NZ Open Action

21 Nov 2014

The final day of play at The Trusts New Zealand Open sees the Aero Bowls Women's Triples final, followed by The Trusts Women's Singles final and then The Trusts Men's final.  Good luck to all players.

The Trusts Men's Singles Final

Rob Ashton (Johnsonville) vs Alvin Gardiner (Elmwood)

End 1: Rob Ashton with a 2 starting the first end 2 - 0

End 2: Gardiner replies with a 3 to take the score to 2 - 3

End 3: Another 2 shots up for Gardiner 2 - 5

End 4: Gardiner keeps up with the two's 2 - 7

End 5: Ashton coming back with a single 3 - 7

End 6: Another single for Ashton 4 - 7

End 7: A great end for Gardiner with four shots 4 - 11

End 8: Ashton not letting Gardiner get a shot in this end picking up a single 5 - 11

End 9:  Ashton gets another Single after a drive from Gardiner fails to hit its mark 6 - 11

End 10: Gardiner convincingly winning the end with a 3 taking the score to 6 -14 

End 11:  Another single to Gardiner extending his lead to 6 - 15

End 12:  Ashton strikes back with a single of his own 7 - 15.

End 13:  A 3 to Ashton with the help of a wayward drive from Gardiner 10 - 15

End 14: Another 3 to Ashton on an Umpires measure 13 - 15

End 15: Ashton taking a single to add to his score 14 - 15

End 16: It's all tied up!! 15 - 15 

End 17: Rob Aston is back in the lead 16 - 15

End 18: Gardiners drive missing its mark again giving Ashton another Single 17 -15

End 19: Ashton picks up another Single 18 - 15

End 20: Gardiner replies with a Single of his own 18 -16

End 21: A Single goes to Ashton this end 19 - 16

End 22:  Gardiner misses the chance for 2 shots but secures 1.  19 - 17

End 23:  A single gets Ashton 1 point away from winning 20 - 17

End 24: Another Single from Gardiner keeps the game going 20 - 18

End 25: A Single wins the game for Rob Ashton 21 - 18

The Trusts Women's Singles Final

Sue Bernand (Hamilton City) vs Marilyn McLeod (Tauranga South). First to 21shots. Play now underway after a delay.

End 1:  2 shots from Marilyn to start the first end  2 - 0

End 2: A measure goes Marilyn's way taking the score to 3 - 0

End 3:  Another single goes to Marilyn 4 - 0

End 4: A brace to Marilyn making the score 6 - 0

End 5:  Another single taking the score to 7 - 0

End 6: Marilyn is playing consistent bowls with another 2 shots 9 - 0

End 7: A great end for Marilyn giving her 4 shots 13 - 0

End 8: Sue is on the board with 2 shots 13 - 2

End 9: Marilyn extends her lead by another 3 shots 16 -2

End 10: Sue takes a risky shot and comes away with a three 16 - 5

End 11: Another measure going Marilyn's way 17 - 5

End 12: Sue gets another single 17 - 6

End 13: A great end for Sue Bernand giving her 3 shots 17 - 9

End 14: Marilyn takes another single 18 - 9

End 15: Marilyn McLeod finishes with a bang with 3 shots the final score 21 - 9. Taking away the title of The Trusts New Zealand Open Women's Singles Champion.

Aero Bowls Women's Triples Final

Denise Samuel, Lauren Mills, Margaret Gurney (Composite) vs Karen de Jongh, Bev Crowe, Diane Hazelton (Composite).  Playing 15 Ends.

End 1: Great start for the de Jongh trio picking up a 3 on the first end.

End 2: Samuel kicking off with a Single on the board 3 -1

End 3: An excellently played end gives Samuel another Single 3 - 2

End 4: de Jongh sneaks through with a Single 4 - 2 

End 5: A game of Singles another one going to de Jongh 5 - 2

End 6: de Jongh nudges through with another Single 6 - 2

End 7: A convincing 2 shots from the de Jongh team 8 - 2

End 8: de Jongh sneaking through with another Single 9 - 2

End Killed by Samuel 9 - 2

End 9: de Jongh picks up 3 shots - a drive from Samuel not hitting the mark 12 - 2

End 10:  de Jongh in a strong position taking another 2 shots 14 - 2

End 11: Great shots from Mills and Samuel stops de Jongh from gaining a bigger advantage.  14 - 3 

End 12:  An excellent forcing shot from Samuel gives the trio a 3 taking the score to 14 - 6

End 13: de Jongh takes the single with the decision made not to play her last bowl 15 - 6

End 14: Samuel strategically picks up the last shot but it's the team of Karen de Jongh, Bev Crowe, Diane Hazelton that take out the Aero Bowls Women's Triples Final at The Trusts New Zealand Open 15 - 7


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