Champion of Champion Triples Winners
17 May 2015
The Champion of Champion Men’s Semi Finals saw four excellent teams go head to head!
Sean Hird, Nick Thompson, and Graham Grocott (Blockhouse Bay) were first on the board with a 1 but the team of Barclay Lee, Alan Oliver and Alan Spence (St Heliers) were not far behind winning the next end. In the 7th end St Heliers were ahead by 3 points but then Blockhouse Bay began their chase and managed to pass St Heliers in the 10th end 8-7. From here Blockhouse Bay charged ahead with St Heliers making a concerted effort to catch up and managed to almost even the score up in the 16th end with a 3 but Blockhouse Bay managed to keep the lead to the end 14-13.
It was another close game in the Semi-Final between Murray Dickson, Mark Adams and Robert Jacobs (Pakuranga) andGraham King, Steve Clifton and Michael Bradshaw (Onehunga & Districts).
Onehunga & Districts shot ahead and in the 4th end were 7-1 up. Pakuranga’s answer to this was to take the next 3 ends making the score 10-7 in the 7th end to Pakuranga. Onehunga & Districts never managed to regain the lead but were always strong enough to let Pakuranga know not to let their guard down. In the 18th end Onehunga & Districts gave Pakuranga a scare and evened up the score 18-18. It was anyone’s game at this point! Pakuranga managed to hang in and pull through winning the 20th end 20-19.
The Final was between the Pakuranga team of Murray Dickson, Mark Adams, Robert Jacobs and the team from Blockhouse Bay – Nick Thompson, Sean Hird, Graham Grocott. This was another close game with Blockhouse Bay starting the scoring but Blockhouse Bay took the next 3 ends convincingly 5-1. In the 5th end Pakuranga won a 4 evening up the score 5-5. From here Pakuranga held their lead to the end winning 18-14.
The Champion of Champion Women’s Triples Semi-Finals weren’t quite so close. Both the winning teams team’s proving too strong and both winning their games quite convincingly.
The first Semi – Final between Diane Harris, Joylene Young, Jo Stanton (Howick) and Barbara Lyon (Blockhouse Bay) was Howicks game from the start with Blockhouse Bay only managing to win 3 ends by the finish of the game bringing the final score to 30-5.
The second Semi-Final between Karen de Jongh, Bev Crowe, Judi Wong (Carlton Cornwall) and Clara Bowman (Mt Albert/Sandringham) was very similar to the first Semi – Final with Mt Albert/Sandringham only managing to take 5 ends. Carlton Cornwall dominated the game and came out on top 24-7.
In the Women’s Champion of Champion Triples Finals we had Diane Harris, Joylene Young and Jo Stanton (Howick) vs Karen de Jongh, Bev Crowe and Judi Wong (Carlton Cornwall). It was a closely fought battle between these two teams. But Carlton Cornwall was always just a step behind, Howick proving too strong and managed to out play and beat Carlton Cornwall. The final score was 19-12.