Ryman Healthcare Women's Pairs Semi Finalists Found
23 Nov 2015
The semi final line up for the Ryman Healthcare Women's Pairs at The Trusts New Zealand has been confirmed following the completion of quarter final action this afternoon at Henderson Bowls.
In one semi final the Composite side of Linley O'Callaghan (Alexandra) and Bronwyn Stevens (Te Rangi) will take on Lauren Mills and Caroline Downs from Kensington. In the other semi final Karen de Jongh and Bev Crowe (Carlton Cornwall) will do battle against the composite side of Kristin Stampa (Hawera Park) and Tere Tuaiti (Onehunga).
In the quarterfinals O'Callaghan and Stevens took on Colleen Sexton and Connie Matthieson (Birkenhead). In a close match the final score was 17 - 13. O'Callaghan and Stevens maintained a comfortable lead throughout before a comeback in the 13th and 14th ends saw Sexton close to just three shots behind playing the final end.
Mills was up against the Browns Bay combination of Elaine McClintock and Kerin Roberts. It was the McClintock skipped team that got off to the better start leading 7 - 1 after 5 ends. But with scores on five consecutive ends the Kensington duo reversed their fortunes to lead 12 - 7. The players then traded shots with the scores locked at 14 all after the regulation 15 ends. With her final bowl on the extra end Mills was able to secure the required shot and McClintock was unable to respond with the final bowl of the match.
Karen de Jongh and Bev Crowe played regular opponents Jane Fenton and Jenny Tough (Glen Eden) with the score at 9 - 7 after nine of the 15 ends. A pair of doubles on the 10th and 11th ends saw the lead stretch to 13 - 7. They then dropped a four on the following end to bring the Glen Eden pair back into the match. This was as close as they would get with the final score of 16 - 12 to the experienced Carlton Cornwall duo.
Joanne Ikiua and Joy Hall found the going tough against Stampa and Tuaiti trailing early but got back into the match at 9 - 11 after 12 ends. The composite side of Stampa and Tuaiti then regained the initiative to run out 15 - 9 victors.
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