Ryman Healthcare Women's Pairs Final
22 Feb 2017
Marilyn McLeod, Elaine McClintock (Composite) is up playing Anne Bateman, Carol Bennett (Onehunga & Districts) in the Ryman Healthcare Women's Pairs Final.This will be a great Final with all four players having a wealth of experience.
End 1: Bateman and Bennett are first up on the scoreboard winning the end 2-0
End 2: Both Bennett and McClintock play some great bowls - Bennett holds shot at the turn around. Bateman plays a great first shot which sits up next to the jack. McLeod takes a run at the jack but misses her 2nd shot nudges the oppositions bowl closer to the jack - down 1.McLeods 3rd shot hits the mark winning the end with a 2 bringing the score to 2-2.
End 3: The jack sits on the 2 metre mark. After a measure McLeod , McClintock take the end 4-2
End 4: McClintock plays 3 great bowls her 3rd sits up next to the jack. Bateman plays a great shot sitting up next to McClintocks and the jack but not quite holding shot. The win goes to McClintock 5-2
End 5: A challenging end - the win going to Bateman and Bennett after a measure 5-4
End 6: An excellent first bowl from Bennett and McClintock both bowls sitting within 4 inches of the jack, Bennett holding shot. McLeod goes for the drive but is too wide. The end goes to Bateman and Bennett 5-5
End 7: Another end goes to Bateman and Bennett 6-5
End 8: McLeod and McClintock have a great end winning with a 2 taking their score to 7-6
End 9: The game is all tied up again, that end going to Bateman and Bennett 7-7
End 10: McClintock plays a great first bowl sitting within 6 inches from the jack. Bennetts 3rd bowl trails the jack and holds the shot. Another drive from McLeod scatters the head and 2 great bowls from Bateman has them holding 3. A last drive from McLeod saves them from going down any more then a 2 bringing the score to 9-7
End 11: A tricky end for both teams, a measure goes to Bateman and Bennett 10-7
End 12: McClintock plays a great first bowl sitting up next to the jack. Another great shot for McClintock with her 3rd bowl holding 2. Bateman makes a weighted shot and it plays nicely sitting within 6 inches of the jack but not holding the shot. Another weighted shot from Bateman takes the shot away from McLeod and McClintock, Bateman and Bennett now holding 1. McLeods attempt to take the shot back fails 11-7
End 13: The jack sits on the 2 metre mark. This works in McLeods and McClintocks favour winning them the end with a 2; 11-9
End 14: McClintock holds the shot with her 3rd bowl. McLeods 3rd bowl is excellent, holding 2. It's up to Bateman to take the shot back. Her bowl doesnt have the weight to get to get there giving the win to McLeod and McClintock. The game all tied up again on 11-11
End 15: A great end for McLeod and McClintock winning themselves a 3 putting them into the lead 14-11
End 16: McClintock plays some excellent bowls and holds 2 at the turn around. McLeod and McClintock win the end with 2; 16-11
End 17: Another long end from McClintock and she follows it up with 2 great bowls, Bennett not managing to find the green to take the shot. McLeod and McClintock hold shot and 2 drives from Bateman misses their mark giving the win to McLeod and McClintock 17-11
End 18: McClintock plays 2 great first bowls on the last end of the game. Bennett drives and knocks the jack into the ditch with her bowl following so holding 1. Bateman and Bennett win the end with a 3 but the Ryman Healthcare Women's Pairs title for 2017 goes to Marylin McLeod and Elaine McClintock 17-14. Congratulations!