DURING the last week of the indoor bowling season the remaining finals at Tweedbank started with the senior pairs.
Dan Higgs and Mike Dillon faced Jack Jefferson and David Weir. In the first two ends, Jefferson and Weir gained three shots but did not score again until the tenth end.
In this period Higgs and Dillon amassed nine shots to lead by six shots overall. After eleven ends the difference remained six but nine shots in two ends changed everything. Jefferson and Weir now led with three ends left to play and held on to win by 16 shots to 13.
In the senior fours, Danny McLean, Tom Thorburn, Clark Chalmers and Rob Fulton met Dan Higgs, Willie Bell, Tommy Mann Snr and Ian Jackson. The match started well for Jackson’s team who led by six shots to two after five ends. Their opponents fought back to be just one shot adrift but four singles restored a five-shot cushion.
With just four ends to play the next was crucial for both teams and Fulton’s came away with a count of four. They followed this with a count of three to go ahead for the first time since the second end and went on to win both remaining ends for a 16-11 victory.
The last of the finals was the ladies triples in which Margaret Aitken, Bet Ritchie and Sue Davis met Rita Jefferson, Netta Porter and Ella Brydon. The Davis triple were six shots to two up after three ends but at five ends the gap was a single. They then took seven singles in a row to lead by eight shots with six ends left to play.
In a close match throughout the gap proved to be just enough and it was a 16-12 win for Davis and her team completing a hat trick. Davis also skipped the winning team in the pairs and fours categories, assisted by Bet Ritchie.
The season finished with a bowls match and buffet followed by the presentation of prizes.
Thanks are due to Rita Jefferson for organising the evening and to Louise in the kitchen for providing an excellent buffet.
The club should reopen fully in September and will remain open on Thursdays 10am-1pm for the disabled and the shop.