Club Singles Finals

Ladies Finalists Paula Pumpa and Pam Colley


Winner Pam Colley  Runner Up Paula Pumpa

Paula Pumpa won the toss against Pam Colley & elected to play first. After 3 ends the score was 4/3 in Paula’s favour.
After 7 ends it was 8/4 still in Paula’s end 8 Pam started to fight back & won 8 of the next 9 ends to lead 19/12.
On end 17 the momentum changed again & Paula started to exert her influence picking up 6 shots to 1 over the next 3 ends.The score was then 20/18 in Pam’s favour.Pam increased her lead to 22/18 before Paula hit back to level the scores at 22each, then 23 each, & finally 24 each following many excellent shots from both players.
On end 27 the game was to be decided
Paula led & played a beautiful shot jack high & within 6 inches to the right of the jack. Not to be outdone Pam came  in & rested inside Paula’s bowl to hold shot. Both players then tried to better the position but their first 2 shots remained in place & as a result Pam was the winner of an epic battle 25/24.
Our congratulations go to both players for a wonderful exhibition of controlled bowling.
Paula was a previous winner of this event but this was Pam’s first win after finishing runner up in the past.

Winner David Pumpa, Runner Up Ian Muir

This final was played between David Pumpa & Ian Muir( Both previous winners ).
David had recently beaten multiple winner Chad Muir 25/24 in a semi final match which many members believe was one of the best games ever played at our club.
Ian won the toss & after 5 ends the score was 4/3 in David’s favour. In the first 15 ends David continued to hold the upper hand & at this juncture led 15/8 . This advantage continued for another 2 ends before like the Ladies Final a momentum swing occurred & Ian then won 8 of the next 9 ends & by end 25 was leading 23/20 & David looked to be in real trouble.
Not to be outdone David then won 3 singles in the next 3 ends & scores were then locked at 23 each.
On end 30 the deadlock was to be broken.
When David was holding 2 shots near the jack Ian tried an upshot with his last bowl but missed the mark which led to David winning 25/23.
Congratulations were then made by our President John Trewin to the 2 winners Pam & David & commiserations to the 2 Runners Up Paula & Ian .together with. a vote of gratitude for being able to witness 2 games of high quality played with the typical M.B.C Grace & sportsmanship
John then presented the prizes to the 4 contestants & club members then gave a vote of thanks to the 2 game markers Heather Hayes & President John Trewin.

Neil Hayes.


2022 Runners Up