Far North RSA Bowling Club J8 Singles
The club held the Women & Men’s J8 (8 years and less playing bowls) Championship Singles. Although the entry was low again the calibre of the bowls was very high indeed.
Women: The format for the day was the 1st to 21 shots or 1hr 45min no time limit for the final. The 1st round went to Joanne Millich v Helen Dephoff 22-17 and Evelyn Bradley had a bye. Round 2 Bradley eliminated Dephoff and Millich the bye. Final Round; In a great game of bowls Bradley was out 16-8 after 13 ends but Millich fought her way back to be 19 all after 21 ends but Bradley won the next 2 ends to win the title 23-19. Well done Evelyn winning both the Open and J8 Singles.
Men: As with women the entry was low with 10yr old Kiripaka Kara drawing the more experienced Don Lilly in the 1st round while Mike Reddy had a bye. Lilly proved too strong against Kara taking a life off him. 2nd round Reddy eliminated Kara who played very well for his limited amount of time playing bowls, Lilly had the bye. 3rd round In a very close match with the score 11 all after 16 ends, Lilly went ahead 17-13 after 20 ends and after grueling 25 ends of bowls in the very humid conditions Reddy won the round 21-19. Final round; The heat and hard previous match must have taken the energy out of Lilly as Reddy won the title quite comfortably. Thanks to Ian for setting out the rinks, Selwyn for running the tournament and Alan for marking throughout the day.
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