Monday 14 October 2019


The Final of the UBMBC/UBWBC 2019 Mixed Pairs was played this afternoon (13/10/2019), between:
Cherie & Jono Johnston.Vs Tania Valli & Charlie Stuart.

This was a classic game of bowls, with Tania & Charlie getting a comfortable lead and looked to be counting down the ends. However, Cherie & Jono had other ideas and mounted a sensational come back. On what should have been the last end, Cherie & Jono were holding 2 possibly 3 shots, which would have given them the championship. However, Charlie, as he did in the Minor Pairs Final yesterday, just trailed the jack for one shot. So after some sensational bowls by all players, the teams were locked at 17 shots all after 21 ends...the championship came down to an extra end...
L to R  C. Stuart, T. Valli, C. Johnston, J. Johnston
The spectators were riveted to their seats. Tania held her breath and drew two close bowls...Cherie got second shot and one behind. Charlie wasn't going near the head and covered behind. Jono just missed the shot bowl with his first two bowls. Tania put two bowls way behind, for cover. Cherie was very unlucky not to hit the shot bowl with her 3rd and 4th bowls, but they finished behind the head. Charlie managed to draw a second shot, which meant that Jono had to make contact with the head. If he did that anything could have happened...Jono had great weight on his last bowl and the crowd held their breath...once the dust had settled, Tania & Charlie were holding 2 shots and had won the UBMBC/UBWBC 2019 Mixed Pairs Championship. The game had lasted four hours, in the heat and needless to say, all four players were exhausted. Congratulations to all players...this game had it all.
Special congratulations to Charlie Stuart who won both the UBMBC Minor Pairs and UBMBC/UBWBC Mixed Pairs, on the last end, in both games!!
Tania & Charlie 2019 Mixed Pairs Champions


Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins 2019 Minor Pairs Champions
The Final of the UBMBC 2019 Minor Pairs Championship was played yesterday afternoon
(12/10/2019). This had been a very competitive championship throughout, with some excellent games. The eventual finalists were:
Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins.Vs Fred Hawksworth & Rex Hunt.
Fred & Rex were ahead all game and it was looking like they could taken the title this year. However, Charlie & Geoff got 2 shots on the 20th end, to make the score 16 all going into the last end...On the last end Charlie trailed the jack into the ditch to secure a 17 - 16 Championship win.
Congratulations to all four players on great campaigns...
L t oR Rex Hunt, Fred Hawkesworth, Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins