Current champs are on track

PERENNIAL pairs champions Jeff Madden and Ian Townsend are well on track to add another title to their resumes.
Nanjing Night Net

ON SCHEDULE FOR ANOTHER TITLE: Ian Townsend (left) and Jeff Madden. PHOTO: Don Kipp.

This follows the playing of the quarter finals and semi finals in the Lithgow City Men’s Bowling Club’s 2017 pairs championship over the past week.

The current champions took out their quarter final with a resounding 30-11 victory over Jim Bannerman and newcomer to championship play Mike Wholohan.

After losing the first end Madden and Townsend then put in the play for which they are noted to never be headed.

Their spot in the final was secured with a hard earned victory over a new face to the City Club in Jacob McAndrew and Ritchie Bilby 23-18.

Getting ready to face up to the champions are Al Kenniff and Gil Mendoza, Mendoza filling in as a substitute for Al’s father Don who played in Saturday’s quarter final but was forced to withdraw for Sunday’s play.

In their quarter final the father and son combination accounted for Ian Birk and Bill Anderson before Mendoza was called in to take part in a narrow victory over Mike Johnson and Michael Hughes 19-18.

Johnson and Hughes clawed their way back into the game to be level with one end to play before Kenniff and Mendoza scored a single shot on end 21.

It was a weekend of one shot being either in favour for or against Johnson and Hughes after they had won their quarter final 18-17 with a single shot on the last end after the scores had been locked at 17-all.

A date for when the decider is to be played has not yet been set, however it is sure to be a showstopper when the big day arrives.

Social bowls The hot weather over the weekend took its toll on entry numbers for social bowls as did the number of bowlers contesting the pairs championships.

Coming out on top on Sunday were Graham Pitt and Darryl Wright with a margin of 12+6, only one shot better than that recorded by Jeff Madden and Ian Townsend (12+5).

Saturday’s men’s eventSaturday’s men’s event went to a championship pairs game when the Kenniffs — Al and Don — finished with 14+21 ahead of the 14+17 recorded by runners up Angus MacKinnon and Richard Forbes.

Friday’s mixed eventFriday’s mixed event went to the 13+12 from Cheryl Wotton, Don Kenniff and Andy Heatley.

The runners-up prize on the day went to Col Wotton and Beryl Baker with their score of10+3.

Graham Pitt and Greg Hilliard won last Wednesday’s men’s event with a big 14+22.

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