Favourites defeated in bowls singles championship
The Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club's Singles Championship was decided on May 5 after the two favourites were defeated in the semi-finals.
"Winner Peter Springett first defeated the previous year's club champion, Shane Starkey, in a close fought game 31-28 after trailing 27-20 late in the game," said club publicity officer Mr Colin Mew.
"In the second semi-final, Mark Hogden defeated the second favourite Rob Anderson in a tightly fought game 31-26.
"The finalists met in the afternoon under the threat of rain with Peter jumping away to a 13-1 early lead before rain and strong winds interrupted play.
"After a 30-minute break and having tree leaves blown off the rink, the game resumed where Peter continued to play exceptional bowls to defeat Mark 31-13.
"Peter played consistent high-quality bowls throughout the championship and lifted to a higher level for the semi-finals and the final well deserving the big prize," Mr Mew said.
"Peter transferred from North Sydney five years ago and the past two years has been the club secretary devoting many hours to the role and community activities.
"As the club singles champion, Peter progresses to the Zone 15 Champion of Champions Singles Championship the winner progressing to the State, National and International Champion of Champions," Mr Mew said.
Media release, 7 May 2019
Colin Mew, Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club
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