Shoard secures Minor Singles title

Mandy Shoard rolls one down in front of opponent will Crampton at Club Tumut on Sunday during the Tumut Bowling Club Minor Singles final.

 For the second year in a row, a woman has taken out the Tumut Bowling Club Minor Singles title, with Mandy Shoard winning the final against youngster Will Crampton.

It was a big weekend of action, with the semi-finals played on Saturday and the final played on Sunday. 

On Saturday, Shoard lined up to play A. Booby and Will Crampton played Robert Kerr.

Shoard and Booby had an epic three-hour battle with Booby leading most of the match, however, in this game of longevity, Shoard rose to the top in the last few ends closing the gap and taking the win 31-29.

Meanwhile, up and coming star bowler, Will Crampton, was under the pump playing Rob Kerr. 

Will trailed 17-6 on end 13, however found his form and picked up the next six ends straight to bring the scores 17-16 in Kerr’s favour.

The game was level-pegged at 21-all after 26 ends and again 26-all after 34 ends.

The clincher was when Crampton took the lead 30-29 and placed four shots on Kerr to bring him to 34-29 victory after 40 ends.

Shoard and Campton then met in the final.

Crampton took the lead earlier, however, Shoard quickly recovered to re-take the lead 13-5 after end 10 then 21-10 after end 20.

The increments for most of the game was by ones and twos and Shoard broke well away bringing the final score 31-11 after 26 ends.

Shoard’s victory follows on from Joy Schroder’s win in the event last year, meaning that women have won both titles since being allowed to compete against the men. 

The Tumut Bowling Club Minor Pairs entries closes this Friday.

In state event news, S. Poole and A. Peel played the men’s open pairs at Young losing both games on the Saturday. 

Meanwhile J. Humphries and G. Rossiter made the final in the senior pairs, however, went down to the eventual winners O’Brien and Maguire from Wagga rules.

Zone 8 pennants rolls off on June 19/20. Tumut grade 4 will play in Tumbarumba while Tumut Grade 6 will head to Temora.

If successful at zone, these pennants sides will go to state in mid-July, with the event to be played at Yamba.

Pennant practice is on for anyone available Saturday at 1pm. The club realises it’s the long weekend and some players are unavailable. Anyone not involved in pennants are invited to join in.