Most sports have events in which individuals or teams are crowned with the title of champion, and recently the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Bowls held its mixed pairs title.
For the most part these sporting bodies have their own system of keeping track of points awarded.
How is it that a team can lose just one game out of six and not be deemed champion and yet three other teams can lose two games and be in the count?
Well, that is the scoring system for bowls.
And this happened in the past week to two mixed pairs teams of Terry South and partner Jill Winter and Mike Brown and his partner Janice Hoover.
Both teams lost just one game, however, both teams drew two games and with the point system of three for a win and one for a draw neither was in the running for the championship title, ending the day on 11 points each. Three teams ended the two-day championship on 12 points.
In order to have 12 points Maureen Hines and Mick Finney needed to win their last game against Merv Mott and Liz Wilson, who also required a win to get the title.
It was all happening on the next rink as well. Wayne and Christine Coyle needed a win to get to 15 points, so the stage was set and it was down to the wire.
In a suspenseful ending for the two days the Coyle team lost to the Brown team, and Hines beat the Mott team by just one shot which resulted in all three teams ending up on 12 points.
The mixed pairs is always an exciting and happy event to play with close games over the two days that are played.
Congratulations to Merv Mott and Liz Wilson for surviving the charge and taking out this season’s Tyres & More mixed pairs title by two shots over Maureen Hines and Mick Finney.
- Janice Paddick-Hoover
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.