Dunsborough Bowling Club | Men's novice championship

Men's novice champion John Mawson and Gary Atkinson. Image supplied.
Men's novice champion John Mawson and Gary Atkinson. Image supplied.

The Dunsborough Bowling Club once again had a good showing in the men's novice championship last week.

Over the past number of years, the club has been able to recruit men to build up their membership. All new novices are keen and eager to learn the art of lawn bowls and the club now has a particularly good group of upcoming bowlers.

This year's novice championship was a round robin event with each bowler having four games.

Each one of these games was tight with success sometimes measure by luck.

The final was between the only two second-year novice bowlers who showed just a little more experience than the first-year novice.

Being 17 up for the winner, John Mawson and Gary Atkinson put on a showcase of bowls.

The first five ends were awarded to Mawson but then Atkinson started drawing exceptionally well and he won the next seven ends.

Mawson made it difficult for Atkinson when he achieved four shot to surge ahead by that number and was looking good at 15-11.

Needing just two shots and holding them Mawson watched as Atkinson drove to take one shot out.

Still needing one to win and holding three shots and feeling comfortable, Mawson again watched as Atkinson weighed in again with an upshot to send the jack out of bounds.

Atkinson won two ends and got to 14-16. He was holding for two to equalize the game and take it to a championship end, when it was his turn to watch as Mawson put a perfectly weighted bowl in to steal the shot and take the title out 17-14.