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Bowls In Focus : May 2011
18 Bowls In Focus BOWLS TESTED SCRATCHED BOWLS REPAIRED Are your bowls legal? To make sure, why not have them attended to over the winter break. 1. Have your bowls Tested, Stamped, Polished and Painted. Your bowls will come up looking like new, and you can be sure that they are a matching set. 2. Chips can be repaired and Scratches removed 3. We test and refurbish ALL makes of bowls. A Test Stamp and Polish will cost $45.00 plus WBB fee of $4.50 per set, plus cost of freight. Contact your local Bowls Retailer, or for more information contact DRAKES PRIDE AUSTRALIA ACN 004 972 203 12 Nolan St Bendigo Vic 3550 Ph: 03 5443 7133 or 03 5444 4948 Fax: 03 5444 1088 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Web site:www.drakespride.com.au Australian junior singles titleholder Dylan Fisher added the Victorian Men’s Under-25 Singles Champion- ship to his achievement collection at the Rosamond Bowls Club last month, while Carla Odgers from Sunbury, who was a teammate when the national side competed at last year’s Trans-Tasman Series in New Zealand, claimed the women’s equivalent. A prime mover in Clayton’s recent premier division pennant win, Fisher, 17, was in brilliant touch as he surged toward victory in the Brad Greening Shield final. But first he was forced to withstand a serious challenge from Webbcona’s Brett Mahoney in the middle stages. At the outset Fisher leapt to a 10-0 lead from just five ends and spectators could have been forgiven for thinking an early finish was on the cards. However, Mahoney, a 23-year-old aluminium fab- ricator and part-time barman, retaliated with a demonstration of the talent that won him the Webbcona club singles this year, his fifth in the game. A four-end blitz saw him just one in arrears, while the scores leveled at 11- 11 after eleven ends and again at 15-15 after fifteen, following a fine Mahoney conversion for three. But Fisher was unfazed and moved up another gear as he collected 10 shots over the ensuing five ends to claim his first state singles title. For Ma- honey it was a third runner-up finish this season, having been a beaten finalist in his association champion of champions and state singles play-offs. Ironically, last month’s win was also a first for Odgers, a 19-year-old student nurse, when she outplayed 2009 winner Lisa Phillips from Richmond Union to record an emphatic 25-9 victory. Phillips, 17, who won the recent Aus- tralian Open singles title and last year’s Queensland Open singles, never really settled into any rhythm in the final and had no answer for the precision Odgers draw game. After winning the two opening ends with singles, the little dynamo failed to score again until Odgers had reached fifteen. Several greenside spectators were perplexed at her shot selection as she continually resorted to playing weight whenever Odgers held close shots and paid dearly. State Titles For Young Internationals
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