KI bowlers in Region 7 Champion of Champions

CHAMPIONS: Region Seven of Champion of Champions men's president Phil White and Stephen Davidson.
CHAMPIONS: Region Seven of Champion of Champions men's president Phil White and Stephen Davidson.

The Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Region 7 hosted its annual Champion of Champions match last Saturday at Yankalilla Bowling Club on what turned out to be a great day for bowls.

In the Men's Fours, the Kangaroo Island side from Birchmore Bowling Club, consisting of Roger Cass, Rohan Kaehne, Gerard Glynn and Gerard Berden, started well going more or less shot for shot until the ninth end.

But then the Great Southern side from Goolwa, consisting of Bill Holman, Robyn Binney, Jim Hutton and skip John Wallace, got four shots and didn't lose another end until the 16th end when they got one on two of the next three ends.

The final score with GSBA team winning was 26 shots to 10.

The Ladies fours had a similar result but the Kangaroo Island side, consisting of Marilyn Hicks, Sue DeRohan, Marcia Van der Merve and skip Thelma Bennett also from the Birchmore BC, won a few more ends from the GSBA side from Victor Harbor Bowling Club of Annette Speed, Shirley Koch, Sue Wilkins and skip Lyn Thatcher.

The final score after 18 ends was 23 to 13.

The Ladies Pairs saw the formidable team of Jo Cullen (skip) and Sue Phillips from the GSBA club of Langhorne Creek Bowling Club race to the lead and defeat the KI side from the Parndana Club of skip Claire Downing and Heather Mossop, with a score of 19/9.

The Men's Pairs saw a different result with the GSBA team from Strathalbyn of Brenton Roberts (skip) and Dave Machin go down to the KI team from Birchmore of Stephen Davidson and Phil White 13/18.

Mary Glasson from the KI club of Kingscote fought back well to get to 21/24 before Coralie Sheldon from GSBA club of Strathalbyn got the final shot she had been searching for for a few ends to win 25/21.

Young Jarrad McArdle of the Kangaroo Island side of Parndana fought hard in the Men's Singles against the seasoned player of Les Carter from McLaren Vale, which Les eventually won 27/13 after 23 ends.