20 September 2022
The 2022-23 State Women’s Senior Pairs at District level has been won by Jenny Wallis and Bridget Nelson (Turramurra), with the runners-up Belinda Henderson and Cynthia Palmer (Neutral Bay).
Both teams in the final had progressed through the semi-finals in fairly close contests: Belinda and Cynthia were 9-all after 13 ends against the Turramurra team of Jan Martin and Marilyn Brenner, until successive 3s have the Neutral Bay team an advantage which they were able to maintain, taking out the game 19-14. In the other semi-final, Jenny and Bridget led all the way against the Lindfield Rollers team of Lap Chen and Sue Meares but the game could have turned on the 17th end when the Rollers were holding a handful of shots which could have put them in front, only to see Bridget’s last bowl skirt around the traffic in front of the head and up to the jack, trailing it just under a foot and staying for shot. Lindfield still clawed back the margin over the closing ends of the game, falling just short with Turramurra winning 16-14.
In the final, Turramurra made a strong start, getting their lead out to 11-1 after 7 ends and never being under pressure, emerging worthy winners 25-6.
Our Senior Pairs and State Pairs champions will play the Manly-Warringah District champions this Saturday afternoon, 24 September, at Belrose BC for a spot in the State finals.
Results from all rounds below:
5 May 2021
The Senior (and Open) Pairs for 2021 were plagued by rain over the past two days, but the St Ives team of Di McBryde & Vicki Bartrop played the conditions well, and emerged as our 2021 champions. It’s 3-in-a-row for St Ives, and a second win for both players, although previously in different teams. (Di won last year as Skip, with Shizuko Hashimoto as her Lead; Vicki won in 2019, with Sue Byrne as her Lead.) In the Final, the St Ives Pairs defeated Brenda Walker and Gill Barton (Neutral Bay).
Shizuko Hashimoto (SUB: Jan Woodcock) and Di McBryde (St Ives) have won the Senior Pairs, defeating Lee Eastaugh and Cynthia Palmer (Neutral Bay) 23-16. Full results from all Rounds below:
The Senior Pairs final for 2019 was played on 27 February between Sue Byrne and Vicki Bartrop (St Ives) and Caroling Duhigg and Robyn Novakovic (Mosman), The two teams’ grasp on the championship ebbed and flowed, with the more experienced St Ives team getting the upper hand in the last couple of ends to win 26-19. Full results from all Rounds below:
The final of the Senior Pairs 2018 was played between Jan Martin & Jenny Wallis (Turramurra) and Benita Andrews & Patricia Tan (Belrose) at Chatswood BC on 28 March, with Benita and Patricia securing a comprehensive victory. Full results from all rounds below:
The final of the inaugural Senior Pairs was held at Warringah BC on Wednesday 11 May with Louise Cook & Margaret Brady (Belrose) defeating Joy Beattie & Heather Lovell (Warrawee) in an extra end.