The semi-finals and final of the District Mixed Pairs were played on Sunday 16 July at Harbord BC, and immediately followed by the Regional Play-off. In the semi-finals of the 3-bowl pairs format, the Belrose team of Michelle and John Treadwell defeated Trish and Laurie Wilson (Neutral Bay / St Ives) and, keeping it all in the family, Susan Allen and Andrew Thornley (Forestville RSL) defeated Susan’s parents Don and June Wood (also Forestville). The District final was then played, with the Treadwells and the Allen- Thornley pairing taking one set apiece, necessitating a 1-end tiebreaker. After the leads’ bowls, Michelle had two shots within inches of the jack; however, Andrew’s 2nd bowl sat out one of her bowls to take the shot. John had 2 bowls still to play but, despite his best efforts, was unable to dislodge the Forestville bowl.
Susan and Andrew then took on the Manly Warringah winners — the Harbord team of Jim Dowd and Jan Newell. They played well, but unfortunately came up against Harbord skip Jan putting on a display of flawless bowls. The Harbord pair took out the RPO in straight sets, and were presented with their medallions by Region 15 Representative Jan Sutherland