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four and five would see them do
enough to qualify for the quarter
finals as section four runners-up.
Last year's championship win-
ners, Peter Bellis and Ryan Bester
were in line to re-write the history
of the forty year old event, by
becoming the first team to win
in consecutive years, and after a
strong performance throughout the
sectional play, they would prove
to be a force to be reckoned with
during the final series.
The quarter finals witnessed
lawn bowls of the highest order
with former "Masters Champs"
Girvan/Turley locked in a tight
contest with the very capable
David Brandt and the brilliant
Brenden Baker, whose play was
suggesting you "watch this space
in the future."
But after an epic struggle, Tur-
ley's team prevailed by just three
Experienced campaigners Ian
Taylor/Sam Laguzza had turned
back time during the sectional
play, and showed that it's not a
prerequisite to be a junior of 30
years of age to play sensational
However, their quest would
come to an end at the hands of
The battle of Cabramatta was
proving to be a tense one, with
club team mates Rowan Brassey
and Ryan Bester opposed and keen
to win that elusive place in the
semi finals; however Clarke and
Brassey proved to have the 2009
champs' measure in the latter
part of the game which would
see then successful 21-13.
The other quarter final game
witnessed two young stars up
front going shot for shot, being
partnered by two of the game's
legends doing what they do best,
when Jessie McKenzie/Neil Burkett
staged a classic game against Matt
The next time you hear the
expression of "neither team
deserved to lose," and wonder
where it derived, who knows it
may have been founded at the
conclusion of this very game; Gal-
lop and Holt proceed to 26-25.
Thursday morning brought fine,
cool weather and red hot bowls,
with Richard Girvan/Wayne Turley
engaged in battle against the "two
Shanes" (Globits/Garvey), who
were akin to a fine old scotch by
continuing to get better as time
Garvey's team jumped to a com-
manding early lead which would
see the 2008 Cex Masters champs
play "catch up" for the remainder
of the game, ending another fine
Masters Pairs campaign for the
talented Trans Tasman duo 21-9.
In an action-packed morning of
bowls, the other semi final was
another "main event" with Michael
Clarke/Rowan Brassey taking on
the highly fancied Matt Gallop/
David Holt combo.
All four players displayed another
high standard game of lawn
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bowls, with very little separating
either team for the duration of
When Holt held what could have
been game, the talent of Brassey
was again on show to seal the
deal to his first Cex Masters final
and the defeat of his Cabramatta
team mates 21-18.
After the lunch break, specta-
tors jockeyed for position around
the green, in search for the best
possible vantage point, in what
promised to be a wonderful bowls
But as we have all learned from
past experiences, some things just
never go to plan.
From the very onset of the
final, both Clarke and Brassey
were in relentless form, and after
just seven ends had accumulated
a healthy 11 shot lead.
This would prove to be an
unassailable margin that would
see Cabramatta's pride in Michael
Clarke and Rowan Brassey crowned
as Cex Master Pairs Champions 2010.
Quarter finals : R. Girvan / W.Turley 23
def D. Brandt/B.Baker 20; S.
Garvey 22 def I. Taylor/ S. Laguzza 19;
M. Gallop/D. Holt 26 def J. McKenzie /N.
Burkett 25; M. Clarke/R. Brassey 21 def
P. Bellis /R. Bester 13.
Semi finals : S. Globits/ S. Gar vey 21 def R.
Girvan/W. Turley 9; M. Clarke/R. Brassey
21 def M. Gallop /D. Holt 18.
Final: M. Clarke/R. Brassey 24 def S.
Globits/S. Garvey 15.
* Tony Cahill is the Sports Manager
of the Cex Group.
BARRY STARRETT has advised
that he wrote the article headed
"Introductory coach course
staged at Beresfield BC" featured
in last month's issue.
It was not written by his
brother Allan, which he believes
was wrongly inferred by the
Barry is a member of the
State Coaching Committee,
and Allan is the Committee's
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