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The Casino v Blayney was a
titanic battle with little between
the two for much of the match
with the lead frequently changing.
But finally it was Blayney that
gained a mini break and held on
for a 26-20 win.
In the remaining semi final
Warilla had an easier time of it
and led Nowra for the majority of
the game to record a comfortable
The gripping final was played in
glorious sunshine, and the Warilla
team consisting of former State
players Wayne Crane and Geoff
McGillivray together with Paul
Woods took the early initiative to
lead 11-3 but Blayney fought back
to draw level and then led 17-12.
Warilla then claimed multiple
shots on successive ends to regain
the lead, and when it claimed 2
shots on the penultimate end it
appeared that Warilla was reason-
But Blayney with impressive
young skip Lee Stinson leading by
example as he had done throughout
the competition, claimed 2 shots
and just missed a third, which
gave Warilla a 24-23 victory and
the State Triples title.
The Pairs championship was
conducted in better conditions
with only an odd shower causing
some discomfort for the players,
and yet again history repeated
itself as a number of the more
favoured duos were knocked out
of contention in the early rounds.
Only one city-based team made
it through to the semi finals, that
being the Northmead combination
of Kurt Mottek and Michael Linnell,
who were up against John Wynne
and Adam Lee from Nyngan, who
dropped a 6 on the first end and
soon found themselves behind 4-10.
However, they fought back
tenaciously to level at 10-all, then
hit the front and extended their
lead to 21-11, and finally held on
for a comfortable 22-13 victory.
The remaining semi final was
an all country affair with Nelson
Bay tackling Thirroul for a place in
the final, with the former having
the start to open up a 5-0 lead
before Thirroul fought back to
only trail 6-7.
Nelson Bay then kicked away to
open up a 15-8 lead, but again
Thirroul fought back to reduce
the deficit to 13-14 before Nelson
Bay, with Brian Bateman and Terry
Antram playing very consistent
bowls, again took the initiative to
extend their lead to 25-18 going
into the 20th end.
All appeared lost for Thirroul's
Ted Clarke and Matthew Sargeant,
but lo and behold they grabbed a
vital 5 shots and it was anybody's
game going into the last end.
But Nelson Bay managed to claim
a shot to eke out a 26-23 win.
The final was an enthralling
game with the honours fairly even
early before Nelson Bay edged
out to a 7-3 lead, but Nyngan,
which had definitely flown under
the radar and took many pundits
by surprise, fought back to level
at 7-all then engineered a vital 4
shots to taken 11-7 lead.
The advantage was extended to
13-7 before Nelson Bay hit back
with multiple shots on consecutive
ends to draw level at 13-all, and
the spectators were on the edge
of their seats.
However, Nelson Bay's run
ended as the Nyngan duo with
skip Adam Lee playing magnificent
bowls over the final ends regained
the initiative, and led 21-16 after
Playing the 20th end, Lee's first
three bowls were all touchers
within millimetres of the jack, which
Nelson Bay tried unsuccessfully to
move, and with John Wynne also
chipping in with another shot,
Nyngan claimed 4 shots which
gave it an unbeatable 25-16 lead,
and a remarkable and thoroughly
deserved victory was sealed.
The Singles championship com-
menced in brilliant sunshine and
there was great interest in the
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Ray Pearse foils country's complete
domination of State Championships
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