The last championship game for 2017-18 was played in perfect conditions today with the triple combination of Corry Hooiveld/Kas Harrington/Alan Sampson taking the victory over Keith Banks/Rob Wilson/Gary Banks Post 21/04/18
Congratulations to Alan Sampson who has won the GBR Veteran's Men's Singles Championship on Sunday 25th February at Eastern Park. In earlier rounds he defeated L. Awty of Queenscliff 21/7, then R. Kelly of Bannockburn 21/5. In the semi-final he came up against K. Steen of Drysdale, winning through 21/10 & then A. Taylor from Leopold in the final, continuing his form to post another 21/10 win.
Alan Sampson and Philip Price played off in the final of the Club Veteran's Singles Championship on Tuesday 23rd January in perfect conditions. Both players having just played Midweek Pennant, Alan on Ocean Grove's carpet while Philip had a home game, it was Alan who got off to a good start, jumping out to an early lead. Philip came back at him & leveled the score at 9 all. After good bowls by both players, Alan drew away to secure the win.
Philip Price / Alan Sampson
Alan runner up in the GBR Champion of Champion singles, with Nathan Bush taking the title.
The final of the Men's and Ladies Club Singles Championship was played on Saturday 23rd December in good weather conditions. The two reigning champions, Alan Sampson and Karen Harrington, retained their titles for the third year running, Alan overcoming Joe Issell and Karen beating Sandra Skene, both pulling away mid-game to convincing wins. This gives Alan his sixth Club Champion title, with Karen clocking up her fourth; Karen however has also gone on to win the GBR Champion of Champions twice. They went on to play in the 2017-18 GBR Champion of Champions; a knockout competition against the other club champions of the district. The Women's competition started on Sun 4th February at Ocean Grove with Karen successfully winning through two rounds but was defeated going into the semi final in a close game. Alan played on Sunday 11th February at Ocean Grove, also winning two rounds. He then went on to play his 3rd round at Ocean Grove on Thurs 15th Feb 5pm, which he also won. Continuing on Sunday at Ocean Grove he won his semi, placing him in the final against Nathan Bush. Nathan however dominated the game & took the win. Congratulations to Alan for coming runner up.
Rounds of the Club Women's Pairs were delayed due to some players clashing with rounds of the GBR State events. The semi & final were played with the pair of Corry Hooiveld and Sandra Skene defeating Elaine Rosser and Lyn Kitchin.
The final of the Club Men's Pairs was played on Sunday 5th November, with the pair of Gary Banks and Alan Sampson taking the title over Nick Peter and Gary Wakefield.