Women’s Pairs Championship


The Women’s Pairs Championship commenced with Sectional Play on Wednesday 24th February with 12 teams over four sections of three, the finals then continuing on Sunday 28th March.

In the first semifinal, Coral Smith and Wendy Flack had a close game against Jan Cook and Liz Marshall with the final score being 16-14 to move Smith and Flack into the final. In the second semifinal, Barbara Lorencs and Pauline Marsden took charge of their game against Kaye Martin and Carmel Hyde from the beginning, giving them a win of 15-4 and a place in the final.

The final match was exciting to watch with spectators seeing excellent bowling from both teams. Barbara and Pauline took the lead up until the 10th end when Coral and Wendy equalised with them on the 11th end making it 9 all. The next couple of ends went to Coral and Wendy, giving them a lead of 5 shots up. With three ends still to play, Barbara and Pauline took charge of the game and took out the Pairs Championship event with a score of 19-14.