Women’s Singles Championship

The Women’s Singles Championship final was held alongside the Men’s on Sunday 21st March, following two previous days (a Wednesday and Sunday) of sectional and knockout play.

The previous Sunday, Barbara Lorencs had defeated Kerry Hutchinson in the first semifinal, with scores close until Barb pulled away with some great consistent bowling to win 21-12. The second semifinal saw Pauline Bourne and Wendy Flack in a long and close tussle, Pauline picking up three shots on the final end to win 21-19.

The final between Barb and Pauline was always going to be a brilliant display of bowling, and they didn’t disappoint the crowd. Pauline settled quickly and went to an 11-2 lead. With the mat in hand, Barb set longer ends and gradually clawed her way back into the game. With scores tied at 14-14, the heads were tight and the pressure on both players, Pauline eventually winning her third Singles Championship 25-22.