Killara Women’s Bowling Club entered 2 teams in the 2020 North Shore District Open Pairs competition. One team was Anne Rands and Julie Dunn and the other team was Ngoc Hau and Louise Amos. The first and second rounds were played on Saturday 15 February at West Pymble Bowling Club on a rather humid day. Anne and Julie played two impressive games against two experienced and good teams from Mosman and Belrose, one of which was last year’s champions. Anne and Julie have certainly made their presence felt in the North Shore District and have earned their place in the semi-final round. Ngoc and Louise had two comfortable wins over Belrose and Lindfield Rollers and advanced to the semi-final round as well.
Lindfield Rollers Bowling Club was kind enough to host the semi-final and final matches on Sunday 16 February. As it happened, the two Killara teams had to play against each other in the semi-final! It was a competitive, friendly and enjoyable game but unfortunately only one team can go through to the final. Ngoc and Louise won the match by 24-11 and would play against Maggie Jay and Midori Matsuoka from Neutral Bay who were victorious over another Neutral Bay team in the other semi-final. The final was a hard-fought match. Neutral Bay was leading by three shots after two ends. Killara started to catch up by winning the next five ends, leading by 9-3 on the 7th end. It was neck and neck for the next 7 ends until the 15th end when the match was levelled at 14-14. The tension was visible amongst the players as they were aware that the next three ends would be crucial. On the 17th end, the score was 15-16 (Killara-Neutral Bay). Killara was holding a match live with two shots near the jack on the 18th end. Midori tried twice to take the jack but was unsuccessful. Killara won the match by one shot; 17-16!
Congratulations to Margaret Middleton, Coral Cornell, Susie Meares, Ngoc Hau (skip), Anne Rands, Tina Hunter, Julie Dunn, Louise Amos (skip) and Meredith Armstrong for a job excellently done. 6 round robin games were played between mid-March and early April against North Sydney, Turramurra and Belrose. Killara won all 6 of them to become the winner of Section 1. On Tuesday 9 April, the Killara side played against Lindfield Rollers (Section 2 winner) and won convincingly with a score of 70:25 to claim the flag. They will face the Manly-Warringah Grade 3 winner in May to see who will be going to the State Play-Offs.
Well done ladies and good luck with the Regional Play Off in May.
Congratulations to Susie Meares for becoming the 2019 North Shore District Singles Runner-up.
After playing 4 quality matches over 2 days, Susie earned her place in the final against Di McBryde from St Ives. Susie was trailing 1:13 but she fought back strongly catching up to 17:20. In the end, Di proved to be better on the day and claimed the title by winning 25:17.
It was a great effort by Susie who had won all the matches against Sue Addison, Jenny Palmer, Julie Hayden and Louise Hamshere who are seasoned bowlers with many more years of bowling experience than her. She pulled it through with her steely composure, focus and determination.
Well done Susie, Killara Bowling Club is so proud of you.