Bulahdelah’s Laughton and Pascoe win Zone 11 Rookie pairs Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong Myall Coast News News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 9, 2017 Zone Champions: Richard Laughton and Neil Pascoe. BULAHDELAH Bowling Club has once again dominated the greens, with Richard Laughton and Neil Pascoe claiming the Zone Rookie Pairs title last weekend. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected][/caption] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The full day championship event was held at Sporties Tuncurry, with Richard and Neil bowling their way through the competitive field of eight teams to secure their place in the finals. With a crowd of local supporters behind them, the pair came up against Malachy McTaggart and Michael Collins from Pacific Palms Bowling Club in the closely contested finals match. In near perfect conditions, the scores were locked at 7-7 going into the last end. Under pressure, Richard and Neil showed their strong form, scoring a three to snatch the victory. “The boys put up a fierce battle,” Neil told News Of The Area. “It was good fight and they played very well.” The Rookies Championships are for players relatively new to the game. “It’s good to go into a competition like this, particularly with a great partner like Richard,” Neil said. “We don’t get many opportunities where amateurs like us get the chance to show what guns we are.” Richard and Neil will now proceed to the State Finals to be held in Raymond Terrace next month. By John SAHYOUN Zone Champions: Richard Laughton and Neil Pascoe. Zone Champions: Richard Laughton and Neil Pascoe.