Team 2 – Winning Team, Fingal Bay Bowling Club. Photo by: Square Shoe Photography
History-making Finals took place at Fingal Bay Sports Club on Wednesday 16 November.
Out of 56 teams from the Newcastle and Port Stephens districts, it came down to Team 1 and Team 2 of Fingal Bay Bowling Club to bowl it out.
Team 2 defeated Team 1 by a mere 7 points with Team 2 -v- Team 1 66/59.
John Smith, President of the Newcastle District Bowls Association said, “It is a unique occasion in our 3x3s Men’s competition, in Newcastle District Bowls Association, when for the first time we see two teams from the same club qualify through a round robin play off to play each other to find the winner.”
“This competition is another win for the Fingal Bay Bowling Club, following on from their success in the No. 6 Grade, Zone Pennant.”
John Borthwick, Chairman of Selectors, said, “It’s an older person’s game in this area, I would like to see younger people getting involved.”
“I’d like to thank the ‘Ancient Reserves’ in the smoking lounge for cheering on their teams.”
Fingal Bay Bowling Club along with Soldiers Point Bowling Club are co-hosting the 2017 Bowls NSW State No. 5 Grade Pennant.
Rink 1 No. 1 team won 25 / 18
Rink 4 No. 2 team won 22/13
Rink 6 No. 2 team won 26 /21
By Mandy ELLIS
Team 1 – Runners-up, Fingal Bay Bowling Club. Photo by: Square Shoe Photography