GVBD MEN’S CHAMPION OF CHAMPION SINGLES
SHEPPARTON GOLF BOWLS CLUB
The Semi Finals were played today, 26 Jan 2020. GVBD C of C Singles 2019-20 Draw and full results.
East Shepparton’s Daniel Nichols played Kyabram’s Greg Shilling in a very tight tussle. The lead swapped over 8 times during the match with the penultimate end seeing them in a tie of 21/21.
Daniel snared the match with a 4 on that end to entitle him to play in the Final.
Tallygaroopna’s Mark Ryan played Shepparton Golf’s Brad Orr. Mark played a steady game of near perfect draw bowls taking an early over Brad. After 10 ends Mark was 14/2 up on Brad, keeping the pressure on Brad. However, Brad did not relent and matched Mark end for end for the remainder of the match. This was not enough for Brad to get up, with Mark taking the semi final 25/13.
After lunch, Daniel Nichols played Mark Ryan in the Final in front of a small audience. This proved to be an exciting match with over 30 ends (including dead ends) being played. Daniel took the early lead, which he held for 23 ends until Mark matched him on the 24th end at 20 all. Mark got the upper hand on Daniel on the next end to take the lead, and added to it on the next end. The match standing at 22/20 in Mark’s favour, Daniel surged back with a 1 then a pair of 3’s to take the honour.
Congratulations to all clubs who participated in this year’s Champion of Champion’s event, and, of course, in particular to East Shepparton’s Daniel Nichols – GVBD Men’s Champion of Champion Singles Winner.
The GVBD Committee extends its appreciation to Shepparton Golf Bowls Club for the use of their facilities, catering and support staff.
In particular, thanks to Umpire, Wayne Gribble; Markers, Richard Warburton, Jock Hastie and James McLeod.