HENTY’S Kim Maher and Glen Harrison had a couple of tough encounters in the Albury and District Bowling Association’s pairs championship at the weekend.
In both instances, they had to play extra ends for victory.
And in each game, they were playing against teams from their home club.
Maher and Harrison won their first game 15-13 against George Beckett and Noel Stein after scores were level after the mandatory 21 ends.
All the first-round win- ners advanced to quarter- finals in the afternoon.
Maher and Harrison were level with Roger Meyer and Mick Broughan after the compulsory number of ends before winning 23-22.
North Albury’s Cyril Fruend and Gerald O’Brien won their quarter final 22-17 against a fellow club team of Mark Tait and David Benbow.
Graeme Maddox and George Cocks (Commercial Club) won their quarter-final 18-13 against Phil Jones and David Warford (North Albury).
Henty’s Bruce Diffey and Peter Forck had a 24-11 victory against Conan and Noel Trainor after trailing 8-4 early in the game.
The semi-finals and final will be played at North Albury on February 10.
The president’s reserve pairs were played at Oaklands with two home teams, one from Walla and one from the Commercial Club making in through to the semi-finals.
Max Brooks and Troy Brockley (Oaklands) won their semi-final 25-13 against Commercial’s Eric Cossor and Brian Walter.
Ken Richens and John Danaher won the other semi-final 37-13 against Walla’s Feargal O’Hearcain and Noel Wilksch.
The Walla team was leading 6-3 after four ends but Richens and Danaher got 18 shots on the next four ends.
That included a maximum eight shots on the seventh end as they set up an unbeatable lead.
The final will be played this Sunday morning.
The senior pairs played at Culcairn but no details have been provided.