THE Lavington Panthers combination of Roy Dahmes and George Chomatek won the Albury and District Bowling Association’s senior pairs championship on Sunday.
They took the title at Culcairn with a 27-15 victory against the North Albury team of Gordon Midson and Bernie Mahlo.
Midson was filling in as a substitute for Bob Walsh, who played the previous week.
Dahmes and Chomatek won both their semi-final and the final by establishing early leads.
They played another Lavington Panthers team of Ray Edwards and Noel Lawson in a semi-final.
Chomatek’s team was 8-2 ahead after five ends and then got seven shots on the next end.
By the ninth end, they were leading 18-2 and finally won 27-15.
It was the same winning margin in the final for Dahmas and Chomatek after they established a 15-4 advantage after nine ends.
Midson and Mahlo won the other semi-final 25-12.
The home team was ahead 12-2 after seven ends and failed to get another shot with the game called off after 20 ends.
The previous week in a quarter final, Beard and Trebley eliminated a North Albury team considered by most as the likely winners.
Beard and Trebley got one shot on the final end for a 21-20 success against Bob Parks and Norm Honey.
Oaklands’ Max Brooks and Troy Brockley won the state president’s pairs final on Sunday.
They got home 25-24 against another Oaklands team of Ken Richens and John Danaher on their home green.
Brooks and Brockley led 20-10 after 11 ends and were 24-15 in front with just four ends to play.
But Richens and Danaher got nine shots on three ends to square the scores with one end remaining.
Brockley with his second bowl drew within 15 cms of the jack, which was telling.
Danaher managed to get his second shot about 20 centimetres away and a drive with his last missed the target.
- THE Wodonga combination of John Sarroff, Paul Davies and Ashley Bates won the Howlong invitation triples tournament last week.
They were unbeaten in six games and finished with plus 63 shots.
Howlong’s Alan James combined with two bowlers from Yarra Glen to finish second.
More than $5000 prizemoney was on offer.