IT was a case of experience bowing to youth in the Albury and District Bowling Association’s pairs championship on Sunday.
Two Henty teams qualified after semi-final wins in the morning at North Albury.
Bruce Diffey and Peer Forck, who already won the championship a couple of times, found younger opponents Kim Maher and Glen Harrison too tough in the final.
With Maher playing superb lead bowls, they led 8-1 after six ends and maintained an advantage.
They were 14-8 after 16 ends and won 18-11.
The victory qualifies them for Zone 8 (Riverina) play-offs later in the year.
Maher and Harrison won their semi-final 20-17 against North Albury’s Cyril Freund and Gerald O’Brien.
Diffey and Forck won the other semi-final 25-10 against Commercial Club’s Graeme Maddock and George Cocks.
- BRETT Furze, Peter Bragg and skip Stephen Broad won the North Albury triples championship on Sunday with a 19-18 win over John Hegarty, Lloyd Ronan and Stewie Ronan.
Ronan’s rink led 18-17 before the final end, but Broad managed two shots.
Phil Schuster won the B-grade singles against Mick Day 32-25.
The scores were 18-all and then 24-all before Schuster got a break.