HENTY’S Peter Forck won his third Albury and District Bowling Association singles championship at the weekend.
Forck had a decisive victory against North Albury’s Noel Trainor on his home green.
The victory helps make amends for last season when Forck was runner-up in the prestige event to Commercial Club’s Paul Davies, who played in Wodonga’s winning A1 pennant team this season.
Forck first won a district singles crown way back in 1987.
At the time, he was not playing pennant for Henty and entered the championship to simply see how he would fare.
His next singles success was 20 years later in 2006 and he has made the final the past two years.
It took just 25 ends for Forck to seize his latest championship.
He had a 7-3 lead after six ends, but Trainor bounced back to take the lead 8-7.
Forck got six shots on the next three ends for a 13-8 lead and was ahead 15-11 after 15 ends.
The next four ends basically sealed the outcome with Forck compiling nine shots.
He conceded one shot to Trainor on the 20th end and then got another six shots for a 30-12 lead.
Trainor delayed the inevitable by claiming two shots on the next end.
But a single shot on the following end gave Forck a clear-cut victory.
Forck was pleased with his victory and said his form was better than the previous day when playing pennant.
“I bowled better than on Saturday when my rink was beaten,” he said.
The rink skipped by Forck lost by nine shots and Commercial Club had a 62-58 grade three victory against Henty.
Forck now qualifies for the Zone 8 (Riverina) championship with the winner of that event advancing to state play-offs.