Tuesday was the start of the Major Pairs on a hot humid morning. I think everyone felt a few drips going down the back and face until a little cloud came over. For the Monaro the weather was not quite what we experience too often in the mornings.
First rink U.Roberson and M.Power got off to a great start against H.Peuker and M.D'Amico. They found themselves leading 12-1 on end four. Helen's team won the next four ends to be only three down on end eight.
Marg and Una plodded on and lead 17-10 again on 12 but not to be outdone Maureen and Helen put the pressure on and brought the score to 16-17 on end 15. Two of the last three ends to Una gave them enough to finish 19-17. Great game girls.
Rink 2 O.Jebbink and L.West played V.Clark and M.Tucker. Although Olga was able to win most of the ends, it was only by one.
Val used her ability to drive into the head on many occasions to cut the score down. Olga won 18-5.
Rink 3 saw last year's winners M.Zasso and L.Snell up against the new combination of R.Steinfort and G.Caldwell.
Gwen and Rulie certainly showed they are a team not to be taken lightly, leading from end two and finishing 23-10. A great effort girls.
Rink 4 was probably a game between the seniors H.Walker and K.Sach and juniors C.Meillon and D.Russell. Cheryl and Dawn got off to a good start but age didn't weary the determination of Kath and Hazel when the scores were locked at 12 all on end 17. One shot on the last end got Cheryl over the line, on a very low scoring game 13-12. Once again a good tight game. Well done!
Rink 5 was the social girls having a great game of triples. L.Keys played swinging lead for both sides and was never going to lose anyway.
The team with J.Upton and M.Obermaier got off to a nine nil start, but D.Fraser and G.Connelly found their line and distance and by end 11 it was 10 all.
Julie's team picked up five hots on last end- a fitting end to draw 16 all. It was a great way to end a fun day.
Next week will be second round of major pairs. U.Roberson will play O.Jebbink, G.Caldwell versus C.Meillon.
These should be very tight and interesting games as all teams have never played in semi's as these combinations.
Good luck to all players. Social bowls will also be played 9.00am M/T play to commence at 9.30am.
Singles entries will close next week so please put your name up on board if you want to play, Any financial members are welcome. Fours are also up so form a team and put your names up. Good luck to all the girls playing in the district pairs on Wednesday. We are hoping to have some winners to go on to next round.