Today we are back reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival on Finals day.
First up we will be reporting on the Pairs & Fours finals which will be played side by side with a 9:15am.
Later today we will have the singles final, but first lets see some who’s matched up this morning here at Figgy.
Zel Diamant, Barry Martin, Wes Falconer & John Green
Tony Weekes, Michael Ugarenko, Geoff Hancox & Jarrod Beckford
Steve Glasson & Ben Glasson
Mick Anderson & Scott Bateup
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And that’s it for the pairs & fours today everyone. The singles are about to start before the rain comes.. catch you there. http://www.lawnbowls.com/south-pacific-singles-final-2016/
Glasson’s hold on and take the win. Steve Glasson & Ben Glasson Pairs Winners.
Bateup moves the jack but it doesn’t seem enough. Bateup has 1 bowl left..
Bateup needs 6 to take it to an extra end, 7 for the win, Glassons draw well and are holding 3 at this stage…
Score is 21-15 Glasson leads.
Bateup does enough to steal 1 shot from the end. We’re into the final end.
Glasson’s look like they are holding 3 this end, Bateup has one bowl left.
Bateup looking for the trail back for 4 slices the jack to push it to Glasson. They need 7 from these last 2 ends, we’re not done yet.
The crowd holds their hats as Bateup’s bowls just sneaks past the jack to run wide. Glasson scores another single to move to 21-14 after 19 ends.
Ben sits out the shot bowl and takes the lead back in the end, what will Scott be able to do here..
Ben Glasson drawn a toucher for Scott Bateup to trail the jack back towards the ditch. Steve Glasson will have no part of that and draws the shot.. the end continues.. Mick Anderson drawn it close and now holds 1 shot. Skips are walking back to the mat…
Glasson extends further with 1 more to 20-14 after 18 ends.
Pairs score is now 19-14 to Steve Glasson & Ben Glasson over Mick Anderson & Scott Bateup after 17 ends.
Green picks up another multiple and the boys shake hands. Winners of the fours are Zel Diamant, Barry Martin, Wes Falconer & John Green.
John Green scores another multiple, takes the score to 23-8 after 17 ends.
Bateup picks up 1 shot to move the score along to 19-13 in Glasson’s favour after 16 ends.
Green moves further ahead and the score goes to 20-8 after 16 ends.
Beckford goes for the draw and misses just wide. 2 more to Green.
Bateup wins back 2 shots to bring the score to 17-12 after 14 ends.
A 2 minute shower has the crowd running for cover, it stops quick enough and everyone takes their position again to watch the action.
Glasson extends the lead to 17-10 after 13 ends.
Green scores 2, it’s 16-8 to Green after 14 ends.
Beckford moves along to 8 now after 13 ends. It’s 14-8 Green leading.
1 more to Glasson. 15-10 after 12 ends.
Fours after 12 ends..
Zel Diamant, Barry Martin, Wes Falconer & John Green – 14
Tony Weekes, Michael Ugarenko, Geoff Hancox & Jarrod Beckford – 7
Steve Glasson & Ben Glasson – 14
Mick Anderson & Scott Bateup – 10
Green scores 1 more, that moves it to 14-7 Green over Beckford after the 12th end.
Bateup strikes back with 2 shots in the 11th end. Score moves to 14-10 through 11.
Beckford asks his lead for a short end, the jack is right on the limit. Umpire say “Let’s play” and we have a very short end in the fours.
Beckford plays a bomb to hold shot and John Green runs at the jack but missed tight. Beckford scores 1, 13-7 after 11 ends.
Team Glasson move further ahead to 14-8 after 10 ends.
John Green draws one inside Wes’ bowl within 2 inches and the crowd likes it. 2 more to Team Green. Score is 13-6 after 10 ends.
Glasson scores 3 more to move ahead to 12-8 over Bateup after the 9th.
Green takes 2 more shots and moves the score along to 11-6 after 9 ends.
Glasson scores and takes the lead at 9-8 over Bateup after the 8th end.
I spoke to John Green before the match today:
Green takes 2 shots and the score is 9-6 after 8 ends.
We have our first dead end of the day, Scott Bateup runs at the resting toucher of Steve Glasson and boom! out of bounds the jack goes.
Beckford scores 1 shot. Score is 7-6 after 7 ends.
Ben Glasson finds a way through and takes 2 shots back. Score is 8-6 to Bateup in the Pairs. 7 ends down.
Wes Falconer signals 2 shots to John Green to move ahead 7-5 after 6 ends.
2 more for Bateup. Leads the pairs final 8-4 after 6 ends.
Beckford scores 1 to level up the fours final at 5-5 after 5 ends.
Ben Glasson runs at the head with Scott Bateup holding 4 shots, he’s only able to remove 1 from the head and Scott Bateup picks up 3 shots to move to 6-4 after 5 ends.
We’re playing to 21 ends in both games here this morning. Early days yet.
Green fights back with 2 shots, 5-4 Green leads in the fours after 4 ends.
Bateup takes another shot in yet another close end. Bateup 3 Glasson 4 after 4 ends.
Jarrod Beckford draws one with his last bowl to steal the end back, score is 4-3 to Beckford.
Bateup scores 1 more with an umpire not able to give him another after a very close measure. Score is 4-2 Glasson leads.
Green takes 3 shots back to level it up at 3-3 after 2 ends in the fours final.
Glasson picks up 4 shots in the 2nd end. Score moves to 4-1 Glasson over Bateup.
Jarrod Beckford picks up 3 shots against John Green in the fours.
Bateup runs the jack into the ditch and takes 1 in the first end.
Roll up time.
The crowd is starting to gather for finals day, the greens are getting their final touches.
Cards will be called in about 40 mins.. Rain is light and play will be going ahead at this stage.