Zone Champion of Club Champion winners

The finals of both the 2019 Zone Champion of Club Champion singles and pairs competitions were completed Sunday 8 September at South West Rocks.

The pairs final saw Paul Jopson and Kent (Super) Price from Park Beach take on John Buntine and Athol Grogan from Urunga.  On paper the experienced (grade 1 playing) Park Beach duo were probably expected to have a comfortable win however the Urunga team had not reached the final without playing good bowls and they continued to do so in the final.  In a very close contest Paul and Kent managed to secure the title winning 23 to 21.

Paul and Kent

John and Athol

The singles final saw a match between a very experienced Ian (Rocky) Stone from Kempsey Macleay RSL and Ben Atterton from South West Rocks.

Ben who started playing bowls in late 2017 obviously has talent – winning the 2018 State Rookies singles competition at his first attempt.  The battle between Ben and Rocky who also has a number of titles under his belt (including the State 2017 Seniors single title) promised to be a great game which by all reports it was.  This match (like the pairs final) proved to be another very close contest which saw Ben win 31 to 29.

Ben and Rocky.

Congratulations to all the players and a big thanks to Michael Howard and South West Rocks for hosting the events.