MGA Men’s Country Carnival finals day bonanza
The 2021 MGA Men’s Country Carnival came to a close with a massive day of finals at the Marion Bowling Club today.
Semi-finals and finals were held for the singles, pairs and fours, with plenty of exciting eaction keeping spectators on their seats.
The first title decided was the fours, with the Kadina rink of Roger Spry, Phillip Miller, Derrick Bushell and skipper Bruce Hines, defeating defending champions Brian Burnett, Nathan Cronin, Wayne Collins, all of Waikerie, and skipper Jono Voigt, of Angaston, by two shots.
The defending champions looked to be in a strong position at one stage, before a seven-shot end saw Hines’ rink storm back into the contest and hit the front.
They were able to hold their nerve late in the match and clinch a memorable win.
For all results from the fours knockouts, click here BowlsLink: Bowling Australia.
The pairs final was also a close contest, with Mount Gambier RSL’s Strawb Masters and Glenn Wright eventually coming away with a five-shot win over the McLaren Vale pair of Ray Dienelt and Malcolm Squire.
For all the results from the pairs knockouts, click here BowlsLink: Bowling Australia.
The Singles events kicked off lastly with two epic semi finals. Bob Scott (Bute) and Wayne Collins (Waikerie) battled it out end by end with Bob Scott coming out on top. While in the other Semi-Final, Noel Kneebone (Murray Bridge RSL) came out with a red hot start, but he was brought back by his opponent Adam Wilson (Mount Gambier). The took shot for shot with Noel coming out on top. The Final kicked off around 5.30 pm and it didn’t disappoint. The 2 hours and 45-minute game when shot for shot right to the wire, when Bob Scott came out on top 25 – 23 over Noel Kneebone.
For all the results from the singles knockouts, click here BowlsLink: Bowling Australia.
Bowls SA thanks carnival sponsor MGA for its support, along with all the clubs who hosted matches over the past week.