5 Man Test Series
Results – Senior Event
Semi Final 1 NIBA – 2 pts NIPGL- 6 pts
Semi Final 2 BLI – 2 pts NIPBA – 6 pts
Both Semi Finals were poised at 2 pts each moving into the second session, however, the NIPGL and NIPBA won both disciplines to take their respective matches by a margin of 4 pts.
3rd Place Play-Off NIBA – 6 pts BLI – 2 pts
Final NIPGL – 0 pts NIPBA – 8 pts
A very strong performance from a very strong NIPBA side secured the title with a commanding 8pts to nil whitewash in the final with the NIBA securing 3rd place.
Results – U-25 Event
Semi Final 1 NIBA – 4 pts NIPGL- 4 pts
Semi Final 2 BLI – 6 pts NIPBA – 2 pts
The NIPGL secured a narrow victory over the NIBA on shot aggregate while the BLI produced a fine performance to oust the NIPBA in the other Semi Final.
3rd Place Play Off NIBA – 7 pts NIPBA – 1 pts
Final NIPGL – 7 pts BLI – 1 pts
Two convincing performances by the NIBA and NIPGL secured 3rd and 1st place respectively.
* Adam McKeown, Cameron Gaw, Mitchell Albert and William Boyd were unbeaten throughout the U-25 event, all with 4 wins each.
* Gary Kelly and Ian McClure remained unbeaten in the main event with 4 wins each.
* 1,134 shots were scored over 32 matches, making an average of 35 shots per match
Thanks must go to Belmont Bowling Club for hosting the event and providing the meal and the markers. Thanks must also go to the Umpires who officiated at the event and ensured it all went smoothly. Finally, thanks must go to the players who put on an exhibition of fine bowling. Moving forward it is hoped that this event will be moved to earlier in the season but it’s good to see another event added to the calendar and hopefully, its stature will grow in the years ahead.