2012 Hornsby Cup

The annual Hornsby Cup tournament, Sunday 23rd September, hosted this year by Asquith Bowling Club.

Each club sends 10 players making up 4 teams - singles, pairs, triples and fours.

In the past, the day consisted of singles and fours teams playing morning games, and pairs and triples games in the afternoon. This year, all are played concurrently, starting at 12:00pm.

Congratulations to all our players who gave their best on the day, in excellent bowling conditions of sunshine and gentle (albeit varying) breeze.

Congratulations to the squad from Wisemans Ferry in winning the day. This is the first time in the 22 year history of the tournament that Wisemans Ferry BC have won the trophy.
Second place overall went to Asquith with Dangar Island taking out third spot.


Teams:

Singles Pairs Triples Fours
Lead M Schwarcz D Palm K Robinson
Second G McIntosh R Gamble
Third K Tuckerman
Skip P Eagle W Phillips T Burnett N Roach
Results 31/30
Asquith 1
17/19
Dangar Island
22/12
Hornsby
16-33
Asquith 1

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Peter delivering one of his winning shots.

In the singles, Peter Eagle worked his way to a 30/25 position, then found his opponent hard to shake, taking 6 more ends before winning 31 to 30. A great effort Peter.

Our Pairs team of Michael and Warren had a close match and were always in touch. Unfortunately they could not hang on to the last couple of ends losing the match by 4 shots.

Trent showed his skills as a skilled skip, calling the shots then backing up with his own display of draw and weighted shots. The team was never in trouble taking the match 22 to 12.

The fours team came up against a very strong team and found the going very tough, losing by 17 shots.

Next year the tournament will be held at Wisemans Ferry. This will most likely be a 2 day event as they only have 1 green. Could make for an entertaining weekend??

Apologies for not having a squad photo as some members did not stay after their games.

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