Hastings’ Wait For Elusive Title Ends
Played 27th April 2015 The Women’s Champion of Club Champion Singles has been a singles event that has eluded Manning’s Therese Hastings for the whole of her bowls career. That is until today when Hastings defeated North Beach’s Debra Rhine 25-16 in a high quality final at the Yokine Bowling Club.
Hastings breezed through her Semi Final contest against Kathy Gobbart (Gingin) with a quick fire 21-6 victory. Rhine was equally impressive if not a little slower in her 21-10 win against Trish Cunningham (Sorrento).
The final started as an even contest with Hastings leading 2-1 but holding two before Rhine played a great conversion shot to turn the end in her favour and grab a two of her own. Consistent bowls and breaking opponents down is a trait Hastings has displayed for much of her career and a three on the next end followed by a number of other scoring ends saw Hastings open up a 9-4 lead. Going bowl for bowl saw Rhine stay in the game and keep Hastings from extending the lead but also unable to get any closer. At 13-8 came the decisive break by Hastings as she won a string of ends to extend the lead to 11 with a 19-8 score line. A four to Rhine put her back in the picture at 13-20 but a three to Hastings put the game within her reach at 23-13. Rhine dug in and won the next couple of ends but a back toucher and then another close counter allowed Hastings to close out the game with two shots and take the Women’s Champion of Club Champion Title. Therese Hastings now has the opportunity to represent Western Australia at the National Titles to be held in Queensland in September and to hopefully go on and play for the World Title.
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