North Beach Provides Women’s Novice Champ

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Played 27th April 2015 North Beach’s Carol Booker finish like a train to defeat Cathy Hopewell (Byford) 21-12 in the final of the Women’s Champion of Champion Novice Singles.
In the Semi Finals Booker worked hard to defeat Eleanor Engelen (Morley) 17-13 while Hopewell had all the answers in defeating Julia Barron (Merriwa AFA) 17-10.
The final started with Booker leading the way and jumping out to a 6-2 lead before Hopewell found her feet. The score soon evened up with Hopewell grabbing a single and a three and then scoring another single to take the lead. Bowl for bowl and shot for shot the two ladies went showing off a high level of skill. First Hopewell would take the lead and then Booker would win consecutive ends to take the lead only for Hopewell to level it up again. At 12-12 it looked like the crowd was going to be waiting awhile for their champion. But then suddenly Booker found a little bit extra and won the next five ends. A single, triple, two, another triple put her within one of the title. With three more close bowls it seemed like it was all over but a last gasp from Hopewell put the result in doubt before Booker got the final shot required with a last end measure to take the Women’s Champion of Champion Novice Championship.
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