Packer team win Masters Triples

by Aaron Delaporte

Cody Packer has cemented his ranking as the number 1 bowler in WA with another Masters victory teaming with Scott Walker and Jack East for a fairly comprehensive win in the Bassendean Men’s Masters Triples, supported by Cork and Bottle.

After getting through a strong section which included back to back winners Slavich, Such and Opie the Packer team were too good for three very handy teams on finals day. They won their quarter final Moyle, Novak and Faulkner 18-11 had a very comfortable 23-10 win over Douthie, Hunter, Auguston before eventually prevailing in a good quality final 18-9 against Blake Nairn, Simon Alden and Clive Adams.

In the final both teams trading single scores before Nairn’s team had their best end of the game scoring a triple to lead 4-1 however from that point onwards it was pretty much all Packers side with Jack East leading well and Scott Walker playing perhaps the best game on the rink with many pinpoint draw shots up against a fluctuating breeze giving them the advantage on most ends. When needed Packer was also able to deliver the goods and he ultimately played the match winning bowl on the second last end with the score at 13-9 he removed the shot bowl to give his team a 3 and a 16-9 lead. When Nairn was unable to kill the end and Packer’s team picked up a two it was game over with the last end not required to be played.

Nairn’s team had played well to make the final with two good wins leading into the final but despite having many good bowls couldn’t match the consistency of the winners overall. The event was the first major open win for Jack East.

Congratulations to Bassendean Bowling Club for another great event and thank you to competition sponsors Cork and Bottle, one of the best wine bars in Perth.

The next event on the Masters Calendar is the Men’s Masters Singles which will be played at Manning Bowling Club. Entries close on December 6th.

Bassendean Men’s Masters Triples Sectional Results

Bassendean Men’s Masters Triples Finals Results