Twins in big Masters win

by Aaron Delaporte

Twin sisters Shaan Saunders and Amanda Masters from Osborne Park Bowling Club have recorded their first major open title as they combined to trounce a strong field at the North Beach Ladies Masters Pairs yesterday Monday 11th January 2021.

Photo: Tournament sponsor Glenda Cooper with winners Amanda Masters and Shaan Saunders

The competition which was scheduled to begin last Friday initially had a false start with play abandoned due to hot weather before matches were completed on Saturday and Sunday with the semi-finals and finals played out yesterday under much cooler conditions.

Saunders and Masters were simply sensation in winning the event. They defeated Lee Poletti (Mosman Park) and Kaye Blackwell (North Beach) in the quarter finals before two big wins including a 22-12 semi-final victory over Vicky Ellis (North Beach) and Dot Glass (Northam) before winning the final impressively 21-9 over previous winners Kristina Krstic and Helen Heal from Manning.

In the 18 end final Masters and Saunders began well winning the first four ends to lead 6-0 before the score progressed with bowls teams having some good ends to 9-5. It was at this point the decisive end came when Amanda Masters played a great upshot to send the jack into the ditch and Shaan Saunders then removed the closest opposition bowl with another drive which resulted in them picking up 6 to move to a big 15-5 lead. The two teams traded scores over the remaining ends before Kristic and Heal conceded leaving Masters and Saunders elated with a great victory.

Krstic and Heal had earlier survived a close encounter against Shelley Radcliffe and Renate Coote from Mosman Park 17-16.

Congratulations to the finalist and all those who participated in this event.

North Beach Ladies Masters Pairs results

The next events on the Dyenamic Masters Calendar will be the Doubleview Men’s Masters Pairs (Feb 7, 14-16) and the Mosman Park Women’s Masters Singles (Feb 19-21)