Novice titles to Mosman Park and Mt Lawley

by Pieter Harris

Women’s Novice Singles

Mosman Park’s Catherine Chappelle is the 2020-21 Henselite Women’s Champion of Champion Novice Singles winner after she defeated Leeming’s Jan Gleeson at the Stirling Bowling Club on Sunday.

Earlier in the Semi Finals Chappelle defeated Jeni Smith (Willetton) 21-16, while Gleeson beat Alison Smith (Doubleview) 21-13.

The final was an early shot for shot and end for end affair which then became a string of ends won each but never more than four the difference. Catherine Chappelle was the first to win two ends in a row and taking a 6-3 lead. Jan Gleeson hit back to go one better and win three ends in a row, including a four, to lead 10-6 in the race to 21. Chappelle was not to be out done and put together a string of ends to retake the lead at 12-10.

Again, Gleeson put together a run of three ends and again stretched the lead to four. Chappelle worked her way back with the usual run of winning ends and leveled the match at 17 all with both players now within one end of victory. It was Catherine Chappelle who grabbed the occasion and ended the game with that magical four to move to 21-17 and take home the 2020-21 Trophy.

Men’s Novice Singles

Mt Lawley’s Cameron Green is the 2020-21 Henselite Men’s Champion of Champion Novice Singles winner after defeating Bassendean’s Matthew Watson at the Stirling Bowling Club.

In the Semi Finals, Green defeated Brad Hogg (Manning) 21-15 and Watson overcame Alex Hodge (Gosnells) 21-18.

Early in the final Matthew Watson was able to build a lead on the indoor surface and hold Green at bay. The two men may have been playing for less than two years, but both showed they have the talent and temperament to build on their performances at these championships.

After being behind for much of the game, Cameron Green played the bowl of the day on the 17th end by removing Watson’s three closest bowls to win the end with a two and to draw level. It was at this point that Green’s confidence continued to grow and he slowly pulled away to finish strongly and win the match 21-16 and take hold of the trophy for Mt Lawley.

Results available at Champion of Champions Singles 2021