Mt Lawley Consistency Singles results

by Aaron Delaporte

The traditional season opener the Mt Lawley Consistency Singles was back and played on some newly installed synthetic greens and under the 4-3-2-1 scoring system for the four closest bowls each end. A large contingent of WA best bowlers took place in the event along with Perth Sun representative Trystan Smallacombe who flew in from the Northern Territory to compete.

Whilst Trystan won through several rounds he was eventually defeated by John Slavich (Doubleview) in the quarter final where he was joined by surprise packet Ben Leggett (Joondalup), along with the talented duo of Daniel Trewhella (Manning) and Matthew Mitchell (Emu Point).

In the Women’s Competition all four finalists were very accomplished players in Laura Merz (Manning), Liz Matthews (Manning), Lisa Featherby (Mosman Park) and Toni Madigan (North Beach) who won their way through to the final days on Sunday September 19th.

Played in good conditions all finalists gave a great account of themselves in the semi finals particularly in the Men’s semi’s where both games could have gone either way.

Ben Leggett

Liz Matthew’s defeated Laura Merz 100-70.
Lisa Featherby defeated Toni Madigan 100-78.
Mitchell defeated John Slavich 131-126.
Leggett defeated Daniel Trewhella 130-128.

This setup for what promised to be some exciting finals. Unfortunately the matches didn’t pan out that way as Liz Matthews played a great game to out point Lisa Featherby winning 122-88 and the experience of Matthew Mitchell who claimed his first major singles title won 150-110 over a gallant 22yo Ben Leggett who certainly had the best performance of his brief career which looks to be very promising. Liz and Matthew very deserving winners in this unique singles event.

Mt Lawley would like to congratulate all the winners and participants in this event along with their sponsors Irving & Keenan Real Estate plus all the club members at Mt Lawley who volunteered to make the event run smoothly.

In another big announcement Mt Lawley will also be the host for the Men’s Masters Singles which will be the last event on the Bowls Calendar for the 2021-22 season giving Mt Lawley the bookend competitions. Further details of this event will come out closer to the playing dates of May 20-22 2021.