Featherby and Warburton Combine for Another Title

by Pieter Harris on December 18, 2023

Lisa Featherby (Mosman Park) and Linda Warburton (Brunswick) played an outstanding game of bowls in the final to run away with the 2023-24 Dyenamic Women’s State Pairs title.

In the first Semi-Final, Featherby overcame a slow start to overrun the highly credentialed pairing of Kristina Krstic (Manning) and Helen Morss (South Perth). Krstic grabbed a five on the first end and led 8-0 after only three ends. A string of nine winning ends to Featherby and Warburton, saw a complete turnaround in the game, with Featherby building a match winning 16-8 lead. The last six ends of the game, saw both teams trading shots to eventually see Featherby make her way into the final with a 20-14 win.

The second Semi-Final saw all of the 2022-23 State Triples team involved with Chris Ace-Watson (Mosman Park) teaming up with Irene Leahy (Kalgoorlie). On the other team was triples winning teammate Jill Adam (Geraldton) with her partner Fiona Panting (Geraldton). Adam started solidly, winning the first two ends to lead 4 -0 and then grabbing a big six, to stretch her lead to 10-3 after only five ends. It was a game of big numbers, as Ace-Watson worked her way back into the game by getting a four and a two to draw level, only to drop a four to Adam to again fall behind. A five to Ace-Watson gave her the lead for the first time in the match and from there she was never headed, winning seven of the last eight ends to draw away 29-15.

The final had all the makings of a close fought contest, but it was Featherby and Warburton that took control early over Ace-Watson and Leahy. After five ends Featherby led 10-0 when Ace-Watson finally got on the board with a two. Another couple of winning ends to Featherby again saw the lead stretch, when Ace-Watson showed some life by getting a three to be behind 5-13. Ace-Watson was still fighting hard but the Featherby pair were having none of it with some precise bowling. A three and two singles stretched the lead to thirteen and despite Ace-Watson continuing to take it up to Featherby on the green, the scoreboard showed the result was never in doubt from there. The game ended up finishing two ends short with Featherby and Warburton not able to be caught, winning their second Dyenamic Women’s State Pairs as a duo 25-6.