Hillside Bowling Club Pairs final

Pictured from left are Graham Fowler, Eric Phillip, James Collier of tournament sponsors Emslie Collier, Hazel Campbell and Steve Middleton. Photo by Keddie Law.
Pictured from left are Graham Fowler, Eric Phillip, James Collier of tournament sponsors Emslie Collier, Hazel Campbell and Steve Middleton. Photo by Keddie Law.

The final of Hillside Bowling Club Pairs competition last Friday (July 4) turned out to be a real nail-biting match.

In what many thought would be the final end Hazel Campbell and Steve Middleton, of Hillside Bowling Club, held a one-shot advantage, with a further shot in the count.

Forfar (Boyle BC) opponents Graham Fowler and Eric Phillip took three shots to remove the lying bowl and burn the end, thereby forcing an extra deciding end.

Good fortune stayed with the Forfar pair as they drew two shots to scrape home by 13 shots to 12.

Beaten semi-finalists were Elizabeth and Ernie Pratt and Andy Christieson and Dave Hampton.

By way of consolation Hazel and Steve were awarded the Jim Knox trophy as best Hillside BC performers in any competition.