Darwin Gold finish top and host the final
The final round of the Super 9’s saw Nightcliff Black too strong for Darwin Gold but it was not enough for the Tigers to overtake the Buffaloes on the ladder.
The season finished with Darwin Gold retaining top spot and the right to host the grand final on Saturday August 31st starting at 1.00pm.
The top position was settled after the round 11 matches where Darwin Gold played Katherine which was a must win match for Katherine. Darwin Gold had to win to retain top spot and win the right to host the final. Katherine had to win to stay in the hunt for second spot and a berth in the final.
The result was tight with the pairs match between Paul Rodin and Warren Corowa a close encounter with Katherine’s Barry Beaumont and Peter Wagstaff. Corowa and Rodin won on the last end 17/16 in a fantastic game.
The Fours went down to the wire with John Menneguzzi’s team of Corryn Huddy, Greg Wetzler, and Mark Diamond (Darwin Gold) fighting to the finish but went down 16/18 to Don McGowan’s team of Chris Parsonson, Johnno Carr, and Lisa Hambour from Katherine after 21 ends.
The Triples match was led from the start by Darwin Gold with Trystan Smallacombe skipping and teaming with Barry Orr and Jen Redshaw to gain a strong lead to win 22/13 and providing enough shots for Darwin Gold to win the big board and top spot.
The final round saw Katherine too strong for Darwin Blue, and Nightcliff Black accounted for Darwin Gold, giving Nightcliff Black a clear break from Katherine and a spot in the grand final.
The scene has been set for grand final showdown between Darwin Gold and Nightcliff Black.
Both sides will field strong teams this Saturday in what should prove to be a fantastic finale to a long season.
The final under the dome at Darwin Bowls Club will start at 1.00pm and should be a cracker!
Come along and watch a fantastic game with the Territory’s best competing to win the flag.