TUNCURRY (1) has clamed the Zone 11 bowls grade one pennant while the club has also clamed the grade two flag.
This follows a hard fought win over Wingham. The margin is not a true indication of the game with Wingham leading for much of the time. With two ends to play Tuncurry only held a slender three shot lead, but a seven to Matt Sargeant’s rink and a two to Rex Johnston’s side gave them a flattering 12 shot result. Tuncurry (2) also wrapped up the grade two title despite losing a close game to Forster(1). The top two grades have gone the way of Tuncurry.
Grade 3: Taree Leagues are leading from Old Bar but not with enough margin to declare them the winners. The washed out round three game will need to be played before a winner is decided. Old Bar will need a miracle, requiring a 10-0 win against Palms and hoping Leagues suffer a 10-0 defeat at Harrington.
Grade 4: Again the washed out game will need to be played,where the top four sides play each other. In this the closest grade Forster are leading Gloucester by three points. Forster will play third placed Black Head and Gloucester travel to Tuncurry. A loss to either of them will be disastrous.
Grade 5: Tuncurry recorded a 10-0 victory over Sporties and have been declared the winners by a comfortable 18 points from Taree West.
Grade 6.1: Leaders Taree Railway locked up this section with a resounding win over second placed Lansdowne. They finished a massive 24.5 points ahead.
Grade 6.2: Leaders Wingham lost, second placed Harrington won, so the washed out game will need to be played. In what looks to be the harder game, Harrington must defeat third placed Gloucester, and Wingham will travel to Palms. The winner here will play Railway to decide the grade.
Grade 7.1: Taree Railway notched up another section win and await the winners of the other section to decide the grade.
Grade 7.2: With Black Head having the bye Harrington have gone to the lead by four points. The washed out game will also decide this section. Harrington to play Wingham and Black Head to face Lansdowne.
All washed out games that will need to be played to decide grades/sections, will be played this Saturday.
Also this Saturday at Leagues, grade 1 winners Tuncurry, will be in a play-off game against the Zone 14 winners, Port City. The winner progresses to the State finals in August.