Updated: Jun 15
The Federation Australian Pairs was held from Sunday 12th thru Wednesday 15th June in unusually high temperatures of 30 to 39 degrees for this time of year. Both the Mijas teams kept their cool in winning 3 games to progress to the finals.
Juan Abeal/Geoff Edginton beat Nina McKenzie/Alan Gateshill (Saydo) in a close encounter in the preliminary round and then beat Peter Togneri/A.Wake (Saydo) before overcoming Ron Jones/Julian Thomas in the semi final.
John and Sheila Wilson beat three La Posada teams on the way to the final. Nick Cummins/Pat Baker 17-14 in the preliminary round, Jeff Rowe/George Hamlin 17-10 in the QFs and then Mick Ansted/Stuart Brickley in the semi final.
The early stages of the Final was a close affair with single shots being traded and good quality bowls by all the players. As the game progressed the Wilsons were able to score a couple of threes while keeping Geoff and Juan to singles and doubles. Despite a couple of drive shots from Geoff to keep the game alive in ends 16 and 17 the Wilsons took a 7 shot lead into the final end and picked up another single to see out the game with a 19-11 scoreline.
The Federation Chairman Ron Jones presented the trophy and prizes to the Finalists and thanked La Posada and their Umpires for their use of the rink, hospitality and support during the event.
This was the last Federation Event before the Summers Championships in September.