Pairs win perfect tonic

HAPPY Terry Knudson was delighted after he and partner David Ball claimed a revenge win and secured District Open Pairs success.

The duo recorded a 22-18 victory over Kris Lehfeldt and Michael Anderson in a high-quality final at South Lismore Bowling Club on Saturday.

It was a sweet triumph on home soil for the pair, who lost out to the same pairing in recent District Fours semi-final action.

Knudson said solid all-round form had paved the way for the success, which reversed the outcome of the recent Ballina RSL clash.

"It is always good to get that bit of revenge," he said.

"In that semi-final, they played some incredible shots and deserved their win.

"We just played consistently today and did well."

Knudson and Ball took an early hold of the best of 21 ends clash, storming to an early 9-3 lead.

The pair withstood an attempted fightback from the Ballina Cherry St pair to eventually seal the win.

It was a third title in the event for the pair, who have been among the region's top bowlers for several years.

"I think our secret is communication," Knudson said.

"We know each other's games and it's just having those years of experience.

"It was good to win and good for South Lismore as well I think. It's a good little club here.

"I am really happy."

Knudson thanked his opponents for the match and their sportsmanship.

Favourable weather conditions meant multiple matches took place over a busy weekend of action at the Wilson St club.

B-grade Pairs on Saturday provided some exciting encounters, with Gary Chidgley and Glen McPherson snaring a 19-18 win over David Ball and Col Cole.

Russell Watt and Kevin Soward overcame Clive Tressider and Graham Duff 22-19 in another tough tussle, while John Lees and Tony Turcato saw off Dick Nolan and Tom Smith 29-11.

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