Bold Bernard is in fine form

PUBLISHED: 13:57 30 September 2010

bernard chaplin

bernard chaplin


Cranbrook Bowls’ Bernard Chaplin scooped two titles at the club’s finals

BERNARD CHAPLIN had plenty to smile about after a magnificent double victory as Cranbrook Park Bowls Club waved goodbye to the summer with their club finals.

Chaplin (above) showed his class with a battling 23-11 win over Gerry Weiland in the Senior Handicap Final and then followed it up in the Charity Cup Final where a battling performance from Malcolm Goss could not prevent Chaplin winning by 21-11.

It proved to be a disappointing weekend for Goss, who had done superbly to make the Club Championship Final, only to find Brian Springham in superb form.

Springham collected the trophy with a 21-4 victory to leave Goss empty-handed.

Gerry Weiland actually made four finals, but was victorious in just one of them.

Joe Swinburne beat him in the fixed jack by 95-75, before Weiland teamed up with Gerry Luton in the drawn pairs final where they were beaten in the final by Sol Macatonia and Trevor Harber by 22-16.

It was Harber’s first final in his first season for the club.

Weiland meanwhile, did make up for those three losses when at last he claimed a trophy.

He joined Ivor Miller for the final of the Choice Pairs where they overcame Margaret and Keith Powell in a tight match that went to the final end, by 15 shots to 14.

Fred Pirie claimed two trophies over the weekend, beginning with a 25-14 victory over Keith Powell, making it two defeats out of two for the unlucky Powell.

Pirie then pipped Tony Herbert 12-11 in a very tight Singles League Final to complete a perfect weekend.

Last, but by no means least, Jas Singh claimed the junior handicap trophy by beating John Knubley 21-14.

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