SGBD Champion of Champions runner-up Terry Corcoran and winner Peter Forrest.
The premier event in the SGBD Men’s calendar was held at Toora over the weekend of January 3 & 4.
Known as the Champion of Champions it pits all of the 16 clubs singles champions against each other.
Saturday’s first round saw a couple of upsets, with a couple of the more fancied competitors being knocked out.
Mirboo North’s Mike Arnold defeating Korumburra’s Peter Spark and Kane Hrovat from Foster defeating Inverloch’s Mick Coram opened both ends of the draw right up.
Other winners were Arthur Newsome from Tarwin Lower over Mick Collins from Port Welshpool and Peter Forrest, Phillip Island over the young fella from Fish Creek, Robin McKenzie.
Round 2, with the wind howling in from the North West but the temperature not quite at 38deg, the quarter finals began.
Terry Corcoran from Toora beat Brian Edwards from Corinella; Peter Forrest defeated Arthur Newsome and Wonthaggi’s Frank Seaton defeated Mike Arnold in a game that typified nearly all of the games held that weekend where the end result was decided by less than a handful of shots.
Sunday saw the defeat of Kane Horvat by Loch’s Keith Button completed the quarter final round.
The semi-finals were Peter Forrest v Frank Seaton and Keith Button v Terrry Corcoran.
Neither game would disappoint the spectators with the Forrest v Seaton game 90 per cent of the bowls were within 18 – 24 inches of the Jack in a display of precision bowling by the two.
In the other semi, Button shot out to a commanding lead but Corcoran on his home green reeled of 10 straight ends to get within 1 at 17 -18. Forward to the final end and, Terry led 22 – 21.
Keith had match with the four closest bowls when Terry played the bowl for the Tournament by trailing the jack back to his 3 bowls to give him a 25 – 21 victory.
In the final between Peter and Terry it was Peter got off to a flyer and led comfortably but Terry gained some composure and managed to peg back the lead to less than a handful, but Peter’s experience came to the fore and he managed to pull away and secure his first Champion of Champions.
Finally congratulations to Toora and Alan Spooner for the way the greens were presented in some really trying conditions.