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Talevski & Dodds Take Honours at Campbelltown

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Campbelltown Vintage Classic finished yesterday afternoon and spectators got to witness Mick Talevski dominate the senior menís division and see Mary Dodds scrape home by the narrowest of margins to take the honours at the second seniorsí ranked event of the year.

With competition beginning on Saturday morning with 8 games of qualifying, Talevski bowled games of 200, 214, 242, 216, 244, 187, 248 and 222 to finish the day with a total pinfall of 1773 and sit in third behind Andrew Thorpe in second (1791) and Albin Zagar in first (1828) with 8 games to be completed.

On Sunday, Talveski climbed the leader board in the first three games, bowling 203, 248 and 209 to then bowl 196 in the fourth game of the day.  Needing to bounce back the AMF Keon Park bowler rolled 257, 266, 246 and 268 to rocket up the leader board and win by 77 pins from Albin Zagar and Andrew Thorpe who both finished with a pinfall of 3589.

2018 Campbelltown Vintage Classic Winners
Mary Dodds & Mick Talevski

In the womenís division, eventual winner Mary Dodds got off to a strong start and tried to hold on in the final games, coming out of the blocks firing with games of 212, 201, 246, 194, 178, 209, 193 and 185.  With this Dodds hit the lead after the first block with a pinfall of 1618 but had 2017 rankings winner Julie Harrison (1556) ready to pounce and Heather Robertson (1528) in third but within striking distance.

On Sunday, Dodds started below her best bowling 193 in game one to hit back with 204 in game 2 of the day, but with the pressure mounting bowled 183 in game 3.  In game 5 and 6 Dodds bowled 169 and 179 to head into the second last game with the title still on the line.  However, with two games to go, the AMF Boronia bowler rolled 232 and 181 which saw second place getter Harrison finish with a 186.

This result in the final game saw Dodds take the title by 4 pins behind from Harrison (3188) in second and see Robertson finish in third (3142).  

Albin Zagar had the high game of the tournament, with a 299 in game 4 on Saturday.  Terry Wenban took out the Grand Senior male division, with a 218 average.

For the final standing visit  The next ranked event to be held will be the Werribee Youth Cup on 3rd & 4th March.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Webb, Campbelltown City Bowl