NURIOOTPA and Angaston will face off for the Barossa & Light division one bowls premiership after the weekend’s finals results.
Sunday success for Angaston
Angaston survived a nervous encounter against Eudunda in the preliminary final on Sunday, winning by eight shots.
David Jaunay and Liam Buckley took out four and three-shot wins, respectively, but it was Michael Campbell’s crew that did the damage, triumphing 27-19.
Brian Bowden’s side was the only defeated team on the day for Angaston, going down by seven shots.
Nuri’s sweet Saturday
Earlier, Nuriootpa qualified for the grand final with a 12-shot semi-final win over Angaston on Saturday.
Adam Forbes’ four dominated proceedings, beating David Jaunay’s side by 11 shots.
Ash Schultz and Wayne Williams also earned thrilling wins for Nuri, while Liam Buckley’s team knocked off Stewie Allen’s squad by two shots.
In the other semi-final, Eudunda thrashed Lyndoch by 53 shots – a result that included a 27-shot win in one of the rinks.
In division 2A, Nuriootpa Black and Tanunda will contest for the premiership after the former beat Nuriootpa Gold in Sunday’s preliminary final.
Denise Baker’s four was the strongest, beating Mick Butler’s outfit by nine shots.
Phil Gould earned the sole win for Gold, overcoming Peter Buckley by three shots.
A day earlier, on Saturday, Tanunda advanced straight to the grand final by overcoming Nuriootpa Black by one shot.
David Armstrong’s side earned a 10-shot win over Alan Fyfe’s squad, while Bernie Wallace knocked off Denise Baker by four shots.
Peter Buckley’s team almost won the contest for Black, as it defeated Des Schiller’s outfit by 13 shots.
Nuriootpa Gold also ended Angaston’s season in the other semi-final.
Phil Gould’s crew was the big winners on the day, beating Judy Argent’s rink by 15 shots.