07 Jul 2014 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUL (NAMPA) - The TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC) was crowned the champion of the 2014 National Bowls League in Windhoek over the weekend.
The two-day event started on Saturday.
A statement availed to Nampa by the Namibian National Bowling League (NNBL) on Monday said the Windhoek-based TransNamib Bowling Club secured a total of 56 points, just ahead of the Rossmund Bowling Club (RBC), who came in second with 53 points.
The third place went to Namib Park Bowling Club (NPBC) from Walvis Bay.
Both TransNamib teams (mens and womens) won their respective divisions, while Rossmund took the top honours in the mixed category.
The statement noted that as expected, the two-horse race in the mens division between TNBC and NPBC went down to the wire on Saturday. In the first encounter, the title contenders (both on 15 points) went head-to-head in the capital. Although the Namib Park players put up a good fight, it was not enough to match their rivals who made full use of their home advantage. The game ended 25-8 in favour of TransNamib.
The win would later prove crucial for the TNBC men, as they went on to lose their second game of the day against Rossmund while the NPBC players won their second encounter against the Windhoek Bowling Club (WBC).
With both teams sitting on 17 points after a whole day of action, the superior shot aggregate of TBNC meant they edged out the team from Walvis Bay be crowned the new champions.
Their female club compatriots, on the other hand, won their title in a more convincing fashion. The statement noted that going into the last match-day with a four-point lead at the top, the TNBC ladies underlined their championship ambitions one last time as they triumphed over NPBC (20-11) and Rossmund (21-10) in their two matches of the day to clinch the top overall win.
The mixed category was also hotly contested.
Defending champions Team Rossmund held a two-point advantage over TransNamib going into the last day.
A 20-16 win over Windhoek Bowling Club in the morning gave the defending champion some much-needed confidence to tackle their closest rival in the second game of the day, and they used their momentum to perfection, crushing TransNamib with 21-1 scoreline.