2016 Sale Men’s Classic Pairs wrap-up
The cream rose to the top at Sale’s DMG Financial Men’s Classic Pairs, with Ringwood’s Tony Wood and Clayton’s State under 18 representative Alex Skilton victorious in the 2016 event.
Wood and Skilton won the relaunched tournament, featuring Bowls Australia ranking points, with four wins from their five matches and an overall margin of 42 shots.
In a high-quality field, Wood and Skilton finished ahead of MCC Kew’s Safuan Said and Garry Ball, who headed third-placed Jay Bye-Norris (Essendon) and Vince McIlwain (Traralgon) on percentage.
It came down to the last of the five rounds, with Safuan and Ball defeated in their final match to open the door for Wood and Skilton to win the tournament following a convincing victory in their final round.
The event, which is back after a hiatus in 2015, has big plans for 2017 and beyond.
Sale Bowls Club bowls co-ordinator Jan Morton says the the club is working with nearby Yarram Country Club, which may piggyback a fours tournament on to the Sale Men’s Classic Pairs next year.
For full results of the 2016 Sale Men’s Classic Pairs, click here.