It was a hard fought day of bowls that came right down to the last shot for both the Men’s and Women’s Provincial Pairs Championships held this weekend at the Wanderers Lawn Bowls Club. With the second set of spots in the 2022 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championship on the line- the competition was excellent all weekend long on the greens in Downtown Halifax. In the Women’s Pairs, it was the team of Debbie Tower and Nancy Latimer who came through the B Bracket to win the title defeating defending champions Ann Marie Siteman and Vicki Balcom in two hard fought contests- 18-14 in the 9am session and 16-15 in the afternoon session. The final match came down to the last three shots of the 18th end with excellent final bowls from Latimer and Tower to get the single shot they needed to win the match and the championship. In the Men’s Pairs, it came right down to the final session of the weekend as Steve Ogden and Steve Bezanson won their 8th Provincial Men’s Pairs Championship together as a team- defeating Rick Fry and Rick Burrows 15-14 in an extra game after a win earlier in the day to force the final round decider. After a strong 5-0 start for the Fry and Burrows combination- it was the former Canadian Pairs winners Ogden and Bezanson who went on a 5 end run to take the lead back. After tight late stages of the game- Fry and Burrows forced their way back into the match with a single in the 17th. Hoping to force the extra end, Fry trailed the Jack back slightly on his second bowl of the final end to sit 2 and a close chance at the three he needed to tie. In the end, a two point end was the final result and a 15-14 win to send Ogden and Bezanson back to the National Championship. Thanks to Wanderers Lawn Bowls Club for hosting an outstanding Provincial Pairs Championship! The bowls was top notch throughout the weekend. The next stop on the LBNS schedule, we head to the carpet of the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club for the Provincial Singles Championship- scheduled for September 25th to 26th in Truro.