Tasmanian Men’s Armed State Singles Winner – Peter Thow

Peter Thow of the Penguin Club has won the inaugural/2019 State Armed
Bowlers Singles defeating Kevan Gaffney of the Latrobe Club 21/7 at Rosney Club.
Peter was a member of the Tas. State Squad in Newcastle in 2018 where he skipped in the four’s and pairs, scoring a +1 against Vic (13/12)and a +2 against NSW (14/12) in the four’s as well as three draws in the pairs against SA(11/11) NSW (13/13)and WA (12/12).

Below (courtesy of Bowls Tas) is a report on the Final of the State Armed Singles.

“I felt bad for Peter Thow & Kevan Gaffney as they had won through to the Final of the singles but got no write up yesterday as I hadn’t received their results. They had both had to win through their section and a Semi Final, a tough day of bowls just to make it this far! Thow who 3 years ago made the Semi Final of the Open Pairs, was the favourite for this match but favourites don’t always win! A 4 on the first end to Thow gave him the upper hand but not even he would have expected what would happen next. Despite losing a 2 on the next end, Thow would win 5 ends in a row, 4 of which were multiples and led 17-2 in a race to 21. It was an impressive performance by Thow who would now find it very difficult to lose this game. Gaffney would win 3 of the next 4 ends to reduce the score to 7-18 but Thow would pick up a 3 and the Final would be over in 12 ends. A short lived final but a performance of the highest standard. After the game I asked Thow about he was able to pick up the nuances of the green so quickly “I was very happy with my game. I guess the speed of the green was a lot like you get in the winter on the tiff dwarf greens on the sunshine coast which I usually play well on. Also, as you would be well aware, one must take particular note of how the green is playing in the roll up, which I think I did.”

You can read Peter’s thoughts on the proposed 1st May ’19 changes in “Your Comments”