Ten-year-old out to make Kiama honor board

EYE ON THE PRIZE: Mick Weir was the hero in the Major Pairs Semi Final on Sunday afternoon. Photo: contributed.
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Mick Weir was the hero in the Major Pairs Semi Final on Sunday afternoon. Photo: contributed.

Kiama Bowls Club Pairs Finalist for 2018 have been decided with both Major and Minor competitions down to the last two teams. 

In the Majors, Neville Norris and Murray Sheather have made their first Major final with a 22-13 upset victory over Brian Vickers and club champion Russell Campbell. 

Norris/Sheather fought back from behind to win six of the last eight ends to reach the final. They will face 2013/14 champions Terry Boniface and Mick Weir who won a classic semi final 21-20 against Kiama new boys Gavin and Dean Aitken. 

The Aitken brothers lead for the majority of the match however Boniface/Weir picked up four shots in the last two ends to have the match tied on 21 ends.

On the extra end, the Aitkens held game before Weir drew a toucher with the last bowl of the game to reach their fourth final in six years. 

The story of the weekend however belongs to ten-year-old Jacob Aitken and new gun Dieter Zimmerman who reached their first Minor Pairs Final. 

Aitken/Zimmerman defeated Warren Steel/Rob Milton 18-12 on Saturday before defeating Peter McBeath/Barry Breasley 23-18 in the semi final on Sunday afternoon. 

Jacob, in his first competitive year, will be keen to add his name to the Kiama honor board at such a young age. 

Aitken/Zimmerman will face Rob Hill and Dave Kohlenberg in the final after winning their semifinal against favourites Brian Vickers/Damien Loone.

The match was all tied up at 12-12 with seven ends to play, however Hill/Kohlenberg six of the last seven to win 22-14 and reach their first club final.

Both Major and Minor finals are on this Sunday at 1pm.