All eyes are on the final game for the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association Women’s Triples League this coming weekend, when the B team of Hong Kong Football Club need only restrict the second-placed Police team from winning by big margins to be crowned champions–just a single point will seal it for HKFC-B when they meet Police this weekend.
HKFC-B faced relegation candidate Indian Recreation Club at the Sports Road home green last Saturday Feb 8, after a short Chinese New Year break.
The three teams skipped by Erica Wong, Connie Wong and Priscilla Lam faced little resistance and all won with a comfortable margin.
While second-placed Hong Kong Police Bowling Club could only record a draw at Kowloon Bowling Green Club, the lead of HKFC was extended to 8 points entering the final game of the season.
Interesting enough, HKFC-B will travel to the Police Officers’ Club to play against the Police team in the final round. However, the Police not only need an 8-nil victory, they need to overcome a seemingly insurmountable 51-point shot difference margin with the high scoring HKFC-B team as well.
This weekend will only see the ladies in action as all the men’s games has given way to the women’s final games. The men’s final round of games will be played on Feb 22 instead.
Kowloon Cricket Club extended their lead in the Division 1 of the Men’s Triples League to 8 points, after playing all their games during the Chinese New Year break. With one game remaining, second-placed Kowloon Bowling Green Club maintains their hope of defending their title.
KCC, who defeated KBGC-A 8-nil during the break, also saw off Craigengower Cricket Club last Saturday to finish their Triples League season’s 9-week fixture with 51 points.
KBGC-B, who defeated the Police team 7-1 last week, will face CCC at home in their last game of the season. As they are behind the leader by 8 points, and also behind on shot difference by a margin of 9, anything less than an 8-nil victory will mean failure to their charge for the championship.
It will be equally entertaining at the wrong end of the table as the last four teams are only separated by 4 points. The bottom team HKFC-A will host the Police – who is third from bottom–at home in the last game.
Claudius Lam is an Officer with the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association.