Bella'S Shield - David v Chris

The first end was a loosener which resulted in two to David, but thereafter there were some wafer thin margins. David pushed Chris into shot in the second, but Chris’ final wood nicked the jack, pushing it wide and on a measure it was shot to David for 3-0. The third was a measure till David’s last wood got a fine nick on Chris’ potential shot to give David shot. Chris’ final wood found the narrowest gap through everything in the end so that shot for David put him 4-0 up.

Chris came back into the game in the fifth, holding two till David came in for a measure for shot. Chris’ final wood pushed David wide so it was now a measure for third, but David misunderstood and kicked his wood away before the measure was made. He had to forfeit third wood, three to Chris meant he now trailed 3-4.

The next end was clear shot to David for 5-3; the next end was very tight but again David’s shot for 6-3. Now it was Chris in pole position in the seventh, holding two. David cut it to one but with his final wood nicked the jack, again to his disadvantage as on a measure it was two to Chris for 5-6. But with a ring of woods around the jack in the eighth the measure favoured David, one shot for 7-5 and the final end to play. Chris needed two to tie and he held them till David’s final wood took second and it was David’s match at 7-6. Well played both, and for Chris a good return to competition.