Chavis, Gibson win bocce gold

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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* Results
Photo gallery – women’s bocce
* April 13: Opening ceremony
* April 13: Men’s bocce ball opens Games
* March 18: Last day to register
* Feb. 8: Senior Games set for April
* Oct. 18, 2014: 4 locals win gold at NC Senior Games

HAMLET — There was a fair distance between Evelyn Snow’s ball and the pallino and that of  her competitor’s best attempt.

“Alright, I’m gonna see if I can get it closer,” Snow said.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Odelia Wall scored an 8-2 win over Odessa Brown in a first-round matchup in the women's 80-84 bracket.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Odelia Wall scored an 8-2 win over Odessa Brown in a first-round matchup in the women’s 80-84 bracket.

Jeanette Gibson was ready.

“Be my guest,” Gibson challenged.

But Snow couldn’t, and the Rockingham woman suffered a 10-0 defeat toGibson early Tuesday morning on the second day of the 25th annual Senior Games of Richmond County in the women’s 70 to 74 age division bocce final.

Snow, a former Uwharrie Senior Games gold medal winner, said the rules are different for the Richmond County contest. Here, Snow said, it’s one-and-one. In some other county levels and at the state competition, it’s best two out of three.

“I don’t get warmed up until after the first game,” Snow said.

No matter, though: “I’m out here for the fun of it.”

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Carrie Henson smiled through a 9-0 defeat to Glennie Chavis in the women's 75 to 79 final.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Carrie Henson smiled through a 9-0 defeat to Glennie Chavis in the women’s 75 to 79 final.

Though highly competitive during play, opponents remain friends after the contest is over. Inevitably, one advances and one doesn’t; that’s the very nature of sport.

In the women’s 75 to 79 division final, Glennie Chavis scored a 9-0 win over Carrie Henson. Complete results are in the “results” tab at the top of the page.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Barbara McLain wills her ball towards the pallino. It works, as she scored a 5-2 win over Lois Adrianse in early round play of the women's 80 to 84 age group.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Barbara McLain wills her ball towards the pallino. It works, as she scored a 5-2 win over Lois Adrianse in early round play of the women’s 80 to 84 age group.

 

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