Young gun Nick Cahill has turned in a terrific tournament performance to take out the Launceston International Bowls Classic ahead of Josh Walker-Davis.
The LIBC returned this year under a rebranded after being formerly known as the Bill Springer Invitational Mad Dog Singles.
The LIBC is now classified by Bowls Australia as a tier-three event, supported by City of Launceston Council and Events Tasmania and is the country's richest invitational singles event.
The star-studded field was headlined by Rebecca Van Asch and Mark Nitz, who were recently named in the Tasmania Tridents team for the Bowls Premier League which gets underway later this year.
Fellow Trident Taelyn Male and Tridents coach Mark Strochnetter also showcased their wares at the revamped tournament but did not make it to the pointy end of the tournament.
Prior to the tournament, Walker-Davis and Chris Roach had been tipped as the favourites to take out the prize at the Longford Bowls Club.
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Walker-Davis was impressive throughout the tournament where he knocked over David Gentford 15-5 in the quarter-final. Chris Dudman won a tight match against Isaac Maughan in a game that went to the wire.
That set-up Dudman's semi-final against Nick Cahill, who delivered an epic performance over Strochnetter in an wonderful showcase of skill and talent.
After a slow start where Dudman demonstrated his wares early, Cahill found his form and touch mid-way through their match-up to level the fixture.
Emerging Jackaroo Cahill rode the momentum against Dudman to storm into the lead before Dudman showcased his wisdom to execute some terrific touch to claim two to set-up a cracking final end.
Another fixture which went down to the wire, Cahill edged Dudman 14-11 to ensure he would be in the grand final.
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Newly-named Trident Nitz was out-shone by Walker-Davis in their semi-final. Young gun Walker-Davis read the greens beautifully throughout the finals and adapted his approach to take an early lead over Nitz.
Nitz used his experience to claim one late on in his semi-final but Walker-Davis steadied in the final ends to secure a grand final spot.
Coming into the grand final, Walker-Davis was the in-form bowler after winning eight straight fixtures prior to the decider.
However, it was mainlander Cahill who jumped out to an early lead over qualifier Walker-Davis early into the big dance.
Elegant with the forehand, Walker-Davis showed glimpses in the opening ends but Cahill held all the answers. The Tweed Heads product claimed four in the seventh end to establish a strong lead.
Cahill was never headed throughout the grand final and held steady to secure a victory.
Dudman won the third-place play-off while Strochnetter won the local final to conclude the tournament.
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