Victory for teen player at President’s Day
BINJOUR Bowls Club’s Ladies President’s Day attracted a full green with mixed teams of North and South Burnett bowlers.
Binjour’s 14-year-old Brittany Wiley, the new B-grade ladies singles champion for Kingaroy Association, skipped her team to victory, 18-16.
Brittany described the game of “alternating shots, close all the way through” as a relaxed one with lots of laughs.
Opposing skip Heather Price, of Monto, said competitions where players from different clubs formed each team added to the challenge factor, as did playing against Brittany.
As the game on rink 2 ended, skip Maureen Kemp, of Kingaroy, said their game became an uneven contest after the teams levelled at 15-all.
“For eight ends, we were stuck on 15,” Kemp said. “Even when we got close, Daphne took the shot away from me.”
For opposing skip Daphne Stewart, Kingaroy’s B-grade singles runner-up, “it was just skill” that kept Kemp’s team at 15.
On rink 1, Wondai ladies’ president Hazel Keding led her team to victory, defeating Di Currell’s team 20 to 17.
Currell, of Yarraman, described the green as fast, with the biggest challenge of the close game being “that last end”.
Mundubbera president Sally Buchanan and Kingaroy’s Sharon Yeates took up the tale.
“We all lost our bowls in the ditch, except one (in that last end),” Buchanan laughed.
“We were neck and neck 9-9 on 11 ends, and 10-10 on 18 ends.”
Then their fortune changed, said Yeates.
“Even ends, even score, then we dropped a jolly six (and) it’s hard to come back at the late stage of the game.”