Vic­tory for teen player at Pres­i­dent’s Day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.”

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