Best of the best tussle for title
BURNETT’S best female lawn bowlers went bowl-to-bowl in the champion of club champions’ singles playoffs this week for the opportunity to play in the zone carnival next month.
In the first match of the carnival, Binjour’s Brittany Wiley defeated Wondai’s Ros Oligmuller 25-14.
Oligmuller, last year’s singles champion for the South Burnett district, said she jumped out to a 6-3 lead.
“Then I lost the plot a little bit while I was on six and Brittany got in front of me. She played a perfect game,” she said.
Oligmuller, the Wondai singles champion, who will mark her 20th anniversary of playing lawn bowls in November, said analysis of each game was important.
“You see how she (Wiley) works, you see how she can get her points, but sometimes you lose your nerve,” she said.
Wiley, 14, the Binjour singles champion and a Queensland under-15s silver medallist, confirmed her strategy was to break up Oligmuller’s rhythm by “stretching the ends”.
But even the best-laid plans can come unstuck with a lack of concentration, she said.
“In the middle I went off my game and had to start again and get back into the rhythm,” she said.
TACTICAL MATCH: Binjour’s Brittany Wiley watches as Wondai’s Ros Oligmuller sends down a bowl.