Across the Waves takes its first win in Di­vi­sion 1 fi­nals

Isis Town and Country - - Sports - By ROB­BIE BYRNES

THE spec­ta­tors at the men’s pen­nant fi­nals at El­liott Heads Bowls Club on Satur­day ex­pe­ri­enced an at­mos­phere not quite seen be­fore in the dis­trict, with 152 bowlers play­ing across three greens.

Eight clubs were rep­re­sented over seven di­vi­sion fi­nals.

Across The Waves won its first Di­vi­sion 1 flag, aveng­ing last year’s re­sult de­feat­ing Bar­gara by two rinks to one and an 11-shot mar­gin.

With the zone play-offs in Gladstone next week­end, ATW play­ers will be keen to take this mo­men­tum to the next level.

They play Rock­hamp­ton in the morn­ing, and the win­ners face Gladstone in the af­ter­noon for a spot in the state fi­nal eight.

Bar­gara played in four fi­nals on Satur­day and was suc­cess­ful in all other di­vi­sions con­tested.

In Div 2, Bar­gara de­feated Moore Park two rinks to one. Broth­ers won Div 3 against Bund­aberg, which should see them grad­u­ate to Div 2 next year.

In one of the clos­est con­tests of the day, Div 4 was another show­down be­tween ATW and Bar­gara.

At the com­ple­tion of the al­lot­ted 63 ends, scores were level. Bar­gara took the ti­tle af­ter ex­tra ends were re­quired.

Bar­gara took out its third flag for the year in Div 5, ac­count­ing for Childers. Bur­nett Club, which had a blend of ju­nior and se­nior play­ers, took out Div 6 over ATW.

With some rel­a­tively new and tal­ented bowlers in its midst, East Bund­aberg was too strong for Bund­aberg in Div 7.

Ladies’ pen­nant play-offs in Div 1 will draw to a close this week.

Bar­gara seems to have a stran­gle­hold on the com­pe­ti­tion, although Woodgate, which is run­ning sec­ond, did cause an up­set in its away game against Bar­gara dur­ing the week.

With a home-and-away for­mat played dur­ing each week, Bar­gara trav­elled to Woodgate and avenged its loss from the day be­fore.

The Div 2 ladies’ pen­nant has been com­pleted, with Broth­ers tak­ing out the flag.

Gin Gin, Bar­gara and Moore Park were next on the lad­der in that or­der. Well done to all teams.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all clubs for their par­tic­i­pa­tion through­out the sea­son.

A spe­cial thanks to El­liott Heads Bowls Club, its vol­un­teers, and green­keeper Steve for the great venue and hos­pi­tal­ity pro­vided on Satur­day.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DI­VI­SION WIN­NERS: East Bund­aberg took out the Bund­aberg Div 7 pen­nants at the week­end. Pic­tured: P Ey, D Jensen, K Basham, D O’Neill, P Ben­ton, A Boorer, N Jarvis with man­ager E Wat­ters.

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