The Waves dominate to qualify for state pennants
After a one-year absence in the state pennant finals, Bundaberg is back after another dominant weekend by The Waves.
Intent on making amends for missing out last year at the same stage, The Waves started perfectly at home against Gladstone – the team that ended their chances in 2015.
Showing plenty of confidence after an undefeated campaign in the local pennants, The Waves won by 13 shots to set up a grand final against Yeppoon.
Using the wet weather as their advantage in the afternoon, The Waves got on top early to control the contest.
After 20 ends, the match was over, with The Waves claiming the win with an insurmountable lead.
With their state spot sealed they will now be heading to Bribie Island in November to compete in the Zone 6 finals.
Player Tim Smith said the team performed well on the day.
“All three The Waves teams dominated,” he said.
“Against Yeppoon it got to a stage where it was clear and obvious the side was going to win.”
Smith said it was good to get another Bundaberg team in the event with The Waves qualifying for the state titles for the first time as well.
“Almost every year it has been a Bundy team in the state titles,” he said.
“Last year wasn’t ideal as Gladstone won so it is great to get a team back to the state titles.”
With some of those members part of the last state title win in 2010 with the defunct Tantitha Bowls Club, Smith said the team couldn’t wait.
“This could be the start of something big for the club,” he said.
In the women’s pennants competition Bargara took out division one, Bundaberg winning in division two.
BOWLS: The Waves Greg Charteris against Gladstone.