Bowls final goes down to wire
THE Jubilee Bowls club completed a remarkable comeback to topple Macknade in the final of the prestigious Dunn Cup lawn bowls carnival.
The annual men’s carnival is considered the blue ribbon event in North Queensland bowling scene and it was Townsville club Jubilee that finished on top at the carnival held at the Thuringowa City Bowls Club on Sunday.
Scores were tied at 17 after 17 ends before impressive bowling from Hinchinbrook club Macknade gave them a five- point lead after 19 of the grand final’s 24 ends.
Jubilee were unfazed by the deficit and picked up a three and a four, but Macknade hit back again and scores were level at 24 apiece.
With the tournament on the line, Jubilee kept their cool to storm home to a memorable 31- 25 win in front of a vocal crowd.
This year’s win was the first time Jubilee had lifted the trophy since back- to- back wins in 2010/ 11 and it was made more special for Doug Klienhans who received the Ren Cantatore Shield as player of the final.
Jubilee’s team were quick to praise the efforts of the determined Macknade side.