Rain slows bowls

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AIR­LIE BOWLS

RAIN can­celled ladies bowls on Tues­day but the men on Wed­nes­day were luck­ier de­spite the very strong winds.

The win­ners for the af­ter­noon were Ron Spence, Peter Lawton and Steve Tat­tam who de­feated Kenny Ry­der, David Stock and Jim Cairns.

On Satur­day the men con­tin­ued their cham­pi­onship matches.

The semis of the men’s sin­gles were played with Bob McMa­hon de­feat­ing Rick Wil­liams 25-8 and Nathan Har­riott de­feat­ing David Dias 25-9.

The fi­nals were played in the af­ter­noon and Nathan Har­riott de­feated Bob McMa­hon 25-18.

The fi­nals of the men’s fours were played and the win­ners were Andy Bell, Mann Is­gro, Bob McMa­hon and Nathan Har­riot who de­feated Col Howes, David Dias, Kenny Ry­der and Nik Fern­bach by a size­able mar­gin.

At Sun­day bowls the win­ners were Steve Tat­tam, Barry Col­lis, Doreen White­house and Ron Spencer 17-7 against Wally Gray, Blanche Wood­bury, Keith Beetham and Heather Buyel.

They won on a count back from Nik Fern­bach, Lyn Har­ley and Shirley Wil­liams and Linda Mallesch, Kevin Har­ley and Doreen White­house.

On the next rink David Stock, June Walsh and Heather Buyel de­feated Dom Sposato, Howard Moulang and Natha­nial Kyran­nas 14-10 and then on the next rink Terry O’Cal­laghan, Noela White­head and Joyce Mallesch de­feated Barry Stevens, Lyn Boxer and Leigh Wil­liamson 14/10.

On the last rink Judi Wright, Jo Howes and Mau­reen Barnard de­feated David Zim­mer­man, Jill Spencer and Betty Hol­ness 13-10.

Vis­i­tors this week came from all over Aus­tralia to play bowls at the club.

Mae Se­comb, Noela White­head, Jill Spencer and Dale Hell at­tended the Whit­sun­day Trop­i­cal Car­ni­val in Proser­pine on Mon­day with clubs from Sub­ur­ban, Saint Helen’s, Sa­rina and Pi­o­neer Val­ley play­ing two rounds of 18 ends in damp con­di­tions. There will be a board meet­ing at the club house on Tues­day, July 30 from 5pm.

NEW CHAM­PION: Air­lie Beach Bowls new­comer Nathan Har­riott cleaned out the com­pe­ti­tion on the week­end.

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