Rain slows 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.