Ladies do well in district competition
THE Proserpine bowls club had some great representation at the ladies’ singles champion of champions.
On Wednesday Amy Hart won her first game again Natalie Bust from Northern Beaches 25-15 at Pioneer Valley and then went in to the semi-final on Friday, to be defeated 17-25 by Janine Rodgers from Suburban, at Mackay.
Also on Wednesday, Janet Mortimer, won her first game against Doris Prior from Marian, at Pioneer Valley 25-7.
She plays the final of this competition on Thursday afternoon at Suburban.
Then on Thursday, Joan McGrath was narrowly defeated 22-25 by Bebe Smith from Sarina, at Northern Beaches.
In Proserpine there were two games of social fours played.
Carlie Albertson, John Lahney, Pepper Evans (visitor from Coonabarabran) and Barbara Dammash defeated Ron Rowe (visitor from Soldiers Point), Cathy Holmes, Pam Selmes and Heather Brown 31-10 and Darelle Rowe (visitor from Soldiers Point), Trudy Hanne, Joyce Pa- tullo and Dot Hinschen defeated Fran Porter, Betty Evans (visitor from Coonabarabran), Flo O’Hanlon and Gail Camm 19-18.
This week is pairs week for district champion of champions.
Lois Read and Dot Hinschen will be playing against Seaforth at Airlie Beach on Tuesday afternoon with that game’s winning team playing in the semi-finals at Suburban on Thursday morning.
At the club this week there will be social bowls plus three consistency singles games.
Heather Brown vs Joy Jeffries, Jo Peasley vs Heather Patullo and Amy Hart vs Carlie Albertson with markers Barbara Dammash, Dot Hinschen and Joan McGrath.
The following week on Wednesday, August 28 there will be more consistency singles games – Lois Read vs Maree Daffara, Joan McGrath vs Gail Camm, markers Heather Patullo and Heather Brown.
This past weekend was full to the brim with intense and enjoyable competition for the Proserpine mens club’s annual under 200’s carnival.
This was contested with 26 teams this year.
Players return year after year for this event with players coming from Brisbane, Townsville, Ingham, Cairns, Bowen, Tamworth (NSW), and Coonabarabran (NSW) and from all the clubs in the Mackay district.
The weather was perfect for the carnival with greens running at a very satisfying speed, a great reward for the hours put in by volunteer green’s director, Sandy Daffara and all the volunteers.
Round wins were received by Les Rodgers, Alan Howard, Peter Peterson and Ray Kurtz from Suburban, Rick Williams, Dean Lovelock, Todd Marshall and Ross Reville from Proserpine and Airlie Beach, Angus Miller, Steve Emmerson, C McPherson and Ian Fisher from Townsville and Charters Towers, Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamilton, Michael Kinnear and Graham Kinnear from Proserpine and Steve Roome, Dave Moodie, Geoff Ward and Daryl Tuttle from Bowen.
Winners on the weekend were Brian Pearce, Wayne Handley, Steve Ridolfi and Mark Gunders from Proserpine, Suburban and Brisbane with five wins plus 76.
Second place was Bob Nichols, Tred O’Neil, Neil Henderson and Kerry Martin from Townsville with five wins plus 33.
Third place was Philip Brown, Nev Corrie, Steve Lawrie and Gavin Milne from Proserpine and RSL with five wins plus 14.
The efforts of all who contributed to the running of this carnival were greatly appreciated.
This Saturday, August 24 at 1.30pm the final of the B singles is on between Arthur Williams and Todd Leys.
The B pairs final is also on with Matthew Camm and Dale Haack taking on Ted Cullen and Steve Lawrie.
On at 1.30pm Philip and Heather Brown will play Matthew and Gail Camm in the mixed pairs.
The club wishes Barry Saroglia the best of luck in contesting the champion of champion club singles at Suburban on the grass this coming weekend.
The mens committee have a meeting on Monday, August 26 at 7pm and the AGM has been set for Sunday, September 22.