Ladies do well in dis­trict com­pe­ti­tion

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PROSER­PINE BOWLS

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.

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