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THE Pratt Cup team had a great weekend. The team included Michael Kinnear, Shane Spann, Grahame Kinnear, Wayne Handley, Brian Pearce, Scott Kinnear and Barry Saroglia, who defeated Airlie Beach 3/0 in the first match on Saturday morning, and went on to defeat Northern Beaches 3/0 in their second match. It was a great effort, as they also won the fours on Sunday morning, in their match against Suburban.
They were however defeated by 3 in the pairs and then lost again in the singles.
On Saturday afternoon, the final of the B pairs was played. Ted Cullen and Steve Lawrie got off to a flying start before Matthew Camm and Dale Haack started clawing their way back into the game. At the 19th end the scores were 21 all. Camm and Haack went on to defeat Cullen and Lawrie 23-22 in an absolutely wonderful game of bowls.
On Sunday afternoon fourteen players enjoyed a game of social bowls. John Henderson and Heather Brown defeated Janet Mortimer and Barry Zillmann 25-14. Jeanette Calway, Pam Selmes and Kevin Thorogood defeated Fran Porter, Philip Brown and Joy Jeffries 23-18 and Arthur Williams, Flo O’Hanlon and Dot Hinschen defeated John Lahney, Jo Peasley and Gail Camm 27-13. There was no Sunday trophy drawn.
Next weekend, Proserpine Bowls Club is hosting the Mackay District Men’s Triples Champion of Champion event. Winning teams from each of the clubs in the Mackay district will be competing for the title of Champion of Champion. There should be some great bowls played throughout the weekend in a knockout format. We wish our champion team of Dean Lovelock, Scott Kinnear and Ben Cutrone, all the best in this contest. Round games are played on Saturday with the semi-finals played on Sunday morning and the finals on Sunday afternoon.
Social bowls will also be available on Sunday afternoon.
The state development officer from Bowls QLD, Tim Blake, is visiting the club on Saturday, September 21 at 10.30am. Blake will be visiting the clubs in the district over that week. Any interested members are invited to attend.
The AGM of the men’s club is on Sunday, September 22 at 10am. All members are asked to attend.
The next committee meeting is Monday, September 16 at 7pm.
President Maree Daffara, and members celebrated the club’s 72nd year at last week’s Presidents At Home day.
Weather made conditions tough early in the morning but the rain held off so the games continued with visitors from all the clubs in the Mackay district joining in the celebrations.
Winners were determined by lucky cards, where Margaret Mullins (St Helens), Joyce Patullo, Annette Hansen (City) and Dot Hinschen won with a score of 23-6. Second prize went to Mary Norgate (Pioneer Valley), Margaret Heeney (Airlie Beach), Flo O’Hanlon and Sue Hunter (Northern Beaches) with a score of 17-14.
Prizes donated by Joan McGrath were won by Lillian Harris, Joy Jeffries, Dot Hinschen and Annette Hansen and the spiders donated by Fran Porter and Dot Hinschen were all enjoyed by their six winners.
Many thanks to all who helped in making the day such a success. It was another case of many hands contributing to a successful event.
Patroness and life member Flo O’Hanlon is hosting an afternoon of bowls for all on Wednesday, 18 September.
The high performance coach at Bowls Queensland, Bill Cornehls will be conducting a coaching clinic at the club today and those who have put their names in to attend are all looking forward benefitting from his expertise. This clinic will run from 8.30am-2.30pm. Participants are reminded to bring their own lunch.
BIG BOYS: Matthew Camm went up against Ted Cullen in the men's B grade finals at Proserpine Bowls Club on Saturday.