Long game to de­cide Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons

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PROSER­PINE BOWLS

THE Proser­pine Bowls Club hosted the Mackay Dis­trict Cham­pion of Cham­pion Triples on the week­end.

It was a week­end of mar­vel­lous bowls by both the win­ning teams and their op­po­nents in ev­ery sin­gle game.

The Proser­pine team of Dean Love­lock, Scott Kin­n­ear and Ben Cutrone won their game against Pi­o­neer Val­ley on Satur­day morn­ing 25-17 and then were de­feated by Glen­den in the af­ter­noon 18-28.

In the semi fi­nals Air­lie Beach went up against Mackay City and Seaforth faced Glen­den with City and Seaforth win­ning their matches. The fi­nal was won by City 24-23 against Seaforth. This was an epic match that started at 1.15pm and was com­pleted at 6.05pm un­der lights.

The shots played by both teams were of a high cal­i­bre, with the ends killed eleven times dur­ing the course of the match.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, a round of the mixed triples was played.

Martin Corr, Joan McGrath and Shane Spann de­feated Janet Mor­timer, Philip Brown and Heather Brown 23-16.

In so­cial bowls on Sun­day, Fran Porter, Reg Rus­sell and Rob Tay­lor de­feated Trudy Hanne, Dale Haack and Rick Wil­liams (visi­tor from Air­lie Beach); Kevin Duell, Nick Fern­bach (visi­tor from Air­lie Beach), Pam Selmes and Arthur Wil­liams de­feated John Lah­ney, John Hen­der­son and Flo O’Han­lon 29-14.

Matthew Camm and Ma­ree Daf­fara also de­feated Jo Peasley and Pep­per Evans 25-17.

Best of luck to our Cham­pion of Cham­pion rep­re­sen­ta­tives Arthur Wil­liams in the B sin­gles and Reg Rus­sell in the se­nior sin­gles, who will be play­ing at Mar­ian this com­ing week­end.

At this stage the draw and game times have not been re­leased. Com­pe­ti­tion will kick off at 9.30am this Satur­day. Two bowl triples will be played by Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamil­ton and Wayne Han­d­ley who will take on Shane Kin­n­ear, Ben Cutrone and Ross Reville.

The semi fi­nals of the two bowl triples will be held at 1.30pm on Satur­day.

Jonathan Bye, Barry Saroglia and Scott Kin­n­ear will go up against Kevin Duell, Philip Brown and Martin Corr.

The win­ner of the Wayne Han­d­ley/Ross Reville morn­ing game will verse Vince Olsen, Rob Tay­lor and Kevin Thoro­good.

The fi­nal of the two bowls triples will be held on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

State De­vel­op­ment Man­ager of Bowls Queens­land Tim Blake will be vis­it­ing on Satur­day morn­ing from 10.30am, and all in­ter­ested mem­bers are wel­come to at­tend.

An an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held on Sun­day at 10am and at­ten­dance of all mem­bers is re­quested.

Thanks to all who con­trib­uted to mak­ing the run- ning of the Dis­trict Cham­pion of Cham­pion pos­si­ble.

LADIES

Three games of con­sis­tency sin­gles were played in very hot con­di­tions on Wednes­day.

Ma­ree Daf­fara 126 de­feated Lois Read 84 mi­nus 10, Flo O’Han­lon 123 de­feated Lil­lian Har­ris 87 mi­nus 15 and June Blair 120 mi­nus 10 de­feated An­nette Pat­ullo 70-20.

In so­cial games Car­lie Al­bert­son, Lill Burke and Pep­per Evans (visi­tor from Coon­abarabran) de­feated Norma Daniels (visi­tor from Uran­gan, Her­vey Bay), Trudy Hanne and Joan McGrath 18-16.

Fran Porter, Janet Mor­timer and Joy Jef­fries de­feated Betty Evans (visi­tor from Coon­abarabran), Pam Selmes and Cathy Holmes 30-18.

Norma Daniels is re­turn­ing to Proser­pine af­ter time in the Her­vey Bay area and is look­ing for­ward to join­ing up with our club.

On Thurs­day, 15 play­ers en­joyed a day of coach­ing, both in­di­vid­ual style as­sess­ment/mod­i­fi­ca­tion and train­ing/con­sis­tency drills with Bowls Queens­land’s high per­for­mance coach Bill Cornehls.

We will be ne­go­ti­at­ing to have Bill back again in 2014, pos­si­bly on a week­end to be able to open this up to play­ers who weren’t able to at­tend this year be­cause of work com­mit­ments.

There will be two games of con­sis­tency sin­gles to be played on Sun­day.

Amy Hart will take on Ma­ree Daf­fara with marker Lois Read and Heather Brown will go up against Flo O’Han­lon with marker Barbara Dam­mash. The sec­ond game is sub­ject to player avail­abil­ity. On Wednes­day, Septem­ber 25 another con­sis­tency sin­gles game will be played with Jo Peasley play­ing June Blair with marker An­nette Pat­ullo.

Thanks to the ladies who worked in the kitchen on Satur­day and Sun­day pre­par­ing lunches, morn­ing and af­ter­noon teas for the play­ers in­volved in the Men’s Dis­trict Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons.

ON THE KITTY: Ben Cutrone was in fine form while com­pet­ing in the A grade Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons tour­na­ment at the Proser­pine Bowls Club on the week­end.

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