Long game to decide Champion of Champions
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.
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.