Busy weekend for bowlers

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PROSER­PINE BOWLS

IT WAS an­other very busy weekend of bowls for Proser­pine as play­ers made the most of the per­fect con­di­tions.

On Satur­day morn­ing there were some great bowls played and some high pres­sure matches.

In the club cham­pi­onship sin­gles Scott Kin­n­ear de­feated Nathan Dodds 26-22.

This was a re­ally even game with the score be­ing 22 all af­ter 23 ends played.

Dean Love­lock de­feated John Hen­der­son 28-11.

Hen­der­son nearly got the early lead but went down a few mul­ti­ples to sur­ren­der the lead. Ben Cutrone de­feated Gra­hame Kin­n­ear 25-21 in a 31 end game with scores mostly re­stricted to ones with a smat­ter­ing of mul­ti­ples.

Two games of B grade sin­gles were played.

Ted Cullen de­feated Steve Lawrie 25-22.

In this game Cullen got the early lead but Lawrie worked his way back into the game, tak­ing 29 ends be­fore a re­sult was de­cided.

Shane Kin­n­ear also de­feated Reg Rus­sell 25-11. The af­ter­noon games were also fiercely con­tested.

In club cham­pi­onship pairs, Brian Pearce and Barry Saroglia showed great team work to de­feat Shane May and Dan Robin­son 36-7.

Michael Kin­n­ear and Gra­hame Kin­n­ear were on fire and de­feated Wayne Han­d­ley and Jonathan Bye 27-7, while Martin Corr and Shane Kin­n­ear showed no mercy de­feat­ing Dale Haack and Vince Olsen 39-12.

A round of the club cham­pi­onship fours was played on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Arthur Wil­liams, Jim Quod, Rob Tay­lor and Kevin Thoro­good de­feated Matthew Camm, Dean Love­lock, Todd Mar­shall and Ross Reville 1911. Thir­teen play­ers at­tended so­cial bowls on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Fran Porter, John Hen­der­son and Philip Brown de­feated Car­lie Al­bert­son, Kevin Duell, Heather Brown and Kevin Thoro­good 23-13, while Jeanette Cal­way, Reg Rus­sell and Flo O’Hanlon de­feated Trudy Hanne, John Lah­ney and Gail Camm 29-8.

There will be mixed so­cial bowls avail­able again next Sun­day.

This Satur­day morn­ing both the A sin­gles and B sin­gles will start at 9.30am.

Matthew Camm go up against Barry Saroglia with marker Scott Kin­n­ear in the A sin­gles.

In the B sin­gles, Shane Spann will take on John Hen­der­son with marker Reg Rus­sell and Dale Haack will face off against Vince Olsen with marker Jim Quod.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon the open fours will be held from 1.30pm.

John Hen­der­son, Reg Rus­sell, Phillip Brown and G. Milne will go up against Ben Cutrone, Brian Pearce, Scott Kin­n­ear and Barry Saroglia.

In the af­ter­noon A sin­gles, Shane Spann will verse Johnathan Bye with marker Wayne Han­d­ley.

LADIES

There was a great turnout of play­ers for the Wed­nes­day com­pe­ti­tion.

John Lah­ney, Lil­lian Har­ris and Ma­ree Daf­fara de­feated Bar­bara Drinkwa­ter, June Blair and Gail Camm 29-9, while Fran Porter, Lois Read and Heather Brown de­feated Car­lie Al­bert­son, Arthur Wil­liams and Flo O’Hanlon 3-12 and Norma Daniels, An­nette Pat­ullo and Bar­bara Dam­mash de­feated Pauline Spruce, Trudy Hanne, Cathy Holmes and Joy Jef­fries 18-9.

Nom­i­na­tions for club com­pe­ti­tions in sin­gles, pairs and fours closed on Wed­nes­day.

Nom­i­na­tions for B sin­gles, con­sis­tency sin­gles and triples will close at a later date.

Games di­rec­tor Joan Thoro­good has asked that all play­ers who are in­tend­ing to be un­avail­able for com­pe­ti­tion due to travel or per­sonal com­mit­ments to let her know in ad­vance.

She will en­deav­our to work around these dates. If you are drawn to play a game and have not given prior no­tice, the play sub or for­feit rul­ing will be ap­pli­ca­ble, ex­cept in ex­tra­or­di­nary cases.Com­pe­ti­tion will be be­gin­ning on Wed­nes­day, March 19. The draw for this will be pub­lished next week. The next com­mit­tee meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, March 11 at 10am.

BOWLS BAT­TLE: Scott Kin­n­ear scored a 26-22 vic­tory over Nathan Dodds with marker Wayne Han­d­ley dur­ing the A sin­gles com­peition at the Proser­pine Bowls Club on Satur­day morn­ing.

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