Bowlers bat­tle for close scores in club champs

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PROSER­PINE BOWLS

SATUR­DAY’S com­pe­ti­tion games were played be­fore the rain be­came an is­sue.

In the morn­ing there was one game of club cham­pi­onship sin­gles played.

Barry Saroglia de­feated Matthew Camm 25-15 in 25 ends. Saroglia got the early lead but Camm clawed his way back be­fore Saroglia took over again to fin­ish off the match.

Two games of B sin­gles were also played in the morn­ing. Dale Haack dom­i­nated in his game against Vince Olsen to win 25-8 in 17 ends.

Shane Spann and John Hen­der­son had one of those bat­tles with Spann start­ing off like a rocket and Hen­der­son re­ply­ing with chas­ing un­til the scores lev­elled at 18 all on the eigh­teenth end.

The game was even­tu­ally won by Spann 25-22 af­ter 23 ends.

In the af­ter­noon, a game of club cham­pi­onship fours was played which was an­other close match.

Ben Cutrone, Brian Pearce, Scott Kin­n­ear and Barry Saroglia de­feated John Hen­der­son, Reg Rus­sell, Philip Brown and Gavin Milne 23-20.

In club cham­pi­onship sin­gles, Jonathan Bye and Shane Spann played 31 ends to de­ter­mine the win­ner with Bye de­feat­ing Spann 25-18.

Spann then backed up for his game of B sin­gles where he was de­feated by Shane Kin­n­ear 25-14 in a 24 end game.

Spann got lots of bowl­ing prac­tice on Satur­day, play­ing 70 ends of sin­gles which equates to 280 bowls (if there are no dead ends) and at least 2.5km of walk­ing.

Sun­day’s so­cial bowls were washed out.

There will be no men’s com­pe­ti­tions this weekend due to sev­eral play­ers trav­el­ling to Glen­den.

The club wishes all teams com­pet­ing in the in­vi­ta­tional fours on the weekend good luck.

LADIES

Wed­nes­day’s weather cleared to al­low bowlers to play for the club’s open­ing day. There was a great turnout of play­ers from Air­lie Beach, Collinsville and Wan­garatta plus many of Proser­pine’s own mem­bers there to kick off our bowl­ing year.

Many thanks to all who con­trib­uted to make the day such a suc­cess.

It re­ally was a whole club ef­fort.

Spi­ders do­nated by Fran Porter were won by Joan McGrath, Margo Stan­ley, Merle El­phin­stone and Bar­bara Dam­mash.

Touchas were do­nated by Joy Jef­fries. All touchas were re­warded with a raf­fle ticket, with 55 touchas recorded in the af­ter­noon.

Four prizes were drawn from these tick­ets.

The lucky door prize was do­nated by Joan McGrath and was won by Dot Hin­schen.

The raf­fle do­nated by Heather Brown was won by Noeleen May from Collinsville.

Win­ners on the day with the high­est scor­ing mar­gin were Henny Tat­tam (Air­lie Beach), Lois Read (Proser­pine) and Linda Tickle (Wan­garatta).

Run­ners up with the same mar­gin but fewer ends were John Lah­ney (Proser­pine), Merle El­phin­stone ( Wan­garatta) and Gail Camm (Proser­pine).

Com­pe­ti­tion for club cham­pi­onship fours starts on Wed­nes­day, March 19.

There will be a 9.30am start for Heather Pat­ullo, Joyce Pat­ullo, Ma­ree Daf­fara and Gail Camm who will go up against Janet Mor­timer, Fran Porter, June Blair and Heather Brown.

The other game of club cham­pi­onship fours will be a 1.15pm start for Jo Peasley, Flo O’Hanlon, Lois Read and Joan McGrath against Dell McCormack, Noelie Dibben, Lil­lian Har­ris and Joy Jef­fries.

Weather up­dates and play sched­ules will be is­sued on the club’s an­swer­ing ma­chine each week and is usu­ally up­dated by 10.30am.

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