Close scores in weekly bowls com­pe­ti­tion

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AIR­LIE BOWLS

NINE ladies and one man took to the green for the ladies day bowls event, with mem­bers play­ing one game of pairs and one of triples.

The pair’s game re­sulted in Jill Spence and Rick Wil­liams de­feat­ing Elaine Had­low and Margo Stan­ley in a well bal­anced game which saw the score set­tle at 17-16.

A close game was also held in the triples match with Rhonda Lloyd, Diane Dob­bins and Doreen Whitehouse de­feat­ing the team of Tess Walker, Ladda Pur­die and Noela White­head by five points with a fi­nal score of 26.

The men’s day bowls event on Wed­nes­day was dry with only a threat of rain.

For­tu­nately the weather held off see­ing a game of pairs and triples go ahead.

Win­ners of the pairs were Barry Zill­man and Bruce Pur­die who de­feated the team of Keith Dunn and Nik Fern­bach by 10 points with their fi­nal score of 25.

The triples game re­sulted in a draw with Jim Cairns, Steve Tat­tam and Kevin Jewell fin­ish­ing on an equal score of 22 with Wally Gray, Jeff New­man and Rick Wil­liams.

The Wed­nes­day jack­pot was not claimed.

Wed­nes­day night busi­ness house bowls was a suc­cess but the eight teams strug­gled for points in the sec­ond last night of com­pe­ti­tion for se­ries 11.

Char­ter Yacht Aus­tralia and Porters Pounders held on to their po­si­tions of equal lead but Whit­sun­day Tran­sit and Wool­worths are now snap­ping at their heels with their scores of equal sec­ond.

The Might­ies (Mitre 10), In­tu­itive Mas­sage, Bendigo Com­mu­nity Bank and Ma­rine Pro­vi­sion­ing are not far be­hind and still in con­tention for the shield.

Next week will be the de­cider with the fol­low­ing week set to be a fun-filled pre­sen­ta­tion night where the win­ner will step up to claim the shield.

Bare foot bowls on Fri­day night had to be can­celled due to the wet weather but Sun­day was fine for the weekly mixed bowls.

A to­tal of 14 bowlers played two games of pairs and a game of triples.

Win­ners of one game of pairs were Bruce Pur­die and Herb Se­comb who de­feated Mau­reen Bernard and Gary North 15-9, while Wally Gray and Noela White­head edged out Richard Whitehouse and Betty Ni­colle.

The triples game was won by Ladda Pur­die, Mar­garet Dou­glas and David Dias with a score of 15, beat­ing Doreen Whitehouse, Louise Ma­hony and Steve Tat­tam’s score of nine.

GOOD TECH­NIQUE: Mar­garet Dou­glas played a lovely shot dur­ing a game of ladies so­cial bowls on Sun­day at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club.

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