Competition heating up for pennants season
THE men’s competition had a real kick along last weekend with some very competitive games played.
On Saturday morning two games of club championship singles were played.
Wayne Handley defeated Barry Saroglia 25-24 in a rematch of last year’s final but with a different outcome.
Saroglia was first to 24 and then got stuck there while Handley reeled the score back in.
The game was a thriller taking 28 ends to reach its conclusion.
In the other game, Ben Cutrone defeated Jonathan Bye 25-20.
This was another tough game with scores very close until the 25th end when Ben started to draw away.
In club championship triples, Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamilton and Grahame Kinnear defeated Arthur Williams, Philip Brown and Gavin Milne 33-7.
On Sunday morning, Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamilton, Jonathan Bye and Shane Spann defeated Shane May, Dan Robinson, Martin Corr and Wayne Handley 18-16 in another tightly contested match.
In the afternoon roll-up, Gavin Milne and Shane Spann defeated Matthew Camm and Ross Reville 2810 in the club championship pairs.
Also on Saturday afternoon, pennants trials were held.
The selectors have picked the following teams to compete in rounds one and two of the 2014 pennants season to be played on April 12-13.
Division one players Ben Cutrone, Brian Pearce, Scott Kinnear and Barry Saroglia with Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamilton, Grahame Kinnear and Michael Kinnear, and Wayne Handley, Jonathan Bye, Gavin Milne and Shane Spann.
Division four players Martin Corr, Dale Haack, Barry Zillmann and Shane Kinnear; with Philip Brown, Matthew Camm, Dean Lovelock and Todd Marshall, and John Henderson, Rob Taylor, Kevin Thorogood and Vince Olsen.
Reserves are Jim Quod, Steve Lawrie, Todd Leys, Dan Robinson, Sandy Daffara, Ted Cullen, Ross Reville, Shane May, Arthur Williams, John Lahney and Reg Russell.
Division one will be heading to Northern Beaches in round one and at home to Mackay for round two.
Players are advised to be at the clubhouse by 10.30am on Saturday, April 12 to catch the bus.
Division four will be at home to Mackay in round one and away to Northern Beaches for round two.
On Sunday afternoon, two games of social bowls were played.
Fran Porter, John Dammash and Kevin Thorogood defeated John Lahney, Flo O’Hanlon and Barbara Dammash 21-14, while Janet Mortimer and John Henderson defeated Jeanette Calway and Jo Peasley 33-5.
Competition games for this Saturday, April 5 will start at 10am.
In the A singles semi’s Wayne Handley will take on Ben Cutrone with marker John Bye, while Dean Lovelock will verse Scott Kinnear with marker John Henderson.
The final will then be played at 1.30pm with Phil Brown as marker.
Last Wednesday’s bowls were postponed due to wet weather but bowlers were happy to get in a full day of bowls for the club’s annual triples carnival on Monday this week.
A total of 20 teams competed with players travelling from Airlie Beach, Sarina, Seaforth, Pioneer Valley, Marian, Northern Beaches, Suburban, St Helens Glenden and Wangaratta.
Most unusually, there was a draw for winners on the day with two teams scoring two wins plus 61 with 26 ends won.
It was decided to top up the prize money to award both teams the full first prize amount.
Winners were Rita Hughes, Julie Caban and Jenny Dyce from Sarina and Dot Hinschen, June Blair and Gail Camm from Proserpine.
Third place went to Fran Porter, Noelie Dibben and Heather Brown from Proserpine with two wins plus 46.
The sportsman prize went to Lill Burke, Carlie Albertson and Flo O’Hanlon from Proserpine.
Many thanks to all who contributed to make the carnival a success.
On the Wednesday, April 9 the competition draw for club championship pairs will see Jo Peasley and Joan McGrath verse Carlie Albertson and Maree Daffara.
In the club championship singles, Amy Hart will take on Lois Read, while Janet Mortimer will verse Joy Jeffries and markers will be advised.
The final of the club championship fours will be played on Wednesday, April 16 with Janet Mortimer, Fran Porter, June Blair and Heather Brown taking on Jo Peasley, Flo O’Hanlon, Lois Read and Joan McGrath.
ON THE KITTY: Scott Hamilton was on form at the Proserpine Bowls Club on Saturday afternoon.
BOWLS WINNERS: Ben Hancock from Crossley Holden presented prizes to both winning teams of Julie Caban, Rita Hughes and Jenny Dyce from Sarina with president of Proserpine Ladies Bowling Club Heather Brown, Gail Camm, June Blair and Dot Hinschen from Proserpine.