Bowlers thrive dur­ing Easter ac­tion

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PROSER­PINE BOWLS

SUN­DAY’S so­cial bowlers didn’t miss a beat over the Easter long weekend.

Fran Porter, Dot Hin­schen and Kevin Thoro­good took the chocolates in their game against John Lah­ney, Mar­garet Rus­sell and Ross Reville 26-18 on Sun­day, while the trio of Jo Peasley, Reg Rus­sell and Heather Brown de­feated Arthur Wil­liams, Philip Brown and Gail Camm 29-24.

Fri­day, April 25 will see the Proser­pine Bowls Club host its An­zac Day bowls, with all wel­come for an af­ter­noon of so­cial bowls spon­sored by the Davy fam­ily.

Play­ers are re­minded that names must be sub­mit­ted be­fore 1pm for cater­ing pur­poses and also to al­low the se­lec­tors to put to­gether the day’s teams.

The Proser­pine Bowls Club would also like to make a spe­cial thank you to Vince Olsen.

Vince, a re­tired pain­ter, is cur­rently work­ing on the ma­jor task of re­paint­ing the out­side of the club­house.

This not the first time Vince has un­der­taken the task of paint­ing the club, which is a daunt­ing prospect for most.

Af­ter spend­ing long hours at the club with his dog Milly, Vince is now near­ing the fin­ish­ing stages with the club­house ap­pear­ing no­tice­ably brighter.

The Proser­pine Bowls Club would like to ac­knowl­edge this work and let Vince know how much the com­mu­nity ap­pre­ci­ate his ef­forts. The club also thanks those who as­sisted in clean­ing and tak­ing down the awnings and shades to al­low ac­cess to the walls.

LADIES

The cal­en­dar is re­ally fill­ing up for bowlers with the weather sup­pos­edly cool­ing. On Tues­day, two teams played in the Pioneer Val­ley five-a-side, with Ma­ree Daf­fara’s team of Joan McGrath, Heather Pat­ullo, Janet Mor­timer and Lois Read ex­celling through the first day’s play to fin­ish with two wins and a draw.

Heather Brown’s team – con­sist­ing of Joy Jef­fries, June Blair, Noelie Dibben and Lil­lian Har­ris - nar­rowly missed out qual­i­fy­ing for day-two ac­tion with one win. Five-a-side is played as a sin­gles game and a fours game in the morn­ing, with pairs and triples tak­ing place in the af­ter­noon.

It’s a good in­di­ca­tion of the ver­sa­til­ity of the play­ers in the team. Good bowls and good luck to Ma­ree’s team when they play at Pioneer Val­ley on Tues­day.

On Wed­nes­day, the fi­nal of the Club Cham­pi­onship Fours was held and all game were played in a man­ner wor­thy of a de­cider.

Each and ev­ery end was fiercely con­tested, with nei­ther side giv­ing an inch.

At the com­ple­tion of 21 ends, it was Janet Mor­timer, Fran Porter, June Blair and Heather Brown who were vic­to­ri­ous, de­feat­ing Lois Read, Jo Peasly, Flo O’Hanlon and Joan McGrath in a thriller, 16-14.

In so­cial play, Noelie Dibben, John Lah­ney and Heather Pat­ullo de­feated Dar­rell Pat­ullo, Cathy Holmes and Ma­ree Daf­fara 16-14, while Pauline Spruce, Lil­lian Har­ris and Gail Camm drew with Car­lie Al­bert­son, Arthur Wil­liams and Joy Jef­fries 15-15 on a day lit­tered with close en­coun­ters.

In up­com­ing com­pe­ti­tion on Wed­nes­day, April 23 the sec­ond semi fi­nal of the Club Cham­pi­onship Pairs will be played.

Jo Peasley and Joan McGrath against Janet Mor­timer and Lois Read.

The fi­nal of the Club Cham­pi­onship Pairs is also com­ing up within the next cou­ple of weeks where the win­ner of this week’s semi-fi­nal plays June Blair and Heather Brown. The ex­act date will be an­nounced fol­low­ing the out­come of this week’s game.

Also this Wed­nes­day, there will also be two games of Club Cham­pi­onship Sin­gles played.

Ma­ree Daf­fara tak­ing on Heather Brown while Car­lie Al­bert­son will play June Blair – mark­ers will be Gail Camm and Lil­lian Har­ris.

Nom­i­na­tion sheets are on the board at the club­house for this year’s Club Cham­pi­onship Triples; “B” Sin­gles and Con­sis­tency Sin­gles. Take the time to nom­i­nate your team.

These events will be played af­ter the con­clu­sion of Pen­nants.

Se­lec­tors are hav­ing a dif­fi­cult time se­lect­ing teams for Pen­nants and Shield events which are loom­ing on the hori­zon.

Make sure that you are get­ting lots of prac­tice in at the club play­ing in com­pe­ti­tion and so­cial bowls.

With so many great play­ers at our club, it will be a dif­fi­cult se­lec­tion process again this year.

Play­ers who miss out on an op­por­tu­nity to play should not feel dis­heart­ened as there are more op­por­tu­ni­ties com­ing up through­out the year.

SO­CIAL BOWLS: Joanne Peasley, Heather Pat­ullo, Reg Rus­sell, Ron New­man, Kevin Thoro­good, Phillip Brown, Arthur Wil­liams, Dot Hin­schen, John Lah­ney, Fran Porter, Gail Camm (front) Ross Re­vielle and Heather Brown played a round of so­cial bowls on Easter Sun­day.

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