Bowlers thrive during Easter action
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.
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.