Big scores dom­i­nate the week in bowls

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


ONE-SIDED af­fairs have dom­i­nated this week’s play at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club.

Wed­nes­day’s men’s day, saw a wealth of play­ers take to the green, in­clud­ing three games of triples.

The first match, and win­ners of the money, were Mick Humphreys, Col Howes and Jack Dobbins, who snatched vic­tory from Nik Fern­bach, Peter Law­ton and Bruce Pur­die 22-15.

Sandy Caines, Ron Spence and Keith Beetham took down John For­nasiero, Ken McAl­lis­ter and Keith Beethan (dou­ble lead) 28-15.

David Zim­mer­mann, Domenico Sposato and Terry Althofer (Dubbo) dom­i­nated Eric Bot­tle, Jim Cairns and Leigh Wil­liamson to win 32-12.

Fri­day night Bare­foot Bowls saw more than 40 play­ers hit the green, with the event prov­ing highly pop­u­lar in re­cent times. The club com­pe­ti­tions have been quiet but they are about to com­mence again, as the games con­troller has put more tour­na­ments on the no­tice board. All con­cerned are ad­vised to check the board.

Sun­day so­cial bowls was well at­tended, with 25 play­ers tak­ing part.

Four games of triples were played, with the win­ners of the money in Lea Wil­liamson, Col Howes and Steve Tat­tam white­wash­ing Doreen Whitehouse, Domenico Sposato and Barry Stevens 16-8.

Another one-sided af­fair saw Mau­reen Barnard, Howard Moulang and Jo Howes crush Ladda Pur­die, Joyce Mallesch and Nik Fern­bach 16-9.

Acloser en­counter saw Henny Tat­tam, Judi Wright and Neil Man­ning pip Richard Whitehouse, June Walsh and Peter Law­ton 13-11.

Shirley Wil­liamson, Lin­den Mallesch and Jenny Ry­der took the points against Ron Spence, Lyn Boxer and Eric Bot­tle 13-11.


With the ladies play­ing at other clubs these days only eight were left to play at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club on Tues­day.

One game of fours was put to­gether con­sist­ing of June Walsh, Jenny Ry­der, Tess Walker and Jo Howes.

They would de­feat Ladda Pur­die, Rhonda Lloyd, Jill Spencer and Lane Telford 18-14.

In other bowls news, the club was vis­ited by a man at­tempt­ing a world record yes­ter­day.

Frank Peniquel is gun­ning for the ti­tle of the most num­ber of clubs played in dur­ing a year. The quest has been go­ing for six months and this week saw him visit clubs in Mackay, Proser­pine and Air­lie Beach.

For those in­ter­ested in fol­low­ing Peniquel’s at­tempt, visit his web­site at www.hit­theroad­

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