Big scores dominate the week in bowls
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.hittheroadjack.net.au.