Record chaser hits Airlie bowls
LAST Wednesday’s men’s day had an interesting addition to regular bowls.
Francis H. Peniquel appeared at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club in his pursuit to set a Guinness Record for the most number of bowls clubs played at in one year.
Peniquel is six months into his journey, with the Airlie club acting as number 369.
The game played was brief, as Peniquel likes to fit three games into every day if possible.
Paul Osborne was available and a 10-end game of singles was played, with the record chaser prevailing.
In the meantime, men’s bowls continued with selectors John Fornasiero and Bruce Purdie making three games of triples. First, and winners of the money, were John Fornasiero, Keith Cook (Terrigal) and Jim Cairns, who drew with Eric Bottle, Peter Lawton and Ron Spence 21-21.
The winner was determined by the one plus three for a win rule.
The second game of triples saw Mick Humphreys, Bill Pearson (Mount Gambier) and Bruce Purdie, who raced past Nik Fernbach, Keith Beetham and Ken McAllister 16-13.
Herb Secomb (double lead), Barry Zillman, Ross Harvey (Melbourne) took down Herb Secomb (double lead), David Zimmermann and Domenico Sposato 27-23.
Friday night Bare Foot Bowls was down on numbers last week, as a result of the cool weather.
The club would like to remind members that the club championships are about to restart.
The games controller has put more competitions on the notice board and asks that all concerned look at the board for dates to ensure your match isn’t lost by default.
Sunday’s weather proved a bowler’s dream, with 26 players taking the green for social play.
Four games of triples were played, with Vin Walker, Joyce Mellesch and Ricky Williams taking the money for their 3213 win over Barry Stevens, Ron Spence and Lyn Boxer.
The second triples contest saw Henny Tattam, Ken McAllister and Nik Fernbach take a 22-10 win over Shirley Williams, Howard Moulang and Col Howes.
Bruce Purdie, June Walsh and Jo Howes defeated Mau- reen Barnard, Steve Tattam and Kevin Jewell 16-8.
Leigh Williams, Domenico Sposato and Tony Micallef fell to the might of Ladda Purdie, Lindon Mallesch and Judy Wright 23-21.
Business House Bowls resumed on Wednesday and will continue next week.
Ladies day last week was bolstered by eight visitors and helped produce two triples games and one pairs game.
Winners of the triples were Joy Seawright, June Walsh and Jo Howes, who took down Irmgard Sutter, Eileen Halliday and Gail Wallace 17-6, while Henny Tattam (double lead), Annie Hare and Regina Aquelina defeated Henny Tattam (double lead), Brian Sutter and Jill Spencer 15-9.
The pairs match saw Ladda Purdie and Noela Whitehead down Lyn Boxer and Doreen Whitehouse 14-8.
RECORD BOWLS ATTEMPT: Paul Osborne and record chaser Francis H. Peniquel played a special game last Wednesday at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club.