Record chaser hits Air­lie bowls

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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

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.

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