Bowls action heating up in Airlie
MEN’S day last week saw 24 players hit the green, with two games of triples and three pairs' matches played.
Winners of the money were Nik Fernbach, Domenico Sposato and Kim Weston (Coffs Harbour), who beat John Fornasiero, Geoff Rayner and Jim Cairns 3112.
Mick Humphreys and Ron Spence took down Leigh Williamson and Trevor Carr (Colac, VIC) 24-17, while Ian Hoy and Dennis Christensen edged out Ian Giles and Stan Hoy 19-16.
Merton Stewart, David Stock and Herb Secomb took the points over Peter Lawton, Howard Moulang and Bruce Purdie 22-16, while the final pairs’ game saw Eric Bottle and Paul Osborne sneak a 21-19 win over Keith Beetham and Jack Dobbins.
Following the men’s afternoon was the second round of the Series 13 of Business House Bowls.
Porters Pounders went down to Intuitive Massage, while Marine Provisioning and Woolies Allsorts rocketed to the lead with wins.
Last Saturday was competi- tion day for men’s bowls, headlined by the three bowl triples final which saw Bob McMahon, Herb Secomb and Andrew Bell take on Kevin Jewell, David Dias and Ricky Williams.
McMahon, Secomb and Bell prevailed 21-18.
Sunday morning the two-bowl triples got underway, with Andrew Bell, Bob McMahon and Herb Secomb taking down Kevin Jewell, David Dias and Ricky Williams 25-21.
The second and final round was again won by Bell, McMahon and Secomb, convincingly taking down Steve Tattam, Paul Osborne and Bruce Purdie.
Sunday afternoon social bowls saw 24 players contesting four games of triples.
Winners of the money were Martin Stewart, Dale Hell and Ron Spence, who dominated Peter Lawton, Barry Stevens and Doreen Whitehouse 20-4.
Judy Wright, Maureen Barnard and Richard Whitehouse crushed Nik Fernbach, Howard Moulang and Leigh Williamson 17-7, while Peter Parsens, Henny Tattam and Carol Parsens took care of Betty Nicolle, Domenico Sposato and Shirley Williamson 15-9. The final social match saw Eric Bottle, Linden Mallesch and Ladda Purdie defeat Lindsay Flood, Jenny Ryder and Joyce Mallesch 13-11.
Ladies’ day started with the Bgrade singles between Henny Tattam and Regina Aqualina, with the former running away with a 27-11 win.
The social game saw Jenny Ryder, Ladda Purdie, Lane Telford, Eile Halliday, June Walsh, Joy Seawright, Tess Walker and Rhonda Lloyd contest a friendly encounter.
No scores were recorded, but it’s presumed they were practising for some later championship games.
FOCUSSED: Bruce Purdie in the final of the two bowl triples on Sunday.