Bowls ac­tion heat­ing up in Air­lie

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AIR­LIE BOWLS

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

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.

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