Strong men’s day for Airlie Bowls
MEN’S attendance last Wednesday returned to full strength, with 18 players in action.
Winners of the money were John Fornasiero, Nik Fernbach and Keith Dunn for their triples victory over Rick Williams, Peter Lawton and Jim Cairns, winning 24-20.
A game of pairs with saw Allen Leis and Col Howes overcome Bruce Purdie and Keith Beetham 22-12, while Herb Secomb and Jack Dobbins had the last laugh against David Zimmermann and David Stock 24-20.
Meanwhile a self-selected game of pairs saw Ian Hoy and Ian Giles victorious over Dennis Christensen and Stan Hoy 23-12.
Wednesday night Business House Bowls saw its final round of series 13, with Woolworths narrowly pipping Marine Provisioning.
Both teams finished with a score of 17, but Woolworths would be proclaimed winners on a countback with a two-point difference.
Friday night Bare Foot Bowls was well attended considering the long weekend, however there will be no play this Friday (October 10).
Sunday’s Mixed Bowls Day attracted 22 players, with the selectors making-up three games of triples and another of pairs.
The pair’s game and winners of the money were David Dias and Keith Beetham, who took down Sandy Barrile and Noela Whitehead 16-8, while Eric Bottle, Herb Secomb and Sharon Kendrick ousted Nik Fernbach, Alan Leis and Jack Dobbins 15-8.
Margo Stanley, Jill Spencer and Margaret Henney crushed David Zimmermann, Paul Osborne and Maureen Barnard 15-9.
The last of the triples’ matches saw Ricky Williams, Bruce Purdie and Louise Mahony take down Jo Howes, Ladda Purdie and Col Howes 13-11.
Ladies day on Tuesday, September 30 saw 10 bowlers take the greens.
Two games, one of pairs and one of triples, was the order of the day.
Elaine Hadlow and Jill Spencer took down Margo Stanley and Mae Secomb 24-14 while the triples’ encounter saw Jenny Ryder, Noela Whitehead and Doreen Whitehouse win over Jo Howes, Margaret Heeney and Rose Allen 18-14.
ON A WINNER: Bruce Purdie, showing off his South Sydney colours, lines up a shot during social play at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club on Sunday.