Airlie men shine at Champion of Champions
THE Airlie Beach team has won two out of three matches in the men’s Champion of Champions two-bowl triples at the weekend.
Represented by Herb Secomb, Bob McMahon and Andrew Bell, the Airlie Beach men won the first round on Saturday against City Bowls Club 2118.
The team backed up to win in the afternoon, prevailing 29-22 over North Mackay.
The third round on Sunday saw Airlie Beach take on Seaforth Bowls Club; however the trio’s run would be cut short with a 28-19 loss. In other bowls news, men’s day last Wednesday hosted 17 players.
Barry Zillman and Herb Secomb took down Allan Leis and Eric Bottle 25-17, while the winners of the money were David Zimmermann and Jim Cairns, beating David Stock and Ronald Kennedy 33-9.
Keith Dunn and Jack Dobbins won over Bruce Purdie and Keith Beetham 21-12 while the un-selected game of triples saw Dennis Christensen, Stan Hoy and John Fornasiero victorious over Ian Hoy, Ian Giles and Kon Philitt 21-18.
The Mixed Fours Competition started on Thursday night, with the first round winners in Henny Tattam, Betty Nicolle, Bob McMahon and Andrew Bell taking the points over Louise Mahony, Bruce Purdie, Ladda Purdie and David Dias 25-20.
Sunday’s play saw the ladies’ tri- ples final played, with Elaine Hadlow, Lane Telford and Jill Spencer falling just short of Jo Howes, Betty Nicolle and Margaret Heeney 26-23.
Social bowls hosted 12 players in two sets of triples.
Henny Tattam, Jack Dobbins and Margo Stanley ousted Richard Whitehouse, Noela Whitehead and Eric Bottle 26-11 while Doreen Whitehouse, Jenny Ryder and May Secomb had the last laugh against Di Dobbins, Paul Osborne and Steve Tattam 23-19.
In other news Business House Bowls started last night.
Last Tuesday saw 10 ladies take to the Airlie Beach Bowls Club.
One set of pairs saw Jo Howes and Henny Tattam win over Jill Spencer and Jenny Ruder 13-9. A game of triples had Lane Telford, Doreen Peadon and Doreen Whitehouse victorious over Margo Stanley, Noela Whitehead and Joy Seawright 15-7.