Stel­lar turnout for me­mo­rial play

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MORE than two dozen bowlers at­tended the Buddy Holmes Me­mo­rial Day on Sun­day at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club.

Play­ers braved 15 ends in wet and windy con­di­tions, and over­all the win­ners of the per­pet­ual tro­phy were Rick Wil­liams, Mae Se­comb and Tessie Walker, who de­feated Margo Stan­ley, Flo O’Han­lon and Keith Beetham 25–12.

Peter Law­ton, Joan Frank and Nelda Cowan fin­ished third af­ter oust­ing Jo Howes, Jill Spencer and Gus Fer­liano 18–10.

Other re­sults had Nik Fern­bach, Patsy Black and Paul Os­borne de­feat Elaine Had­low, Mar­garet Heeney and Con­nie Wilkin­son 22–13 while Steve Tat­tam, Glad New­ton and Col Howes knocked over Betty Ni­col, Lane Telford and Ron Reimers 21–18.

In other news, on Satur­day the men’s pen­nant teams en­joyed a great win over Mackay RSL in hor­rid con­di­tions.

All three teams won their rinks, with Nathan Har­riott, Kevin Jewell, Steve Roome and Col Howes win­ning 22–16 while Andy Bell, Bob McMa­hon, Rick Wil­liams and Herb Se­comb scored 44–10.

Man Is­gro, Daryl Tut­tle, Steve Tat­tam and Nik Fern- bach also saluted, win­ning 23–17.

Else­where this week Kevin Jewell de­feated Dom Sposato 26–16 in their A-grade sin­gles game while in Wed­nes­day’s men’s jack­pot play Peter Law­ton and Wally Gray over­came Dom Sposato and Nik Fern­bach 27–19.

Steve Tat­tam, Derek Brown and John Dadek also won, knock­ing over Ge­orge Sim­monds, Herb Se­comb and Gus Fer­liano 25–16.

The ladies’ rinks cham­pi­onship fi­nal also took place this week­end, where Elaine Had­low, Jo Hoes, Lane Telford and Jill Spencer were crowned vic­to­ri­ous over Margo Stan­ley, Regina Aqualina, Alison Holmes and Sandy Bar­ille 19–13.

In Tues­day’s ladies play Lada Pur­die, Elaine Kip­pen and Con­nie Wilkin­son ousted Mar­garet Heeney, Tess Walker and Con­nie Wilkin­son 36–19.

MEMORIAM: Pa­tri­cia “Patsy” Black bowls in hon­our off her brother, Buddy Holmes.

Photo: Rory Sheav­ils

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