History created for Airlie bowlers
AIRLIE BOWLS: History was created at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club this week, with the club winning pennants in several divisions.
The club’s men claimed the division three pennant while the ladies were successful in division four.
This is the first time in the club’s history that both men’s and ladies’ pennants have been won in the same year, marking a record-making achievement for all involved.
In other news of success for the club, Bob McMahon and Andy Bell claimed victory in the Champion of Champions’ district pairs in Sarina while Herb Secomb flew the flag for Airlie Beach at the recent Proserpine 200s, winning the senior singles title.
Closer to home, Dom Sposato has taken the lead in the Sunday social competition with 31 points over Wally Gray (30) with just three weeks remaining.
In ladies’ play last Tuesday, Noela Whitehead, Henny Tattam and Denise Moore won over Jenny Ryder, Margaret Heeney and Denise Moore (double lead) 27-17 while Regina Aqualina and Connie Reimers ousted Margo Stanley and Eileen Halliday 22-21.
On Wednesday men’s jackpot play, Nik Fernbach and Jon Sladek were victorious over Rod Moore and Martin Stewart 20-18 while Jim Cairns and Dave Per- kins had the last laugh over Keith Beetham and Barry Anderson 23-19.
Rick Brunell, Arthur Jewel and Peter Lawton also drew 22-22 with Dom Sposato, Herb Secomb and Steve Tattam.
In social play last Sunday, David Dias, Peter Lawton and Paul Osborne defeated Nik Fernbach, Ken McAllister and Joyce Mallesch 19-13 while Betty Nicoll, Linden Mallesch and Connie Wilkinson drew with Margo Stanley, Derek Brown and Lou Power 16-16.
Rick Williams, Ron Reimers and Louise Mahony rounded out the day with a 26-16 win over Martin Stewart, Dom Sposato and Jenny Ryder.