Record-breaking win for Kinnear
PROSERPINE BOWLS: Local bowler Michael Kinnear has created history, becoming just the second Proserpine player to win the Champion of Champions’ singles.
Kinnear contested the popular event at Northern Beaches Bowls Club, overcoming Airlie Beach local Man Isgro last Saturday afternoon 25-18 to advance to the next round.
He then followed up on Sunday morning to down Jason Little 25-18 before conquering Brian Adams in the grand final in the afternoon, triumphing as the overall winner with an impressive 25-12 result.
Kinnear becomes just the second Proserpine local to win the Champion of Champions’ singles event since joining the Mackay district, following in the footsteps of Bruce Stanley in 1994.
In other news, the men’s B pairs were also played over the weekend at the Proserpine Bowls Club, starting on Saturday morning.
Neil Robinson and John Henderson downed Todd Leys and Nathan Dodds 20-19 while the semi-final in the afternoon saw Dan Robinson and Shane May overcome the duo 23-11.
Jim Quod and Shane Spann also defeated Dale Haack and Vince Olsen 18-12 to advance to Sunday’s decider.
The game was 13-13 at the end of the 17th end as both teams struggled for the upperhand.
Jim Quod and Shane Spann eventually prevailed, posting a 19-14.
Meanwhile, in social play, Jeanette Calway, Janet Mortimer, Lois Read and Barry Zillmann defeated Arthur Williams, Lill Burke, Colin Duke and Philip Brown 18–17.