Record-break­ing win for Kin­n­ear

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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