Ladies take on region’s best bowlers
AIRLIE BOWLS: Ladies from Airlie Beach have put the bowls club on the map, taking on the region’s best at the South Suburban Prestige Triples.
The competition hosted 30 teams from as far as Townsville and Brisbane on November 5-6 in Mackay.
Elaine Hadlow, Dorothy Wise, Margo Stanley, Elaine Kippen, Henny Tattam and Sandy Barrile took part, however the teams didn’t make the final placings, despite putting their best feet forward.
Closer to home men’s day was low on numbers; however one game of triples and two of pairs were played.
Nik Fernbach, David Stock and Ron Spence ousted Steve Tattam, Jim Cairns and Ron Spence 19-15 in the triples’ game while Paul Turnbull and Keith Dunn took down Rick Brunell and Bob Turnbull 2316.
The other fixture of the day saw Barry Zillmann and Bruce Purdie overpower Herb Secomb and Wally Gray 23-11.
In Business House Bowls news, the Mighties, Porters Pounders and Whitsunday Transit lead the competition from Cold Rock, Intuitive Massage, Woolies Allsorts, PRDNationwide and Bendigo Community Bank.
In other news, barefoot bowls didn’t go ahead on Friday night, however the popular social outing is expected to return tomorrow evening from 6pm.
Sunday social play saw two games of triples and a Mixed Pairs Championship take place at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club.
The winners of the event were Andrew Bell and Betty Nicolle, who easily eclipsed Bob McMahon and Elaine Hadlow 25-11.
Bruce Purdie, Connie Reimers and Peter Lawton defeated Gus Ferlaino, Ron Reimers and Jenny Ryder 30-10 to win the money on the day while the other game saw Paul Osborne, Rick Brunell and Kevin Jewell oust Wally Gray, Ladda Purdie and Margo Stanley 2516.
The club also reminds those interested that Saturday’s Scroungers game starts at 1pm.
ON TARGET: Kevin Jewell sends one on its way at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club on Sunday.