Ladies take on re­gion’s best bowlers

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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