Air­lie club plays through storms

A-grade men’s pairs semis a thriller

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

BOWLS: The storm hit Air­lie Beach last Fri­day but great bowls was played in the first semi-fi­nal of the A-grade men’s pairs.

It took two-and-a-half hours through sheets of rain and gusts of wind for Amando Is­gro and Nathan Har­ri­ett to beat David Dias and Rick Brunell 30/13.

At 20/0, on the eighth end, the score turned.

Up to then, Man and Nathan seemed to be play­ing a game of pool.

They drove at David and Rick’s win­ning heads, shat­ter­ing their scor­ing chances.

They placed the mat short with the jack on the T, and trailed the jack into the ditch mak­ing it just about im­pos­si­ble for David and Rick to win. But the worm turned. In pour­ing rain, David and Rick won nine con­sec­u­tive ends.

Fri­day at the club is usu­ally prac­tice/coach­ing af­ter­noon, fol­lowed by a drink at the bar and bare­foot bowls, but this week rain stopped that.

In the B-grade men’s sin­gles, Rick Brunell strug­gled to beat Paul Os­borne 26/20.

Last Fri­day, the club threw a party for mem­bers to cel­e­brate the end of the men and women’s Pen­nant Sea­son.

The club’s three teams showed their depth of tal­ent and com­pet­i­tive­ness.

Scroungers, which is played ev­ery Satur­day at 1pm, is an in­di­vid­ual, rather than a team game.

After play­ing their 12 end heats, Neil Moore and Rick Galea played off in the fourend fi­nal.

Rick won 12/11, claim­ing the $20 prize.

Eleven op­ti­mists turned up ready to play for Sun­day so­cial bowls, but de­cided to so­cialise in the club­house. Twelve played on Tues­day. Elaine Kip­pen, June Walsh and Lane Telford beat Mar­garet Heeney, Jenny Ry­der and Jill Spencer 32/10.

Di Dob­bins, Clair Con­rick and Alma Ash­brie beat Del Lacey, Julie Stark and Ladda Pur­die 21/17.

In Wednes­day bowls, 24 took to the green.

Herb Se­comb, Ron Spence and John Sladek beat Elaine Kip­pen, David Phillips and John Stark 19/18.

Leigh Wil­liamson, Clair Con­rick and Julie Stark beat Bob Spees, Art Moore and John Laver 21/10.

Keith Dunn, Jan Meltzer and Ken But­ler beat Bob Fen­ney, Ken North and Dave Phillips 36/16.

Rick Galea, Ge­off Tru­mann and Nick Fern­bach beat Neil Moore, Jim Cairns and Eric Bot­tle 17/15.

SCROUNGERS: Rick Galea and Neil Moore after Rick’s win in the Scroungers com­pe­ti­tion. Photo: con­trib­uted.

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