Sun shines on bowls vis­i­tors

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Air­lie Bowls Club Ladies Day on Tues­day was down on num­bers and only two games of pairs were played with Linda Werner and Julie Stark com­fort­able win­ners against Dell Lacey and Claire Con­rick 20-10.

Di Dob­bins and Con­nie Reimers beat Elaine Kip­pen and Mar­garet Heeney 20-13.

By con­trast Men’s Day had 35 on the green. Win­ners with scores of 27-16 were John Co­p­land, David Stock and Bob Fen­ney against Peter Lawton, James Argo and Elaine Kip­pen.

Sec­ond to the win­ners were Eric Bot­tle, Tom Storer and Bruce Pur­die who eas­ily de­feated Steve Tat­tam, Paul Os­borne and Ken McAl­lis­ter 26-11.

With Rick Galea tak­ing a dou­ble lead po­si­tion, third place went to Barry Gib­bon and Denis Whitehead, with a score of 23-15 over Ron Spence and John Stark.

Friday night Bare­foot Bowls was well-at­tended.

Satur­day Scroungers’ sec­ond last day be­fore the cel­e­bra­tion fi­nal for the se­ries was won by Betty Ni­colle.

Bob Spees, Yvonne Spees, John Co­p­land, Gra­ham Herd, Rick Galea, Bob Dalby, Fran Tweedie and Peter Lawton lost.

Also played on Satur­day was the fi­nal of the Men’s Bgrade sin­gles, be­tween Dan McLeod and Rick Brunell. Dan won a very close game with both on 22 at the last end. Fi­nal score was 25-22.

On the same day the semi­fi­nal of the Men’s A-grade pairs was con­tested be­tween Peter Lawton and Steve Tat­tam against the even­tual win­ners, Derek Brown and Kevin Jewell 28-18.

Sun­day brought 28 to the green.

Win­ners of the money were Ken McAl­lis­ter, June Walsh and Glenn Mann with a ter­rific win over Judy Jewell, Noela Whitehead, and Arthur Jewell 29-11.

In the pairs, Joan Mann and Peter Wells even­tu­ally won 22-18 against Neil Moore and James Argo.

A game of triples with Dorothy Wells, Den­nis Whitehead and Nik Fern­bach against Barry Stevens, Henny Tat­tam and Kevin Jewell was eas­ily won by Dorothy, Den­nis and Nik, 21-13.

An­other triples game re­sulted in Ron Spence, Mar­garet Heeney and Robyn Fuller beat­ing Paul Os­borne, Con­nie Reimers and Jenny Ry­der 21-18.

And Bruce Pur­die, Joyce Mallesch and Brian Fuller pipped Bob Spees, Lin­den Mal­lisch, Betty Ni­colle 20-19.

SHOT: Neil Moore lets fly at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Photo: Rory Sheav­ils / The Guardian

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