Sun shines on bowls visitors
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