Bowls Autumn Carnival a Great Success

Tuross Head Bowling Club held a very successful three day Carnival on May 15 – 17.  The Carnival comprised different events each day with entrants competing for a prize pool of over $3000!  The success of the event was due to the wonderful sponsorship of the local businesses, great organisation from Marcel Kors and Andrew Farrington, nice weather (for the most part!) and the greens being in first class condition.

The first event was the Hallmark Real Estate and Tuross Pharmacy Mixed Pairs.  It was very competitive event as shown that over the three games played no side managed to win all three games.  The winners were the Dalmeny team of Vicki Dedini and Brian Seaman who won two games and drew the third.  They had a points margin of plus 20.

In second place were the Tomakin side of Helena and Greg Megee who finished with 2 wins and plus 24.  The local pairing of Jonathan Green and Rose Farrington were next with 2 wins and plus 22.  Peter and Irene Macdonald completed a good day for the locals when they had the best last game of plus 11.

On Tuesday 20 teams competed over three games of 2 bowl triples in the Platinum Blinds and Awnings Luxaflex Open Triples. In another very competitive event only two teams won all three games.  Cooma visitors of Cobber Seears, Terry Croker and Mel Storta took the main prize with 3 wins and plus 27.  Locals Mick Challice, Ray Brown and Allan Etheredge finished second with 3 wins and plus 23.

After an absence of several years, former regular visitors from Wagga – Kevin Rafter, Bob Robertson and John Hetherington – had a successful day taking out third place with two wins and plus 25.  The Bodalla/Narooma combination of Matt Morton, Paul Van der Heuvel and Keith Pickett had the best last game win with plus 17.

Two full greens of 28 sides competed in the final event  –  the AMH Motor Group Open Pairs.  Despite the cold change play was again very competitive with only 4 of the teams managing to win all games.  The Moruya team of Peter Pritchard and Joel Hilliard won the day with three wins and plus 27.

Paul Van der Heuvel and Matt Morton just managed to take home second place when they pipped Tuross players Sue Fahey and Lorraine Bird.  Both teams had 3 wins and plus 13 but the Bodalla pairing won 2 more ends over the day to finish second.

Malua Bay players Peter Hutchison and Tony Melrose picked up the best last game .

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