Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Proserpine Bowls News

Summer's heat and humidity has made games this last week at Proserpine Bowls Club an exercise in maintaining grip and focus.

On Wednesday the Club had 11 players for games of social bowls: Alen Sanderson, Heather Brown, and Mike Harrison defeated John Anderson, Heather Brown and Sandy Daffara 32-18;  Jim Bownds, Betty Whitehorn, and Philip Brown defeated Pat Bownds, Mary Hedgelong and Bruce Uhe 27-15.

Saturday was all about competition games as the club races to try to get as much competition played before Easter and the imminent start of the Pennants Season.

Saturday morning in the Club Championship Singles Michael Kinnear defeated Philip Brown 28-10; Shane Kinnear defeated Todd Leys 25-6.  In the "B" Singles Kendall Watts defeated Mike Harrison 25-9.  

Saturday afternoon a game of Club Championship Fours was played.

This was always going to be a battle royale when you look at the names on both sides of the scorecard.

Shane Kinnear, Todd Leys, Scott Hamilton, and Gavin Milne took the honours this time winning 23-14 against Warren Wilson, Martin Corr, Jonathan Bye, and Wayne Handley.

Sunday afternoon, eight players played Pairs as a 2-4-2 format, and on Rink 12, Mike Harrison and Warren Wilson defeated Mary Hedgelong and Heather Brown 13-12 with thirteen ends played.  

On Rink 13, John Anderson and Philip Brown defeated Bruce Uhe and Barry Zillmann 17 - 8.

Social Bowls will be available on Sunday afternoon over Easter, weather permitting. Names in by 1pm ready for a 1.30pm start.

The Club attests that all draws have been put up on the windows of the bar to allow those wishing to organise to play their games at mutually agreed times, to know who their next opponent is.  

Those changing times please speak with Barry Saroglia, The Club’s Games Director.

Selectors will be working at the Club in coming days for possible Pennants teams combinations with the first two rounds being Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16.

Division 1 plays Airlie Beach on Saturday at the Beach and Souths Suburban at Proserpine on Sunday.

Division 5 play Airlie Beach at Proserpine on Saturday and St Helens at St Helens on Sunday.  

The Club extends congratulations to Wayne Handley and Grahame Kinnear who have been selected in the District Sides team to represent Mackay District at this year's District Sides in Coolum in May.

Contributed with thanks to Heather Brown

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