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Around the Zones
Major Triples Champions Dick Gregor,
Glen Grady and Rob Grady d Geoff Pascoe
(sub), Sam Prasad and Barry Evans. What
a great final this turned out to be, both
teams played well but the eventual win-
ners had the edge on the day to take out
the championship. Fours champions Ken
McGuire, Barney Malcolm, Gary Maloney
and Garry Lightfoot d Dick Gregor, Jake
Heffernan, Noel Gregor and Glen Grady.
Just 3 shots decided the championship,
both teams gave their best with an
entertaining low scoring match. Mixed
Pairs Champions Garry Maloney and Olive
Stobart d Daphne Martin and Barry Evans.
The match was closely contested all the
way; remarks were that it had been one
of the best matches in years. The Lennox
Head club hosted a Major/Minor competi-
tion. There was some strong competition,
particularly from the Ballina contingent
which turned out to play. The surprise of
the event was the team of Higgens and
Bowen, two minors who took out the 7th
prizemoney. They beat some of the more
fancied teams over the five rounds of the
competition. The $800 winner's purse
went to Gary Reynolds and David Hall, r/
up Garry Simon and Josh Greenhalgh, 3rd
Jeff Claes and Garry Maloney, 4th John
Essex and Garry Scotcher, 5th Chris Sawer
and Richard Latta, 6th L. Gilbert and
Lance Martin, 7th Branden Higgins and
Blaine Bowen, 8th P. Turner and N. Taylor.
RESULTS of the Major Singles final at
Alstonville BC between Ian Locke and
Kevin Troy was a tight game with the
score 27-all at one stage. Ian finally took
the game 31-27. Major Pairs final saw
Danny Sullivan and Graham Higgins play
Kevin Hodge and Shane Lovell. This was a
great game with eventual winners Danny
and Graham winning 24-15.
THE final of the A Grade Singles at East
Lismore BC was won by John Essex,
and the A Grade Pairs was won by John
Hand and Tony Cheli.
THIRTEEN-year-old Luke Jones, regarded
at Evans Head as the next Aaron Teys,
is the club's minor singles runner-up.
He was edged out of the title by Doug
Voltz, formerly of Kyogle. At present,
young Jones is in Sydney as a local rep
in the high school championships. Evans
Head's big one, the major singles, went
to former Casino bowler Peter Carey, from
Glen Pobje. Other Evans Head champions
-- senior Singles: K. Taylor. Pairs: B. Sten
and R. Greentree. Triples: F. Vaughan,
R. Jarman and G. Williamson. Fours: d
Brodin, B. Sten, T. Sheen and P. Carey.
FORMER East Lismore stalwart Trevor
Clarke is this year's A-grade singles
champion at Lismore Workers Heights BC.
The A-grade pairs went to L. Cheli and O.
Dardengo. Other championships -- Triples:
L. Cheli, O. Dardengo and J. Donadel.
Fours: A. Watts, N. Kerr, P. Langby and
FOLLOWING on from his win in the
final of the A grade singles, Garry Burt
has now teamed up with Brenden Frame
to win the Casino RSM's A grade pairs
final, defeating Kim O'Connor and mark
Danswan 27-13. Casino RSM recently
completed their A grade championships
when the final of the Triples was played.
In this event, Mark McAlister, John Scrase
and Brenden Frame defeated the strong
team of Doug Moss, Garry Burt and David
RESULTS of various club championships
in the CRDBA bowls area include:
Grafton City Services Triples final was
taken out by A. Q. Knox, E. Broadfoot, K.
McWaters. Runners-up were G. Maxted,
G. Kedzlie, D. Andrews. The final of the
Red Rock Open Singles was won by Chris
Lyburn from Bill Gooch. Bill at one stage
had Chris down 22-12, but Chris came
back to win 31-28. The Red Rock Minor
Singles was won by a relatively new
bowler in Paul Fuller, who has been play-
ing for just on three years. Paul was too
good for his opponent Col Milne. South
Grafton Ex-Services saw the B Grade Sin-
gles go to Wayne Essex in a good game,
with Kev Power being the runner up. Ryan
Sheather and Bruce (Hank) Ellem won the
Maclean Minor pairs from Don Wellard
and Michael Bailey. The score was 19-14.
RED ROCK BC believes in promoting
junior bowls for the future bowlers of
our great game and sport. Their top junior
is Sam Dickinson, who still has a couple of
years to go in juniors, but in 2009 played
in the Red Rock No. 5 pennant side.
Sam also made it to the semi finals of
the Open Singles, and played also in the
Triples, Pairs and Fours. The annual Red
Rock Junior and Seniors bowls Carnival
weekend is on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8
November. The junior player is the skip
and the senior player over 18 years is
the lead. There is in excess of $1,200 in
RESULTS of the Yamba Triples final are:
Peter Forrest, William Cox and Peter
Ashton defeated John Collins, Robert
Ware and Brad Johnson 20-19.
THE 2009 Tweed Byron DBA State Pen-
nant finals were successfully held with
that elusive State flag again evading the
clutches of a Tweed-Byron club for yet
another year. At first it appeared both
Murwillumbah (Grade 2) and Condong
(Grade 5) may have been on target to
reach their goal after recording good wins
in their first two games, and only had to
beat the bottom side in their respective
sections to at least make the semi-finals.
Sadly, both were soundly beaten, which
brought their campaigns to a conclusion.
The Cudgen Hornets (Grade 6) were never
really in the hunt after they were defeated
in their first game, but they scored a solid
win in the second round, which gave
them a glimmer of hope. But they, too,
suffered defeat in the final match, which
brought their campaign to an end. The
only Zone One club to experience some
success was East Lismore, which made
the Grade 7 final, but they ran into some
red hot opposition, and in the end had to
settle for the runner-up flag.
POTTSVILLE BC held the finals of the
Champion of Club Champions Singles
in great weather with the green running
at 17 seconds. The results were Round 1
R. Reid 25; D. Hopps 31 d S. Brecard 24;
K. Lehfeldt 31 d M. Petrou 16. Semis A.
Maloney 31 d B. Wicks 17; D. Hopps 31
d K. Lehfeldt 16. Final A. Maloney 32 d
D. Hopps 25.
THE Tweed Byron District Umpires
Association held its annual general
meeting at Brunswick Heads where there
was a changing of the guard at the top
level. Due to ill health, former President
Bob Shaw relinquished the position and
Ken Hall (Pottsville).Long term umpire/
administrator Phil Bonnor has stepped
down from the Vice President's role, and
has been replaced by Doug Moir, also
from Pottsville. The town's Gary Minards
has assumed the role of Secretary.
TWENTY-EIGHT teams contested the
tournament at Pottsville Beach Sports.
Jim Banks and South Tweed Sports' Tony
Miller and Nigel Smith flew the flag high
for the Tweed, with a dazzling display of
veteran bowls. Having dominated pro-
ceedings on the opening day, the talented
trio entered the second and final day as
firm favourites, and true to form bowled
their travelling opponents away for the
lion's share of the $3,800 purse. "The two
day sectional tournament is the biggest
and most popular event on the Pottsville
bowls calendar," PBS's Merv Brady said.
"It's always a brilliant event, and one
that invited players and spectators love
coming along to. We have former State
and National players competing, so you
would go a long way to see better bowls
action on either day." Open only to male
bowlers, Brady continued to say that the
social event, attracts teams from as far
north as Wellington Point, and as far
south as Avalon.
BURRINGBAR is one of the smaller clubs
in the Tweed Byron District with just
one green. However, during the past 18
months, it has had a major facelift with
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