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T HE NSW Senior State Side
ventured to Launceston,
Tasmania, recently to con-
test the annual Senior State
Sides round robin, which was
held at the North Launceston BC.
The Blues were the defending
champions, having been successful
in 2008 at Tweed Heads, and were
determined to give it their best
shot in attempting a successful
defence of their title.
On this occasion, six of the
Nation's States and Territories com-
peted, with only South Australia
and Northern Territory absent.
In her opening address, Bowls
Tasmania President Pat Bennett
issued a warm welcome to all in
attendance, and said she hoped
Senior State Sides round robin
By IAN McKNIGHT
all competitors would enjoy the
experience and camaraderie that
went with the competition.
In Round 1, NSW was up against
Queensland, which bounced out to
an early lead as the NSW players
struggled to come to terms with
the local conditions.
The maroons had the Blues under
the pump as they increased their
lead, even though Sam Laguzza's
rink was holding multiple shots
on numerous occasions.
However, opposition skip Ray
Glasser was in superlative form
as he continually retrieved the
situation for his side.
Brian Harriott's rink after trailing
early, fought back to eventually
take the lead, and with Laguzza's
rink also mounting a fight back
to draw level on the penultimate
end, it was anybody's game.
Unfortunately, the fight back
stopped there, and with Glasser
playing a dominant role, the
Queenslanders managed to eke
out a 60-54 victory.
In other results, Victoria d Tas-
mania 66-42, and WA d ACT 75-38.
In Round 2, NSW -- determined
to atone for the early loss -- was
off to a great start with Laguzza's
rink leading the way.
By the half way mark NSW
had opened up a 36-17 lead, and
then repelled all of Tassies' best
efforts, increasing the lead to
eventually claim the match 69-35,
winning on all rinks, with Harriott
winning 26-7, Laguzza 19-10 and
John O'Neill 24-18.
In other results, Queensland fell
over the line 57-54 against ACT,
and Victoria d WA 61-45.
Traditional rivals, NSW and
Victoria met in a vital Round 3
clash, with NSW getting away to
a perfect start, opening up an
Laguzza's rink was leading the
way (20-2) as NSW led 54-27 at
the half way mark.
As expected, the traditional fight
back from the Vic's eventuated as
they began to make inroads into
the deficit, but the Blues repelled
the challenge to take out the
match 67-49, again with Laguzza's
rink being the star performer and
ably assisted by Harriott's rink.
People with sight problems
enjoy big number watches
By REX DAVIES
WRIST watches with big num-
bers are popular among
people who have eyesight
This is particularly evident for
those who are older, or experience
things like macular degeneration.
When you compare a big numbers
watch with a normal wristwatch, the
difference is so easy to see.
These practical watches have
large, bold numbers that are easy
to read without squinting.
They also have thicker, wider hour
and minute hands which let you see
the time almost at a glance.
Even the second sweep hand is
in red - so you can't miss it.
There is nothing gimmicky -- just
a classic-looking watch -- and you
never need to wind it.
The big numbers watch also
comes complete with an attractive
and comfortable genuine leather
It is available in two sizes -- for
women and men.
• Big numbers for easy reading.
• Wide hands.
• Quartz movement.
• Genuine leather strap.
• Free velvet pouch.
• 1 year money back guarantee.
Because I have seen the value
of these watches for people with
sight problems, arrangements have
been made with the suppliers to
give away 10 samples to readers.
Send it to: Watch Giveaway
PO Box A2186
Sydney South NSW 1235
It must reach us by 28 February.
The winners will be selected at
random from among all of the entries
received by the closing date. Naturally,
the decision of the judges is final.
Meanwhile, if you would like to
obtain a big numbers watch direct
from the suppliers, simply phone
1800 62 63 62, or write to
Quality Point, PO Box 28
Bangalow NSW 2479
For a chance to win one of these
great prizes valued at $39.95 each,
simply print your name and address
on the back of an envelope. Please
indicate whether you prefer a men s
or women s style if you are a winner.
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