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end. Congratulations Phil and Kevin on a
fine win 19-18. The final of the champion-
ship triples has been completed and the
winner was the team of H. Gibson. B.
Robinson and R. Mills over K. O'Connor,
S. Forbes and F. Forbes 18-14.
GRAFTON'S Jacaranda Carnival has
been run and won. The triples overall
winners were R. Wiseman, J. Shannon and
P. Forrester; r/up J. Sherin, C. Forbes and
P. Jones (Urunga); third B. Ballantyne, B.
Angel and J. Eichorn; fourth A. Parker,
G. Meany and M. Gooch. Pairs winners:
P. Constable and M. Albert; r/up B. Bal-
lantyne and J. Eichorn; third I. Knox and
K. Landrigan; fourth L. Carter and A.
THE inaugural series between the Tweed
Byron and Gateway Districts took
place at Cudgen Leagues BC. Players
and officials declared the day a great
success, so much so that the series will
now become an annual event on both
District's calendars, with the Tweed Byron
scheduled to pay the Gateway District
a visit in 2010. After pleasantries were
exchanged, it was time for action on
the green and neither side was able to
gain any significant advantage, with the
scores and fortunes fluctuating back and
forth. As the game progressed it became
obvious that an exciting finish was in
store, because the two sides were never
separated by more than a shot or two. As
the dust settled after the last bowl was
played, it was thought that the Gateway
District had scrambled home by three
shots, but a closer examination of the
score cards revealed that in fact it had
been a 115-all draw. Even the rink wins
were shared at three-a-piece, with Kris
Lehfeldt's, Steve Piggott's and J.T. Gray's
rinks all scoring vital wins for the Tweed
Byron. All was set in place for a great
afternoon match and no one was disap-
pointed. Again there was little between
the two evenly matched sides as the lead
swapped back and forth, but once again
there were never more than a handful
of shots between them at any stage.
As the match reached its climax, Tweed
Byron held on grimly to a slender lead
until the final end was played out, with
the Gateway side needing at least three
shots to force a draw. The visiting skip
played a great bowl to move the jack, but
it only gained him a single shot, which
allowed the Tweed Byron to escape with
a 116-114 victory, with Lehfeldt's rink of
Steve Massey, Greg Sawtell and Luke
Wade setting up the win with a fine
15-shot victory. Scott Reading's rink also
chipped in with a valuable win, while
Adam Maloney's and Brian Ayres' rinks
both went down by just a solitary shot to
enable the Tweed Byron to claim an over-
all victory with 1.5 wins plus two shots to
the Gateway's 0.5 win + 0. The inaugural
event eventuated as a great, pulsating
series and everyone is eagerly waiting for
next year's event in the Gateway District
when the two sides will be playing for
the Kliese-McKnight Shield, named after
the former Bowls Queensland President
and the incumbent NSW State President
decided to donate a suitable shield as an
incentive for both sides.
THE curtain has fallen on the Tweed
Byron's season with the completion of
the Fours championship at Mullumbimby
BC. The first day's play was uneventful,
with no surprises. The four semi-finalists
were from Burringbar, Condong, Murwil-
lumbah and Pottsville. The semi-finals
saw Steve Robson up against Richard
Scott, but his team was no match for the
Pottsville four, while Jeff McDonald's team
had the better of Brian Gillett's Murwil-
THE Triples Champion of Champions
was played at Burringbar with first
round winners R. Tonkin (O/S), J. Fer-
gusson (M'bah), B. Wicks (Condong),
R. Reid (Byron Bay). In the semi-finals,
R. Tonkin defeated J. Fergusson and B.
Wicks defeated R. Reid. The final was
played between Tonkin's team and Wick's
warriors, and with the lead changing a
number of times, the Condong trio was
too solid and hung on to win 30-25.
THE Tweed Byron DBA 2009 District
Champions are: Fours: V. Caldwell, R.
Montgomery, L. Wade and R. Northcott.
Triples: S. Brecard, R. Barnes and G.
Condie. Pairs: S. Reading and P. Martain.
Singles: K. Lechfeldt. Reserve Pairs: K.
Kelly and J. Ferguson. Reserve Singles: F.
Fielding. Senior Pairs: R. McClelland and
J. Felton. TBDBA Bowler of the Year was
K. Lechfledt (Pottsville).
THIRTY-SIX Condong Canetoads hosted
36 bowlers from Brisbane Barflies, and
a great morning was had by all. They
played for a trophy which was won by
the visitors on a small margin of points.
Winners of the day were D. Jackson, R.
Jackson, R. Dillon; losers F. Coulter, B.
Coulter, M. Carloss.
PRIOR to the start of competition in
the annual Diggers Day at Pottsville
BC, members attended the traditional
flag ceremony and the reading of the
Ode delivered by the President of the
Pottsville Sub-Branch of the RSL, John
Hawes. Almost 60 players took part in the
event with $800 prizemoney on offer. First
prize winners were Garry Booth, Mark
Woods and Brian Sands. President of the
Pottsville RSL Sub-Branch, John Hawes,
and Secretary Peter Field presented the
winners' cheques. The event has now
been placed on the permanent calendar
for the first Wednesday in October. Club
championship results: M. Commerford and
K Lehfeldt defeated J. Kent and B. Kent in
the final of the Club Mixed Pairs.
SIXTY-FOUR bowlers turned out for
the Mick Dignan Memorial Fours in
very hot and windy conditions. Winners
of the first round was a local team - R.
Donnelly, R. Young, R. Grob and F. Moore;
2nd round (Bangalow) T. Hart, B. Fiedler,
R. Hurst and I. Holden; 3rd (Nimbin) G.
Hardy, J. Ryan, R. Nugent and G. Gook.
Runners-up (Ocean Shores) B. Cochwood,
B. Sweeney, T. Kennedy and P. Earl.
Tournament winners from the Coolan-
gatta club were B. Beach, J. Morrissey,
P. Kukums and skipped by P. Duncan
(Mick Dignan's son-in-law).Peter was a
well known bowler in the District prior
to moving to Queensland. Club President
Richard Grob reflected on the tremendous
contribution Mick gave to the game,
stating he was a driving force in setting
up the Tweed Byron Distrcit and a major
player in the growth of Brunswick Heads
Club (his contribution acknowledged in
having a green dedicated in his honour).
He then became a founding member of
the Burringbar club in October 1998 and
elected inaugural President. Mick con-
tinued to drive the growth and develop-
ment of this small club until poor health
forced him to hand over the reins. Richard
remarked: 'It is fitting testimony to Mick's
great contribution that we dedicate this
tournament to him." He then thanked
all visiting bowlers for their support and
welcomed Mick's son, Peter Dignan, who
presented the winners prizemoney and
the trophy to the victorious Coolangatta
team, saying how proud his dad would
be to see a "full house" compete for his
INTERNATIONAL Day tournament results:
winners round 1 I. Darroch, T. Kennedy,
C. Douglas and K. Lutherborough; round
2 R. Tonkin, K. Hosie, R. Roberts and R.
Norris; 3rd round W. Gruggen, B. Jackson,
D. Quinn and D. Smith; r/up C. Allard, R.
Young, S. Robson and E. Roberts. Event
winners Des Boyd, Dick Aldridge, Mike
Bambery and Brian Ayres.
BRUNSWICK Heads conducted the 29th
Annual Classic Fours. As usual, this
very popular carnival attracted a large
number of bowlers extending from Park
Beach in the south to Pine Rivers in the
north. Conducted in perfect weather,
only four teams had achieved three wins
at the end of the first day. This made for
competitive bowls on the second day,
with the winners being: 1st - M. Jaffray,
D. Hopps (Cab.), R. Allan (M'bah) and
C. Klaverstyn (Cab.) 5 wins plus 63; 2nd
- R. Browne, P. McDonald, R. Waulde,
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