Tumby women take back-to-back wins at Anne Cornwell Carnival

The region five, three-day Anne Cornwell Bowling Carnival was hosted by the Cleve and Port Neill Bowling Clubs earlier this month.

Players from Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Kimba, Cowell, Cleve, Port Neill, Tumby Bay, Cummins, Coffin Bay, Port Lincoln and Kirton Point took part in the event.

A total of 104 players played fours and pairs over the three days.

The finals showed a high level of play and were enjoyed by all spectators.

All the fours were played at Cleve and the pairs were shared between the two clubs, with the finals held at Port Neill. 

The fours semi-finals, played at Port Neill on the last day, had three Cummins teams and one Cowell team playing off.

The first semi-final had Cowell’s Vicki Lehmann losing to Sandra Blacker, Cummins.

The second semi was between the other two Cummins teams, with Chris Hayman successful against Ally Baldock.

The final of 10 ends between Sandra Blacker and Chris Hayman had the score eight-all on the last end, so a toss of a coin determined who had the mat first.

All spectators were kept on their toes to finally see Hayman’s team win by one shot in a great final to watch.

The pairs semi-final saw Heather Workman and Jeanette Bubner (Ceduna) defeat Lucille Green and Yvonne Glass (Port Lincoln) and Sandra Blacker and Julianne Fitzgerald (Cummins) lose to Carlene Fraser and Keryn Hibbit (Tumby Bay). 

In the final, Workman and Bubner lost to Fraser and Hibbit, who also won the pairs in the 2016 carnival.