Super 8 success for Eastern Eyre bowlers

SUPER 8 WINNERS: Back: Noel Millard, Mark Kobelt, Kym Wakefield, Geoff Illman; front: Dene noble, Colin Traeger and Brian Dolling. Absent: Paul Wheare.
SUPER 8 WINNERS: Back: Noel Millard, Mark Kobelt, Kym Wakefield, Geoff Illman; front: Dene noble, Colin Traeger and Brian Dolling. Absent: Paul Wheare.

Super 8 competition

The inaugural Super 8 competition organised between Cleve, Cowell, Port Neill, with Arno Bay and Lock combining to make a team was completed last Friday night.

Teams of eight players from the clubs were chosen to play in the competition, which was sponsored by Green Gage.

The format of the competition was sets play with players playing two games to make the set and playing triples and pairs.

Power plays came into the game with teams opting to nominate an end.

If they won the end the shots were doubled.

On the last night Cleve and Cowell were tied with six points each.

The first match saw Cleve defeat Port Neill and Cowell defeat Arno Bay/Lock, who then defeated Port Neill in their last match.

In the final, Cleve defeated Cowell to be the inaugural winners of the competition.

Final points were Cleve 10, Cowell eight, Port Neill four and Lock two.

Ladies bowls

Cleve ladies competed in the sets play competition with 13 entering.

It was a pleasant day with the green running well but the wind made things a bit tricky.

Several players needed to play three extra ends due to winning a game each in some sets.

The eventual winner Joan Post won her three sets to win with 12 points and runner up Pauline Wheare was very close behind with 11.5 pts.

Mid-week men’s pairs finals

The midweek men’s pairs finals were played at the Cowell Bowling Club on Wednesday, March 7.

In the first semi final, Cleve defeated Port Neill, 61 to 54.

In the second semi final, Cowell defeated Kimba, 56 to 50.

Cleve was victorious in the grand final defeating Cowell 54 to 48.

Association vice-president Rodney Haywood thanked the Cowell Bowling Club for hosting the event.

He then congratulated Cleve on their win and presented all players with their premiership pennant badges.

Pairs Champion of Champions

Cowell Bowling Club hosted the pairs Champion of Champions on Sunday, March 4 for both the ladies and men, playing five games of 10 ends each.

In the men’s competition, Cleve’s Dene Noble and Colin Traeger won the title.

In the ladies, Port Neill’s Jackie Field and Tiffany Kimber were victorious with four wins.