Bowlers ready for pairs, fours finals

Veteran bowls THE PCDBA Veteran Championships have reached the finals in pairs and fours after several delays.

The pairs final will be contested by Ian Ramsay and Evan Hagedorn against Dudley Owens and Wacko Arnold. The Fours Championship Final is between Ian Ramsay, Arthur Sugden, Keith Damke and Evan Hagedorn against Col Tummon, Joe Kirwin, Brian Jenkinson and Col McKean.

This game will be finalised next Thursday afternoon at Gladstone Bowls Club.

Two semi finals were completed at Gladstone Bowls last Thursday afternoon with free running greens which ran faster as the game progressed. Dudley Owens and Wacko Arnold proved too experienced for Wal Cooper and Bert Townsend who went down 33-15 after leading 30-6 at the 15th end.

The game between Ian Ramsay and Evan Hagedorn and Arthur Sugden and John Baxter was a close battle with Ramsay and Hagedorn winning 18-16 with single shot ends predominating. Nominations for the 2005 Singles Championships close at the end of the month. There will be one change in playing conditions, with time limits on rounds imposed.

Calliope Central Bowls Club THE Graham/Tummon Shield was contested at Calliope Central Bowls Club on Sunday.

This long running trophy is an annual event played between Calliope Central and Mount Larcom Clubs and was donated by Mavis Graham and Col Tummon.

This year the host club was successful scoring 114 shots to 96. Teams of 20 mixed bowlers played. The event will be staged at Mount Larcom Club in 2006. Junior Bowls is scheduled for Sunday from 9am to 11am in uniform.

All division junior bowlers and prospective juniors are welcome to participate. Junior bowlers are scheduled to visit Miriam Vale Bowls Club on August 21.

For further details contact coach Helen Potter. Ladies please note that the monthly meeting has been postponed to August 8.

Miriam Vale Bowls Club MIRIAM Vale Bowls Club Mixed Carnival is scheduled for September 24 and 25.

Nomination fees are set at $160 per team and entries close on receipt of the first 16 paid teams.

Nominations fees include green fees, morning tea and lunch. Format is six rounds of 18 ends or two hours, 20 minutes. Play will commence at 9am on Saturday and 8.45am on Sunday.

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