Port Curtis men beat ladies for bowls trophy

PCDBA v PCDLBA THE annual battle between the men and lady bowlers of the Port Curtis division was hosted by Miriam Vale Bowls Club and all visiting bowlers were welcomed by president Alan Ferris. The format is 32 from each division and two rounds of 12 ends were played.

The men were superior on the day, winning the coveted Stallan/ Cavanagh Trophy 205 shots to 140.

One of the donors, Joan Cavanagh, travelled to Miriam Vale to graciously present the trophy to division president Ian Dahl. The men organised the event this year so the ladies will organise the 2006 competition.

Games directors were Lenore Strandquist and Maurie Givan.

1770 Bowls Club THE 1770 Bowls Club completed two finals for 2005. The mixed triples champions for 2005 are Ed Homer, Lloyd Brady and Phil Myles after defeating Warren Fraser, Bill Sophios and Bill Little 19-14.

The mixed fours final championship was won by John Fraser, Ken Austin, Peter Spillaine and Rick Weir 20-16. Their opponents were Stuart Freebairn, Neil Grambower, Jack Lennon and Barbara Homer.

Lloyd Brady was on fire, winning cock of the walk from Peter Spillaine then backing up to also defeat Fred Martin. The green will close on December 18.

Veteran Bowls THE Port Curtis Veteran Bowls Competitions are now completed with the Singles Final completed at Gladstone Bowls Club last Thursday afternoon.

Captain Wacko Arnold met John Baxter in the final. Spectators agreed the game was worthy of a competition final.

Baxter started well to win the first 12 ends to lead 14-6. Arnold lengthened the ends and began a fight back with multiple ends to lead 22-19 at end 20. Baxter held his nerve and prevented Arnold, a noted formidable finisher from scoring again, winning the last four ends with to win 27-22.

Ironically, Baxter did what Wacko did to Brian Jenkinson, winning the last end by running the kitty through the head to his back bowls. That is how John Baxter played the last end to put his seal on the Championship.

Congratulations to both bowlers for a great game and also to John Baxter who won the prestigious Singles championship in his first year of becoming a veteran. He also reached the pairs semi- final.

The Port Curtis Division will hold a presentation ceremony to present the badges to the pairs and fours champions at Gladstone bowls Club on a Thursday afternoon in the near future. The singles trophy has been donated.

Thanks to all veterans bowlers who participated in this year's competitions, their enthusiasm, co-operation and high standard of sportsmanship.

Calliope Central HELEN Potter has had a successful year coaching up to 20 junior bowlers on Saturday afternoon at Calliope Central. The juniors will don their club uniforms and join the senior members of the club on the green to the end of the year.

All are showing potential and will provide enthusiastic competition. New juniors will still be coached on Saturday afternoon.

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