Sam Lunck was the skip in the victorious Pt Curtis combination which won the State District Sides Championships in Tweed Heads.
Sam Lunck was the skip in the victorious Pt Curtis combination which won the State District Sides Championships in Tweed Heads. Paul Braven

Sam wins sides championships

FILLING in her role as the skip for the Port Curtis lawn bowls team, Sam Lunck engineered her side to the State District Sides Championships in Tweed Heads.

Lunck, who replaced regular skip Wendy Mason, was joined by Michelle Bolt from Miriam Vale, Yvonne Geall from Biloela and Carolyn Meade from the 1770 Bowls Club, said the Port District team was 'on its own' for the third successive year.

"There were16 teams from all around the state and they were divided into two sections," Lunck explained.

"This then determines which division you play in.

"The top four teams from each division play off for the flag."

As it turned out Lunck's team knocked off Condamine in the decider to complete an undefeated tournament.

"We won all the rinks by big margins," Lunck said.

The quickness of the Tweed Heads Lawn Bowls Club greens took a little to get used to, but Lunck said that was not the only challenge.

"It was very windy down there because it was on the coast and the wind plays a massive part," Lunck said.

"You have to allow for more grass when you do your bowl."

Experienced lawn bowlers Shane Cummings and Tony Leggio gave Lunck plenty of advice on the role of being a skip while she thanked her employed.

"Barney Point Butchery gave me time off to play in Tweed Heads which was great from them," Lunck said.

Her next assignments are Fours, Singles, Champion of Champions and Pairs events over the next two months.



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