Tuross Heads Men’s Bowls

Five A Side

The weather cleared on cue for two magnificent Spring days for the holding of the Five A Side Carnival. Though down on numbers the event was a great success with players very pleased with the changes to the format.

Teams played more games and the singles format was in ‘sets play’. Over the two days the teams played three games each of singles, four, pairs and triples.

After a sluggish first day, the team led by Joe Kosanic stormed home with six out of six wins on day 2 to claim first prize. The team comprised John Fahey, Peter Macdonald, Ivan Balentovic, David Boon along with Kosanic. It was a victory for a local team – which is a rarity in our carnivals. On the two days they recorded nine wins and ended with 18 points and a margin of plus 42.

It was a particularly rewarding effort for Kosanic who has played very little bowls over the past year due to illness and injury. He started slowly on Day 1 but showed the benefit of match play on Day 2.

Second place getters were a team from Belconnen comprising John Hammond, Greg Megee, Bob Frankcom, Tony Holmes and Alex Horsburg. They also played well on Day 2 with 4 wins, a draw and one loss finishing with 15 points and a margin of 36 shots.

Third place went to the Dalmeny team of Keith Cook, Alan Betts, Garry Lavis, Finn Hansen and Barry Lymbery. They finished with 15 points and a minus 10 margin.

A couple of close losses cost the Mollymook team of Nick King, Glen Dickson. Tim Flynn, Ron Moore and Nathan Bezant. They finished in fourth place with 14 points plus 29.

The best performing team outside the winners on Day 1 was Anthony Barca and Bob Boyd from Ulladulla who joined Jim Macklan, John Monks and Bruce Lidbury form Tuross,

The final award, for best day 2 result, went to the Bodalla side of Shane Coooper, Matt Morton, Jim Marshall, Ray Dunbar and Paul Van der Hevel.

Consistency Singles

The semi finalists in the Consistency Singles have been decided. John Monks, Peter Macdonald, Jim Macklan and David Boon will vie for the title on the weekend of November 18 and 19.

John Monks had a great struggle in his quarter final against Peter Bird. They were neck and neck throughout with Monks just managing to keep his head in front. After 19 ends they were locked at 95 all before Monks grabbed a crucial break winning the next three ends to give him the advantage.

He was able to consolidate the break and ended up winning 150 to 140.

The other three quarter finals were not as close. Peter Macdonald had some revenge for his loss in the Minor Singles Final with an excellent performance to down Joe Cremona 152 to 118.

Julian Penny made David Boon fight for his points in the first half of their clash. After 13 ends Boon held a slender 67 – 63 lead. However, Boon then pulled away to take the match 152 to 108.

In the final match Lawrie Riley rued the decision to take his bowls out of his car in Braidwood when he had to use a second set of smaller bowls in his clash with Jim Macklan. He struggled to compete with the unerring accuracy of Macklan with the unfamiliar bowls. Macklan played too well and won 151 to 79.

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