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Bowls In Focus : December 2009
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It's Australia's second biggest cancer killer, but it can be cured if detected early. Star FM's breakfast announcer Adam Lavelle said: "I'm shocked, I can hardly walk today! Who would have thought lawn bowls would do that to you?" The combatants had plenty of celebrity bowlers visit throughout the day including Stacey Collier, a former junior world champion and Australian representative, plus a visit from Santa's Elves, who all had a go and assisted Adam and Joe - and gave them a few much needed pointers too! And there were lots of people commenting on the super dodgy indoor green, crafted by the boys out of second hand carpet, but it was Adam who took the 'Bowls for Bowels' crown, narrowly beating Joe by 37 points, mainly thanks to his signature 'commando bowl'. Adam and Joe said that if having a bit of fun and humiliating themselves in public will increase awareness of this serious health condition then it's all worth it! Breakfast co-host Joe Gleeson reflected: "We had a great day and did what we set out to do, raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Australia, as well as make complete fools of ourselves! "Hopefully we've broken down some of the apparent stigma that surrounds bowel cancer and the many, many Aussies affected by it can start getting the support they deserve." The boys were inspired by adventurer Peter Wells who is paddling 320kms down the east coast of Australia before going on to conquer Mt Everest in early 2010 with all money raised going to Bowel Cancer Australia. The other games saw Queensland defeat West Australia 59-52 and Tasmania open their account with a one-shot win over ACT 57-56. Round four saw the Victorians away to a much better start, and at the halfway mark of the game they had established an impressive 24-shot margin over the undefeated Queenslanders. Thomas and his team had regrouped following the disastrous morning session and were going well against former Victorian star Ray Glasser's team. However, Graeme Richards, another former Victorian, played some amazing shots against Close's men, while Noel Waite's team began to struggle against their opponents and finished up scoring just one shot to 12 over the last eight ends to lose by 12. In an exciting finish the Queenslanders proved to be just too strong in winning overall by two shots. Luck was with the Queenslanders, as at this stage of the competi- tion they had scored four wins but had a margin of just 18 shots. Other results saw NSW defeat ACT 69-56 and West Australia defeat Tasmania 58-50. After the four completed rounds Queensland led the competition, with Victoria in fourth position and hoping for an upset win to Tasmania over Queensland in the fifth and final round. A slightly cooler more overcast day greeted the bowl- ers for the last day of the competition. The Victorians were never in trouble against ACT in winning 75-43 with rink wins to Close and Thomas and a draw to Waite being a good result. Queensland easily accounted for Tasmania and ensuring victory in the competition having gone through undefeated. However, the result of the match between NSW and West Australia would determine which state was to finish in second position. West Australia led throughout the game, and with the final end to be played, led by six shots. In a last ditch effort with his final bowl, the great Sam Laguzza from NSW played a magnificent shot to re- move several WA shots and claim five, but the two-blues still went down by just one shot. This result elevated the Victorians into second position by half a rink. During the presentations it was announced that the Victorian 'Player of the Series' had been tied between Stan Blight and Geoff Tinning who had both had played great bowls for all five rounds. Similarly, a new innovation introduced this series was to name a 'Rink of the Series', and to the delight of the Victorians this award was won by the team of Geoff Tin- ning, Dennis Arthur, Frank Watsford and Barrie Close. This competition sees the game of bowls contested as it should be played and is enjoyed immensely by all that get a chance to participate in it. Next year's competition will be hosted by West Austra- lia in early October. • Star-FM radio personalities Adam and Joe bowling for bowel cancer at the Shepparton Marketplace. Country DJ's Bowl For Bowels • The Victorian 60 and Over touring party at the recent senior interstate round robin in Tasmania.