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Bowls In Focus : March April 2010
Bowls In Focus 33 For more details contact your local retailer or Peter Sawyer Henselite State Manager on 0418 545 135 henselite.com.au Choice of Champions Henselite congratulates Joyce, arguably this year's Australian Open's most highly decorated competitor (she is a multiple World and Commonwealth Games Champion who has played over 900 games for her native Scotland) bowls with Henselite Dreamline bowls for their superb comfort and control. on her magnificent success at the Australian Open Championships Winner of Women's Singles Joyce Lindores they put Maddern and Gleeson to the sword with a massive 27-6 win in the final round. Further across the green another previously unsuccessful team, Jo Pacholi and Jill Owen from St Kilda, snatched their cameo after a tight battle when Pacholi drew the absolute shot with the last delivery of the match to claim victory over Whitehead and Murch. Next to join the carnage was the popular Bulldog pairing of Hassold and Fletcher who were stymied by Ashburton's Dawn Goldsack and Barbara Fulton to the tune of seven shots; while on an adjacent rink Whana and Stainton failed narrowly in a tense encounter against Queenslander Denise Knight and Dennington's Maureen Drennan, who had previously loomed near the head of the pack with three wins and a draw. This result catapulted Knight and Drennan to second place overall, while a comfortable win over Clayton's Evelyn Martin and Lorraine Burke guaranteed the leading South Australians, Mount Gambier's Waugh and Richards from Port MacDon- nell, the $2000 first place cheque. By virtue of a final round 12-shot win over Yar- raville Footscray's Trish Dove and Cherril Ogle, and a huge shots-up stockpile, Lindores and Bowles rallied to finish in third place, while local legends Margaret Sumner and Pat Boyd finished with a fistful of cash for the umpteenth time in the Classic when they defeated another ever-present local combination, Denise Hillier and Colleen Haberfield. A full house of thirty-two teams started their quest for success at the Classic on the morning of day one, with the opening round providing an immediate sensation when defending champions Edith Grinham and Judy Nardella from Yarraville Footscray were well beaten by Sumner and Boyd. In round two the crack Portland RSL side of Joy McGrath and Maureen Jennings - in Joy's first outing since being crowned state singles champion - who always figure in the calculations at the Clas- sic, suffered a hefty 10-shot loss to Hassold and Fletcher, to further confuse the punters. Then, in the final round of day one, four-times state pairs champion Kim Overall and her Portland RSL clubmate Diane Gruar, who were among the favourites, suffered a frustrating one-shot loss to Whitehead and Murch, which effectively put them out of contention. It had been a tough day all round. A terrific innovation to the Classic this year was the Dinner Cabaret on the evening of day one. It featured the supreme talents of local entertainer Daryl Parfray, who had popular state player Sharon Whana as his support act. Sharon soothed out a lovely bracket of songs, ranging from Patsy Cline to the Righteous Brothers in fine style. More please. Congratulations to tournament director Joan Anderson and her team at Warrnambool for again presenting a wonderful event, both on and off the green. - David Allen Australia Day Pairs Classic at Warrnambool Bowls Club 1st J Waugh (Mt Gambier SA), H Richards (Port MacDonnell SA) 10 points +67 shots; 2nd D Knight (Broadbeach Qld), M Drennan (Dennington) 9 +47; 3rd J Lindores (Clayton), K Bowles (Warrnambool) 8 +59; 4th M Sum- ner (Terang), P Boyd (Warrnambool) 8 +38; 5th M Whitehead (Mt Gambier SA), D Murch (Mundulla SA) 8 +28; 6th M Armstrong (Alex- andra), A Miles (Yarrawonga & Border Golf) 8 +27; 7th S Whana, J Stainton (Glenroy) 8 +21; 8th B Hassold, S Fletcher (Yarraville Footscray) 8 +15; 9th K Maddern, D Gleeson (City Memorial) 8 +4; 10th E Grinham, J Nardella (Yarraville Footscray) 7 +23. • Left: Dot Forster from Alma unleashed a burst of dazzling form on day two of the Classic. • Above: Queenslander Denise Knight was unbeaten over the two days. • Below: At the cabaret Glenroy state player Sharon Whana demonstrated another of her talents.
Bowls In Focus May 2010