Bowls finals run and won

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Men’s winners: Grant Catterick (CoF), Darren Mathers (Kar) and John Curtain (CoF) celebrate their State Triples victory. Pictures: Supplied

THE State Triples and Fours bowls competitions have been run and won in the past two weeks.

After a re-schedule of play, the Triples were played at the Mount Eliza Bowling Club on Wednesday 5 December where Frankston and Karingal came out on top in the men’s and women’s events, respectively.

The Frankston team made up of Grant Catterick (CoF), Darren Mathers (Kar) and John Curtain (CoF) defeated the host club, Mount Eliza, in the men’s final and will make their way through to the next stage at the Brighton Bowling Club.

Mount Eliza Bowling Club chairman Dale Verhagen said that while it was a great game to watch, the Frankston team were just the better team on the night.

“They were just a little bit too good for them in the final,” Verhagen said.

“The women’s game lived up to expectations and was a lot tighter and a tougher game with not much splitting the two sides.”

Ladies victors: Linda Isted (Kar), Julia Fairweather (Hast) and Jan Richardson (Kar) celebrate their State Triples victory. Pictures: Supplied

In the Ladies competition, the Karingal side made up of Linda Isted (Kar), Julia Fairweather (Hast) and Jan Richardson (Kar) were eventually crowned victors over a gallant Dromana team.

Verhagen said the Triples competition got a fair bit of support from the community as well.

“We had about 70 to 80 people come and watch, and it turned out to be a very good night,” he said.

The State Fours held at Karingal on Wednesday 12 December also had a lot of support with over 100 people attending the event as well as spectators watching on through their live Facebook coverage.

Karingal’s side made up of Grant Burley, Bruce Cameron, Gary King and Kevin Milton came out on top in the men’s competition, defeating Frankston in the final.

In the Ladies, the Mornington Civic women’s team consisting of Rose Hardy, Margaret Taggart, Taegen Kerley and Roslyn Ladner won the final over Dromana.

The State Singles finals are also set to be played on Sunday 23 December. The players set to take their place in the competition include: Linda Milton (Kar), Linda Isted (Kar), Wendy Odgers (Som), Jan Richardson (Kar), John Curtain (CoF), Graeme Hegarty (Drom), Peter Maher (MtE) and Paul Twyerould (Rose).

First published in the Frankston Times – 17 December 2018

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