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SUNNY START: Monto Bowls Club ultimately came third in the mens Pennants games.
SUNNY START: Monto Bowls Club ultimately came third in the mens Pennants games. Jack Lawrie

BOWLS: Although it looked like it could go either way for the Monto Bowls Club' Men's pennants Team last weekend, in the the end the best they could claim was a shared third place.

The past two weekends were the 2017 Port Curtis District Mens' Pennants, with Monto, Biloela, Gladstone, Boyne Tannum and Calliope fielding three teams of four apiece.

The first weekend saw games at Monto on Saturday and Biloela on Sunday.

In that time, Monto won two and lost two, making the semi-final match the following weekend crucial.

However, they lost to Biloela in the semi-finals, who went on to challenge Gladstone for the top position.

Monto Games Director Barry Woodall said the team took consolation in that they lost to the eventual winners.

"We didn't play Saturday because we had the bye, so we played the semi-final Sunday morning in Gladstone,” Woodall said.

Woodall said it was more important that the boys played to the end.

"In the other semi-final between Gladstone and Boyne Island, Gladstone had won four and Boyne had only won one, but they still played and at one point it looked like there was only six points difference,” Muller said.

Treasurer Jack Muller said the PCD pennants were a lot smaller than some of the other districts, taking just two weekends.

In the end, Biloela won the final match held in Gladstone against the home team.

This means Biloela will get to play in the Zone Regional Play-offs in early October against either Bundaberg or Yeppoon.

This in turn will lead into the State Championships in November.

Meanwhile, Monto Bowls Club will be getting ready for its $5000 Open Pairs Carnival being held October 21-22.

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