New contenders take out comp with clean sweep
TONY Smith was elated when he led his bowls team to a clean sweep win at Gayndah Bowls Club's Men's Fours Tournament at the weekend.
The four bowlers from Hervey Bay hadn't played together as a team prior to this weekend, and Tony said he they might be onto a winning combination.
"We had to dig deep at times to get over the line but I was absolutely over the moon to come away with a clean sweep,” Tony said.
"Althought we'd never played in that team before, two of the players were ex presidents and we'd all had wins at a few different tournaments.”
Joining Tony was George Dean, Barry Tryhorn and Ron Bishop.
The tournament was also Tony's first time playing bowls at Gayndah, and he said the team would be back next year to defend their title.
"I like playing out there because of the friendly people. The hospitality in these country towns is second to none,” he said.
"The big clubs in the city have a lot to learn from the small country clubs, and they're running all on volunteer work.”
Urangan skipped by Tony Smith- five wins plus 46 ends.
Nanango/Kingaroy skipped by Brody Bird of Wondai- four wins plus 45 ends
Cunnamulla skipped by Rick Brain- four wins plus 43 ends.
Fourth Place and Last Round
Gayndah players Kevin Putney, Neville McCosker and Brody Kirk, skipped by Dalby's Doug Wilson- one win plus 12 ends.