Bowls pairs qualify for Brisbane in October

TWONorth West Qld District Bowls Association Pairs’teams willheadto Brisbane for the State Mixed Pairs and Champion of Champion playoffs in October after winning Zone 8 playoffs on the weekend.
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The Cairns Men’s Fours winning team skipped by Ben Moore (on the left) at last weekend’s Zone 8 carnival.

Friday was the start of the round robin competition with the Mixed Pairs teams from Cairns and Townsville facing off with the losing team to face North Wests Bev Peters and Damien McGee in the second match.

The Townsville pairing ran out comfortable winners by eightshots over their Cairns opponents who never really got into the match.

Next upCairns versus North West which had many who watched the first round thinking Peters and Magee should get home comfortably but Cairns had other ideas and with fours ends to go were eightshots up.

After playing some excellent conversion shots Peters and Magee had clawed their way back to go into the last endtied on 24 shots all. Holding a couple of shots in the head McGee wanted Peters to ensure her last bowl finished behind the head to cover any drives by the Cairns Skip, whilst Peters got the length right herline was way off,with her bowl finishing just inside the out of bounds line. Knowing it was all or nothing the Cairns skip drove at the head and after making contact with the bowls the kitty sliced out to Peters bowl giving them the win meaning that the winner of their next game with Townsville would claim the title and be heading to Brisbane.

The next game against Townsville resulted in Peters and McGee playing some exceptional bowls to jump out to a handy 10 shot lead and after withstanding a mini fight back they took the win and the Zone 8 title by sevenshots.

Peters said it was great to defend the title they won last year in Townsville and said she is excited about returning to Brisbane for the State Playoffs. Peters said the standard of competition is excellent at the playoffs with State and Australian Title winners and representatives competing.

The Men’s Pairs competition was next on the agenda and after learning that their Townsville opponents had pulled out of the playoffs the first match between Cairns and North West turned into a winner takes all playoff.

The North West pairing of Steven Hedge and Graham Von Hoff knew they had to geta good start against their opponents if they were any chance of taking the title anddid exactly that playingconsistent bowls to open up an unbeatable 12 shot lead half way through the game. With Hedge playing consistent lead bowls and Von Hoff converting shots when required the pairingwere never really troubled by their rivals.

Both Hedge and Von Hoff were full of praise for each other’s bowling skills and after some near misses in the past both were excited to be heading to Brisbane to represent the North West District.

The Men’s Fours title went to Cairns after defeating the North West team on the last end and the Singles title went to Townsville.Rod Jolly from the N.W.Q.D.B.A congratulated theteams on their play and wished them well in Brisbane.

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