Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Pennants in Doubt over Stance

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Pennants in Doubt over Stance

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Byline: BOWLS NEWS jim brigginshaw

PENNANT bowls for women in the Clarence district is in doubt following the refusal by four of its nine clubs to play in next season's competition.

The clubs are objecting to playing in No 1 grade as required by their district association. They argue that distant follow-up games for pennant winners in the top division are financially impractical when there's little chance of success against the powerful opposition in the South.

Clarence River president Gail Cupples says the district is awaiting a response from the State controlling body.

When that is received, a decision will be made on the future of the pennants competition.

Northern Rivers president Doreen Bradford said her district's pennants will go ahead in grades No 1 to No 4, with a start on February 2.

She said attempts to field a No 5 grade had been unsuccessful but other grades had shown enthusiasm.

Trophy tomorrow

THE annual Northern Rivers -Tweed Byron past presidents' contest for the Bonnor-Hulbert Trophy is on tomorrow at Brunswick Heads (seven rinks of three-bowl triples). Lunch at midday, start of play 1pm. Confirm attendance with Kevin Soward (6689 1221).

Casino skips to win

SKIP Graham Higgins' Alstonville team, holding a 15-6 lead at the halfway mark, couldn't match the withering finish of the never-say-die Casino RSM opposition in the NRDBA champion of champions fours final at Evans Head.

The Casino four, skipped by Richard Latta, picked up 14 shots over the next eight ends to make the score 21-21 after the allotted 21 ends. A single on the extra end gave the title to Latta and his team of D Moa, G Currie and D Zorzo.

After the 13th end Higgins, with A Colligan, R McCabe and D Sullivan, scored only three twos to add to their seemingly match-winning early lead.

No luck in the West

BACK from the NRDBA's fortnight's bowls tour to Perth with 100 others, district president Kevin Soward said they had difficulty adjusting to the West's slow bumpy greens. …

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