Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Clinches a Back-to-Back Win

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Clinches a Back-to-Back Win

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Byline: GCTDBA GregKelly

IT doesn't get much better than this - Gold Coast bowlers have had a great week all told.

The Tweed Heads Bowls Club Ladies Division One Pennant team went back-to-back claiming State Premierships and new national squad member Brett Wilkie reaching the final of the World Bowls Tour International Open in the UK.

And to top off the good news, former World Champion Carmen Anderson, has been invited to play in the Ladies Match play in England in January this year.

The Bowls Queensland State Mens and Ladies Pennant finals were played at Bribie Island on the weekend with two groups of four sides playing sectional play - two matches on Saturday - one on Sunday morning with the section winners playing off for the title in the afternoon.

Tweed Heads ladies, with skippers Carmen Anderson, Di Cunnington and Ann Maree Hardey, were too strong overall for their opponents in all three sectional matches.

They won 60-42 against Drayton and then 60-51 against Manly.

They then defeated Caloundra RSL 62-55 in the third sectional match.

In the meantime, Pine Rivers Men's side reached the final against Coolum and the Pine Rivers ladies also made the final against Tweed Heads with three sectional wins also.

The Pine Rivers men won on all three rinks against Coolum scoring 64-39.

The Pine River "Pirates" were hopeful of the big "double State Title", but the Tweed ladies, the 2007 champions were not to be denied and won 70-40 in the final.

Di Cunnington's rink won 32-6, Ann Maree Hardy won 28-17 and Carmen Anderson lost 10-21.

Welcome done - it was a great effort by the Tweed Heads ladies.

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ON the professional bowls scene in the United Kingdom, Australian qualifiers Steve Glasson and Brett Wilkie won three rounds each and met in the semi final of the International Open.

The first set, over nine ends, between two great Australian bowlers was a classic with the lead changing six times and level on three occasions - three - all after three ends - eight - all after seven ends and nine-all after nine ends. …

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