Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Bowler Crowned

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Tweed Bowler Crowned

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TWEED Heads bowler Lyn Cuthbertson has been crowned Queen of the Indoor Green after she won the Queensland State Singles title earlier this week.

Cuthbertson downed Maria Rigby 25-14 in Monday's final which was decided on the carpet after wild weather had forced officials to move all play indoors at Tweed Heads and Paradise Point.

Cuthbertson, who advanced to the semi-finals with two good wins on Sunday at Paradise Point, accounted for in-form international Carmen Anderson 25-to book a berth in the decider.

Cuthbertson was one of three Tweed Heads ladies who made it through to the semi-finals

Ann-Maree Hardy defeated Ester Regan 25-16 to set up a clash against former Australian Indoor winner Rigby, who is now back playing at Manly Bowls Club, while Anderson scored a convincing 25-14 win over Jane Bush.

While Anderson made easy work of her quarter-final opponent, astute judges at the Tweed favoured Cuthbertson to win their semi-final following her good recent form which included victories in the Tweed Heads ladies indoor Singles and Pairs championships.

The win for Cuthbertson completed the section of State winners for the prestigious Golden Nugget to be played in August.

In the men's event, popular Club Helensvale bowler Nathan Rice downed teenager Kurt Brown to claim his first State Singles title.

Rice, who beat Mermaid Beach's Robbie Allan 25-11 in their semi-final, was expected to face off against club-mate Anthony Kiepe in the decider.

However, it was not to be with the Australian Indoor champion upstaged by Brown in their semi-final.

The 18-year-old from Bundaberg fought back from an 18-8 deficit to claim 13 of the last 15 ends and win 25-20.

In the final, Rice raced away to a 10-1 lead after just five ends but the youngster drove and played some great draw bowls to make a good game of the decider. …

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