Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Plenty of Excitement at Zone Pairs

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Plenty of Excitement at Zone Pairs

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Byline: DICK ALDRIDGE TBDBA

THE Zone 1 Pairs Championships were held at Yamba Bowling Club on Sunday and produced some exciting actions, as teams battled to represent the zone in the state championships in October.

The open pairs team of Michael Anderson and Neil Burgess (Northern Rivers), both state singles champions, were up against the Tweed Byron team of Michael Turner and Australian representative Ian Taylor.

What a game, with only one shot in it all day.

The Tweed pair, after being all square on the last end, took the match on the extra end, 19-18.

In the afternoon final, the Tweed Byron team faced the Clarence side of Jack Law and Greg Donsworth, who put up a strong effort, but the Tweed Byron boys were too strong and took the match 24-12.

The senior pairs morning game between the Evans Head team of Tony Dance and Robin Montague and the Tweed Byron side of yours truly and Jim Clark was a see-sawing game, with both teams square on the last end. Tweed Byron took the match by one shot, 18-17.

The afternoon final between the Tweed and the Clarence team of John Parkes and Doug Star was also a battle, with this game also going down till the last ends, with the Clarence team taking victory 25-21.

The reserve pairs morning game was between Ray Schafer and Trebor Terry, from Maclean Bowls Club, and Lismore Workers Sports' Garry Rose and William Partridge, with Lismore Workers Sports winning 17-8 to put them in the final.

That was against the Tweed Byron side of John Brooker and Mark Banfield (Byron Bay), who produced a strong finish to win 29-13. The state finals will be held in October.

A LARGE crowd was in attendance to watch the fantastic Kingscliff Club Championship Open Singles final between Michael Turner and Ian Taylor.

Both players are great bowlers and demonstrated their bowling prowess during this match. …

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