Graham Kunkel carefully bowls.
Graham Kunkel carefully bowls. ALLAN REINIKKA AR

Lawn bowls heats up at Emu Park

IT WAS a scorching day for the bowlers, but it didn’t compare to the heated tension between the competitors at the Emu Park Bowls Club on Saturday.

There were some strong games of bowls, but nobody raised the bar higher than Clyde “Super” Jackson when he stepped onto the green.

Norm Bethell of the Emu Park Bowls Club said Jackson had played exceptional bowls and has played consistently throughout the entire tournament.

The heat kicked in with “On Fire” Gerry who partnered Trevor Selby.

The pair came through as the two winners of the day, but it was not a win that saw them the money.

“We had Bobby Dunn and his great partner “Young” Col Roser who put fear into their contestants,” Bethell said.

But Brian English and Les Lomas weren’t scared when they push through high on the ranks and back-to-back each week, which has seen them make it through to the finals.

Bethell said “Big” Tony Smith was paired with Stuart of the Bribie Island Bowls Club, who found the local competition harder then he had initially expected.

“Also in sparkling form were Ken Ackary and Rob Sparke, where again the competition was very close, consistent and at a high standard all over,” Bethell said.

But the competitors who were in the run for the money and claimed the $100 win were Norm Bethell himself and Clyde “Super” Jackson in first.

In second were Brian King and Les Lomas, who pushed in front of Ken Ackary and Rob Sparke, who finished in third.

Bethell said, as the year wrapped up, so did the competition.

“Next week will see the last bowls competition which will see the games play out at a high standard,” Bethell said.

“It will start at 1pm for the last for 2009 and we already have a full field assembled.”

He said with a bit of luck the competitors might see the Topmen Poms try and achieve something.

“I owe thanks for the Emu Park Bowls club, who supported the competition, which has been a major success,” he said.

After the competition was over, Bethel said, there would be barefoot bowls on Saturday.



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