January 5, 2009
Brett Wilkie of Helensvale and the pair of Joey Mills and Brent Cheyne, both of Queensland, were the big winners at the annual Summerland Bowls Series at Ballina’s Cherry Street Bowling Club.
Wilkie defeated Shannon Gittoes, of Musgrave Hill, 31-29 in the Summerland Singles final to pocket $4000, while Mills and Cheyne won the Summerland Pairs, winning 22-14 against Dale Jones (Qld) and Brendon Egan (NSW), sharing $3200.
Mills and Cheyne were unbeatable early and built up a 16-0 lead after nine ends.
Jones and Egan fought back in the latter stages but could not match the unrelenting Mills and Cheyne.
December 20, 2008
Some of the nation’s best lawn bowlers, plus the cream of local talent, will compete for $21,000 in prizemoney in the Summerland Bowls Series at Ballina’s Cherry Street Bowling Club.
Top-class bowlers Kelvin Kerkown (pictured), Brendon Egan, Alan McMaster, Jesse McKenzie and Brett Wilkie have nominated and will be challenged by local players Tony Scott (Ballina), Tony Cheli (Lismore), Aaron Teys (Ballina), Richard Latta (Ballina), Barry Ward (Ballina), Neil Burgess (Ballina), Michael Anderson (Ballina) and John Lang (Ballina).
The series will get under way on Saturday, December 27, with the $10,000 pairs event, with the final played on Monday.
The winning pair will share $3200.
The singles will be played from Friday, January 3, with the final on Sunday, January 5.
July 21, 2008
Ballina’s Wintersun Singles at the Cherry Street Bowling Club produced top-class bowls from some of Australia’s best lawn bowlers.
Mark Casey, of Helensvale, beat clubmate Nathan Rice 31-25 in yesterday’s final to take the $3000 first prizemoney.
Tournament favourite Steve Glasson was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Rice, but any disappointment was countered by the fact that he won a car in a tournament at Coffs Harbour on Friday.
July 17, 2008
Australia’s No bowler Steve Glasson is among the quality field contesting this weekend’s Wintersun Singles at the Cherry Street Bowling Club in Ballina.
“Glasson has been recognised as one of Australia’s top bowlers since he took out the Australian Indoor Singles title way back in 1994,” the club’s publicity officer, Ken Clarke, said.
“He is competing in a Section with Blair Barringer from New Zealand, Ryan Bester from Canada, and Coffs Harbour regular Alan Carver.”
The action gets under way on Saturday, with the finals on Sunday.