The next big event for the Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club is Fatty Stewart’s Day on April 17.
The next big event for the Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club is Fatty Stewart’s Day on April 17. Geoff Potter

Kawana maintains its top spot with narrow victory

CLUB Kawana remains on top of the Division 1 Sunshine Coast Ladies pennants after the round 4 clash against Coolum Beach at

Mooloolaba where the match points were shared.

Coolum Beach started with a win in the morning session on two rinks to one for an overall score of 58-50. Louise Witton picked up a 22-17 win against Brenda Balchin but Coolum Beach gained ground with Marilyn Clayton's 24-12 success over Julie Keegan and Wendy Ryan had one shot to spare from Jane Bush 17-16.

It was a different story in the afternoon as Club Kawana whipped up three big rink wins with Witton again leading the way with a 39-13 win. Bush was in top form with a 35-12 effort and Keegan completed the hat trick 26-16. The overall 59 shot margin 100-41 leaves Club Kawana favoured to take out the premiership.

Mooloolaba opened its season points scoring in the round 4 match against Club Maroochy to now sit in fourth position on the ladder.

Bev Robson won 33-10, Mary Geary won 21-20 while Barbara Townsend and Margaret O'Connor played out a 20-20 draw.

O'Connor made it a double collecting a Club Maroochy afternoon rink 28-18 but Geary, 25-16, and Townsend, 21-10, gained the points for Mooloolaba.

There is one round to play before the top four meet in the semi-finals and final next week. The current ladder is Club Kawana 12, Caloundra 8, Coolum Beach 6, Mooloolaba 4, Club Maroochy 2.

Coolum Beach maintained an unbeaten run in the Sunshine Coast Men's Division 1 pennants after accounting for Buderim 78-46. The win puts Coolum Beach on top of the ladder on 10 points

Mooloolaba had a three rink win over Tewantin Noosa for an overall score of 84-47 to be in second place on the ladder with 8 points. Club Kawana is also on 8 points with a 64-50 victory against Pacific Paradise leaving the all important clash against Mooloolaba to decide the finals position.

In other results Noosa Heads defeated Pelican Waters 67-51 and Club Maroochy outpointed Caloundra 64-52. The division ladder reads Coolum Beach 10, Mooloolaba 8, Club Kawana 8, Club Maroochy 6, Pacific Paradise 6, Caloundra 4, Noosa Heads 4, Tewantin Noosa 2, Pelican Waters 2, Buderim 0.

Club Kawana has slipped away to a clear lead in Division 2 with 23.5 points well clear of Mooloolaba and Nambour on 18 points.

Pacific Paradise and Tewantin Noosa head one section in Division 3 and the other section has Caloundra and Mooloolaba in the top two spots. Caloundra consolidated the lead with a 58-51 win over Mooloolaba.

Gail Dellar , the Queensland Deaf Bowls President, was at the Bowls Queensland State Multi Disability games being played at Aspley.

Dellar stressed to deaf bowlers the importance of being at the AGM of the organisation on Sunday, September 21 from 10am at the Salisbury Community Sports Club. "Come along because if you care about funding for deaf bowls there will be a representative from the Deaf Sport and Recreation Queensland- the more the merrier to get the message across" Dellar said.

Dennis Dempsey, a stalwart of the Pacific Paradise Bowls Club, sadly passed away last week. The funeral service will be held at Gregson and Weight Nambour at 1pm on Tuesday September 9.


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