Caloundra Singles Champion Barry Roberts struck a blow for the Sunshine Coast winning the Pacific Beach Resort singles in the Bowls Bonanza at Mooloolaba.
Caloundra Singles Champion Barry Roberts struck a blow for the Sunshine Coast winning the Pacific Beach Resort singles in the Bowls Bonanza at Mooloolaba. JERAD WILLIAMS

Roberts strikes gold in bowls singles

CALOUNDRA Singles Champion Barry Roberts struck a blow for the Sunshine Coast winning the Pacific Beach Resort singles in the Bowls Bonanza at Mooloolaba yesterday.

Roberts resumed his Bowls career at Pelican Waters some four years ago following a 12 year hiatus.

Roberts had success at his previous Algester Club winning the A singles on two occasions together with other District events.

Roberts is a dual member now playing at Caloundra as well as Pelican Waters.

The final of the Pacific Beach Resort singles was a comfortable win breezing through to a 7-1 scoreline.

Parker had been on song in his semi final against Tumbarumba's Ralph Fair rattling up a 7-4 win.

Roberts' toughest assignment was his semi final where Neale Hall (Mooloolaba) jumped to a 3-0 lead but accurate draw shots led the Caloundra Champion to a 7-4 win.

Hall had three near misses with on shots which counted against him.

The first two events in the Australian Open championships were decided on the Gold Coast over the weekend with wins to NSW and South Australia in the Womens Fours and the Mens fours respectively.

The NSW women four of twins Samantha and Natalie Noronha combined with Carla Odgers and Natasha Scott to take the title in a desperate finish.

The final was shot for shot against Jan Agor, Sue Aumen, Sharyn Renshaw and Beth Quinlan with the latter holding a one shot lead going into the last end.

Scott's final delivery resulted in two shots giving her team the 15-14 advantage to take the winner's cheque.

Julie Keegan reached the finals to be one of the Sunshine Coast best performers while Noelene Dutton teamed with L Thompson, Kiani Andersen and Emma Brown to reach the last 16.

The best of the Sunshine Coast men was the Club Kawana side of Wade Mutzelburg, Michael Keegan, Joel Andersen and Lee Fitzhenry who bowed out in a knock round 15-13.

Neil Fisher and Steve Cox (NZ) have been cleaning up in the Sunshine Coast Bowls Carnival during the last three weeks starting off with a win in the Buderim Prestige Mens Fours then collecting four other successes.


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