Carver beaten in State bowls final
COFFS EX-SERVICES lawn bowler Alan Carver was so close to winning the State singles title he could nearly touch it.
Reaching the final of the championships at Tuncurry on the weekend was a career best for Carver who reached the semi finals of the same event three years ago.
However, the chance of winning a maiden state title will have to wait another year for Carver with Parkes young gun Matthew Pieterson taking the honours 31-29.
The final was regarded as one of the highest quality games witnessed at a state championship with both finalists deserving of the honour of state champion.
On his way to the final he defeated the highly fancied Matt Sargeant from The Hills club and Kootingal's Beau Wallington in the semi final.
A consistent performer over the past six years, Carver has managed to win at least one of the four district titles every year and has been to the State finals on a number of occasions, the result of a dedicated training regime and a commitment to improve his game.
With yet another top result under his belt, the state selectors surely must be considering him for a spot in the reserve squad.
However, Carver is unconcerned, believing at 52 years of age he is too old to be considered, although he would love the chance should it arise and with yet another impressive performance at state level anything is possible.