Perfect pair strike again
WHEN Sawtell Bowling Club president Peter Turner told Des Doyle he and team mate Brian Saville were going into the 19th annual Mike Blewitt Ford major minor pairs tournament on the weekend as the favourites it frightened him a bit.
Doyle said with a full field of 42 quality teams, he and Saville would have to be at their best to win even though they had tasted success in the Martin Estall event held at Coffs Ex-Services at their previous outing.
As it turned out they had nothing to worry about as Doyle and Saville played superb bowls and were the only combination to win their six matches in the weekend carnival finishing on 116 points.
"Everything went right for us, we were able to win all our matches by clear margins," Doyle said.
"The conditions were good although you had to make a few adjustments on one green that was running a bit slower than the others due to overnight rain."
Doyle said the team had a perfect record this year winning both major-minor pairs carnivals played in the district.
Minor prize money went to the Grant Blom (Woolgoolga) 108 points, Frank Weigand (Woolgoolga) 105, T Dowley (Park Beach) 100, Graham Coleman (Park Beach) 99, Laurie Morris (Park Beach) 97 and Geoff Peake (Sawtell) 91.
Peter Turner was thrilled with the way the carnival was conducted after rain on Friday had threatened the event going ahead.