Coffs Ex-Services bowler Kent Price is district singles champion.
Coffs Ex-Services bowler Kent Price is district singles champion.

Price in super form for district singles

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

LONG time lawn bowlers would probably look at the results of the recent major singles district championships and maybe give a yawn. Kent Price from the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club won his fourth title in 11 years so it came as no surprise to most when it was announced that he defeated Nambucca Heads' Tony Urquhart 32-18 in the final. The thing is though, this is actually a comeback victory for Price as he has only recently returned to the game after leaving his bowls in the bag for a couple of years and his victory over Urquhart two weeks ago was his first district title in six years. "I just wanted to have a spell for a while," the 39 year-old admitted. With his passion for the game now rekindled, Price is now returning to his winning ways but the 14 shot victory in the district final wasn't all one way traffic. "It was actually 12-all at one point," the champ added. "Then a change came across the game a bit somewhere in the middle. I think Tony lost his line a little bit and the score was 27-14 before he got it back." As the district champ, Price has earned himself a spot in the Zone 14 final which will be held at the start of July. Held at the South West Rocks club, Price will be taking on Joel Bourke from Kempsey Heights and he predicts will be a tough encounter. "He was an absolute super star as a junior," Price said of his upcoming opponent. "He was under Rob Parella's tutelage in Sydney. He's sort of on the comeback trail himself but he'll be very hard to beat.



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