District triples champs decided this weekend

COMPETITION in the 2009 Mid North Coast district triples bowls championships has reached the quarter-final stage with matches to continue at Woolgoolga Bowling Club on Saturday from 1.00pm.

After a first round bye, Cory Daley skipped his team to a 32-13 win over a Sawtell team skipped by Graeme Purvis. This sets up a quarter-final showdown with clubmate Don Woods who escaped with a 28-26 win over Dorrigo's Chris Habgood.

Sawtell's Graeme Green, Paul Bartholomew and Noel Stahlhut kept their hopes alive defeating Mark Delemare's Woolgoolga team 31-16 to set up a quarter-final with Qunton Dalrymple from Park Beach.

In the other quarter-finals former Armidale City player Mark Menzies, now with Park Beach, will meet Stuarts Point's Bryan Cullen while the final quarter-final is an all-Woolgoolga affair with Laurie Walsh taking on Shayne Dodd.

Semi-finals will be played on Sunday morning with the final on Sunday afternoon.

District champions have been decided in junior, reserve, open and senior divisions.

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Macksville's Paul Ward overcame a tough draw to be crowned open singles champion after matches at Urunga Bowling Club.

On his way through to the final, Ward accounted for Vic Brook (Sawtell), Don Wood (Park Beach), Paul Bartholomew (Sawtell), Graeme Colman (Park Beach) and John Bain (Park Beach), before a win over Woolgoolga's Mark Delamere in the final.

Other district champions are Col Pritchard in senior singles, Peter Chase in reserve singles and Corey Wedlock in junior singles.

Matches in the Mid North Coast district pennants competition will commence on Saturday, February 28, in all seven grades.

District pairs for juniors, reserves, opens and seniors will commence on Sunday, March 1.

The final of the major fours will be played at Sawtell Bowling Club on Saturday from 1.00pm with Bob Revill, Nick Kotrozos, Warren Hall and Trevor McMillan taking on Graeme Purvis, Joe Grebert, Jim Abel and Neville Wong.

Matches in the Sawtell Bowling Club's major pairs will also be played this weekend.

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