Park Beach 1 grab narrow advantage
AFTER an early hiccup, Park Beach 1 have hit top gear to grab a narrow advantage after four rounds of the combined grade one and two Mid North Coast district men’s pennant bowls competition.
Wins for skips Col Pritchard and Alan Carver paved the way for a 5-1 (74 shots to 48) win over Sawtell who gained their point when Greg Cridge skipped his side to a win over Cory Daley.
West Coffs continue to apply pressure after their 4.5-1.5 win over Park Beach 2 and they now sit second only 1.5 points off the lead.
In the other match, Coffs Ex-Services were too good for Stuarts Point winning 5-1 (72-53).
Grade 3 continues to be dominated by Urunga who now have 21 from a possible 24 points after their 5-1 win over Scotts Head. Sawtell upset Woolgoolga 5-1 (65-58) to move into third while Park Beach downed Nambucca 5.5-.5
Grade 4 sees Macksville holding an early advantage moving to 16 points after a 6-0 win over Urunga while Coffs Ex-Services are still second despite a 5-1 loss to Park Beach.
West Coffs edged out Nambucca 4.5-1.5 to grab a two-point lead in division five while Bowraville lead grade six after a 6-0 win over North Beach.
Nambucca Heads and Sawtell are the current leaders in the two grade-seven sections going into the fifth round and the half-way mark in the competition.
Two round-three washed out matches were also completed on Sunday with Sawtell completing the double recording 4.5-1.5 wins over Park Beach and Woolgoolga respectively in the grade-four and grade-six divisions.
Congratulations go to Cory Daley from Park Beach (opens), Paul Parramore from Sawtell (seniors) and Ern Hunter from Urunga (president’s reserve singles) who are the respective district singles champions for 2010.
Hunter eliminated Dorrigo’s Chris Habgood in the semi-finals before downing Mark Jenkins from Coffs Ex-Services in the final played at Urunga.
Parramore eliminated Don Wood from Park Beach 31-15 in the semi-final before beating Tom Kelly in the final 31-21.
Cory Daley, a former State singles champion won his final over clubmate Alan Carver after eliminating another Park Beach player Phil Toy in the semi-finals.
These three players now move on to Zone finals in May looking for a place in the State finals.
District competition continues with rounds one and two of the triples set down for Sawtell on Sunday morning.
WHERE THEY STAND
Pennants points tables after Round 4
Grade 1/2: Park Beach (1) 17, West Coffs 15.5, Sawtell 12.5, Park Beach (2) 12.5, Coffs Ex-Services 11.5, Stuarts Point 3.
Grade 3: Urunga 21, Park Beach 16.5, Sawtell 10, Woolgoolga 9, Scotts Head 9, Nambucca 6.5.
Grade 4: Macksville 16, Coffs Ex-Services 13, Park Beach 12.5, Sawtell 12, Woolgoolga 11.5, Urunga 7.
Grade 5: West Coffs 19.5, Nambucca 17.5, Woolgoolga 16.5, Bellingen 10.5, Urunga 7, Park Beach 1.
Grade 6: Bowraville 19.5, Nambucca 17, Coffs Ex-Services 13.5, Sawtell 12.5, North Beach 7.5, Park Beach 2.
Grade 7 (1): Nambucca 17.5, Stuarts Point 11, Bowraville 7, Urunga 6.5, Macksville 6.
Grade 7 (2): Sawtell 16, West Coffs 12, Coffs Ex-Services 7, Woolgoolga 7, Bellingen 6.