West Coffs big winners

FROM losing the Mid North Coast Grade 3 Pennant competition in 2008, the West Coffs Men's bowlers went into the 2009 season with determination that they would not lose again. And they didn't, winning by a convincing margin with 45.5 points out of a maximum of 54 points.

While starting the season well they were always under pressure yet they remained on top of the ladder throughout the 10-game competition. West Coffs had built on their experience of 2008 when they were defeated by only one point in the overall competition.

The rain of the past months made playing conditions difficult for all teams but West Coffs stayed focused throughout and there was only one abandoned game due to the weather.

The games were played on each occasion with three teams for each competing club and West Coffs won all rounds, winning 86 per cent of available points throughout the competition.

From round eight when West Coffs played Park Beach the club was almost unbeatable as it was Park Beach who were the challenging team.

With a large crowd of onlookers the final round of the Grade 3 Pennant District competition was played at Macksville and Trevor Baker, the vice president of the Mid North Coast District Association, was on hand to present the winner's pennant to the winning team at the conclusion of the game.

The outstanding team for West Coffs was skipped by Tony Wills having won every game of the competition which was a major achievement and underscored the overall team's determination to make up for the loss in the previous year and be this year's Grade 3 Pennant champion for the district.

The team now goes on to the Mid North Coast Zone final this weekend and then hopefully the State finals later in the year.

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