Last weekend Tathra Beach Bowling Club held the Paul O'Brien Pairs tournament proudly sponsored by Betta Home Living Bega.
Play commenced on Friday with a gloomy forecast however the morning
game was completed before the rain set in and the afternoon game was
postponed. On Saturday a shortened format of 3 games of 15 ends was
played to accommodate the postponed game.
A beautiful morning greeted bowlers on Sunday for the final 2 games of 21 ends. The Canberra combo of Rod To nkin
and Peter McInnes led the field with a host of chasing teams in
contention for prize money. After the morning game Tonkin still had a
comfortable lead with the prospect of playing Gerry Lay and Paul Alker
in the afternoon to seal victory. An excellent game of bowls followed
with Tonkin leading 17-16 going into the last end before Alker trailed
the kitty with his last bowl and finally Lay drew the required second
shot to win 18-17.
A reshuffle of placings took place as a result of the Tonkin/Lay game with the final results being:
First: $1600.00 Kel Brandhoj (Lakes Entrance) Phil Burns (Tathra)
Second: $1000.00 Paul Alker Gerry Lay (Tathra)
Third: $600.00 Deane Payne John Chalker (Tathra)
Fourth: $320.00 Peter McInnes Rod Tonkin (Belconnen)
Fifth: $160.00 Bruce Tate John Black (Tathra)
Sixth: $160.00 Howard Blacker Richard Cock (Bega)
The presentation of the winning trophy and miniature replicas was
performed by Betty O'Brien and son Kevin (pictured with Kel Brandhoj and
The Club thanks Betta Home Living Bega for their continued support of this tournament.