Evans Head club president John Forshaw with the Queensland winners of the Seaside Classic Triples.
Evans Head club president John Forshaw with the Queensland winners of the Seaside Classic Triples. CONTRIBUTED

Brisbane bowler wins big

BRISBANE bowler Peter Leon will have more money to put in the petrol tank after the annual $10,000 Evans Head Seaside Classic Triples at the weekend.

Leon was part of the winning team that collected $4800 when the two-day event concluded yesterday.

Enoggera club mate Kurt Brown and Broad beach bowler Clinton Bailey were also in the team.

It was the first time any of them had played in the event.

"I travel around in the van and play as far south as Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie," Leon said.

"This will give me a bit more petrol money to get to the next event now.

"I got the team together and it was a great win for us in the end.

"We split the money between us and the boys have bought some beers for the way home."

Four teams won all their games with the winning team decided by the highest overall margin.

A full field of 42 turned out with some of the best from the Northern Rivers along with a contingent from South-East Queensland.

"We had mates in Brisbane who have won it here before," Leon said.

"I told them they wouldn't be winning it this year.

"It was a great weekend and the greens were some of the best I've played on recently.

"The prize money was good and we might have to come back again next year.

"I'm looking forward to the next tournament now and that will be on the Sunshine Coast."

Numbers were up on last year. The Classic has been running for more than 10 years with Club United providing sponsorship.

"The top teams were all over it this year," event organiser Steve Cselka said.

"It was tight until the end and a couple of teams could have won it."



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