Evans Head?s Lang, Teys year?s best
SMILES all-round at the Evans Head Men's Bowling Club this week.
The club scooped the pool in the annual Northern Rivers District Bowling Association (NRDBA) Player-of-the-Year awards.
The senior award went to the accomplished John Lang, while his much younger team-mate, 13-year-old Aaron Teys, was named junior bowler of the year.
Club president Jack Bowden presented the duo with gold watches at a celebration day last weekend attended by NNRDBA representatives Kevin Bulmer, Kevin Locke, Bill Slade and George Newell.
To mark the occasion, Lang took on his teenage team-mate in a game of singles.
The elder of the two appeared a little nervous at first, but experience finally prevailed with Lang sneaking home.
They are scheduled to clash in the highlight of the district's Christmas-New Year program, the $17,500 Summerland Series at the Ballina Bowling Club.
In the Summerland Pairs, which kicks off the action next Tuesday, Lang and Byron Bay's Mick Anderson, one of the favoured combinations for the title, have been drawn in the same section for the preliminaries as Teys and his partner, Condong's Alan Maloney.
Sectional play takes up Tuesday and Wednesday, with the finals scheduled for Thursday.
The Summerland Singles takes centre-stage at Ballina from January 6-8.
n Evans Head Bowling Club is hosting a big fundraiser for the Evans Head-Casino Surf Lifesaving Club on January 6.
It's $10 a head, casual/mufti dress from 1pm. Inquiries to the club on 6682 4343.
n Ballina Bowling Club is accepting entries for its day/night open mixed pairs tournament on Sunday (Jan 15). Entries will close on January 15. Phone 6681 3116.