BOWLED: Northern Rivers District Womens Bowling Association carnival runners-up Denise Wallace, Edna Smith, Pat Davis and Iris
BOWLED: Northern Rivers District Womens Bowling Association carnival runners-up Denise Wallace, Edna Smith, Pat Davis and Iris

Souths on a roll

By ADAM HICKS

DENISE Wallace has an eye for talent.

The South Lismore Bowling Club skip hand-picked a team that finished runner-up yesterday in the Northern Rivers District Women's Bowling Association 50th anniversary carnival.

"You go around and ask the girls if they want to play with you, and if they think you are a good enough player, they will go with you," Wallace said.

Iris McPhee, Edna Smith and Pat Davis also seem good judges of talent, for they joined Wallace and together they won all their nine games over the three-day tournament and finished with 198 points.

"The main thing is that you get on together," Wallace said.

"Its a nine-game competition so you have to be lucky.

"There were a lot of strong teams here so it all depends on the draw and who you have to play."

The girls were kept from the top spot by a team from Caloundra that included three Queensland State players.

Caloundra skip Mary Geary said her team, except for one woman, had played together over five years.

Caloundra amassed 219 points and were also undefeated.

"Compatability is the most important thing," she said.

"You just have to get along, have a ball and a good party.

"You have to encourage each other and laugh.

"We always stay positive even if we don't play a good shot."

More than 400 women played in the carnival in 112 teams from 50 clubs.

A team from Sandgate in Brisbane finished third.



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