CONCENTRATION SHOWS: Richard Latta from Casino sends down a bowl on his way to winning his first game at the Cherry St club yesterday.
CONCENTRATION SHOWS: Richard Latta from Casino sends down a bowl on his way to winning his first game at the Cherry St club yesterday. Ross Kendall

Bowls: Pairs contest draws region’s top talent

SOME of the region's best bowls' players were at the Cherry St club yesterday for the start of the Ballina Bowls Summerland Series now in its 52nd year.

The Pairs started yesterday and included 136 competitors battling for part of the total tournament prize money of $24,500.

 

Barry Sheppard made the trip down from Cabarita to take part in the tournament.
Barry Sheppard made the trip down from Cabarita to take part in the tournament. Ross Kendall

The Pairs will run over three days until tomorrow ahead of the singles tournament on Saturday.

For the first time the players' performance in the singles would contribute to the official Australia rankings, which said a lot about the how the tourna- ment was run, Ballina club president Paul Flood said.

 

Phil Sharp from Club Lennox sends one down.
Phil Sharp from Club Lennox sends one down. Ross Kendall

 

 

A bit of extra luck was all ways helpful, Lennox Head competitor Sue Grady said.
A bit of extra luck was all ways helpful, Lennox Head competitor Sue Grady said. Ross Kendall


WATCH: Beach remains closed due to shark sightings

WATCH: Beach remains closed due to shark sightings

"Bait fish brings sharks"

Avengers film keeps cinemas super busy on first day

Avengers film keeps cinemas super busy on first day

The franchise's new instalment, Infinity War, open in cinemas today

Sudden closure of Lismore service station

Sudden closure of Lismore service station

The servo shut its doors this week

Local Partners