Bowls: Teenager shares the cash in Classic Pairs
BALLINA teenager Indi Conlan and Lismore bowler Glen Pitts took out the $6000 Country Classic Pairs at the South Lismore Bowling Club over the Easter long weekend.
The pair are no strangers to each other, having played in the Northern Rivers District open singles final last year, which Conlan won.
Conlan and Pitts shared $2400 prizemoney this time and earned Bowls Australia ranking points.
Former England international Steve Halmai and Brendan Hoey finished second.
Each team played six games with the final placings determined on overall wins and margins.
It was the fifth time the event has been held and this year featured the No 1 ranked Australian bowler Ryan Bester and his Broadbeach team- mate Sean Ingham.
"No one has won the event twice yet and that probably shows the strength of the field," organiser Ben McCall said.
"We've always been able to attract good bowlers and most of them entered again."
Leading Ballina bowlers Michael Anderson and Kris Lehfeldt won the event last year but were unable to play this time.