Ben McCall
Ben McCall Cathy Adams

Greens are not the only test for McCall

TRICKY greens, trickier winds and a female opponent are among the hurdles South Lismore bowler Ben McCall will face in sectional play of the Summerland Singles.

McCall goes into the tournament at the Cherry Street Ballina Bowling Club starting tomorrow fresh from having reached the quarter-finals of the Summerland Pairs last weekend.

"The greens are running fairly quickly," McCall said.

"With the different winds they get down there it can be a bit tricky."

McCall and Bernie Melville from the Alexandria-Erskineville club in Sydney lost a tight quarter-final of the pairs 19-18 to David Ball (South Lismore) and Gary Burt (Casino).

Ball and Burt then lost in the semi-finals to the eventual tournament winners, Mark Bayliss and Jamie Smith (Tweed Heads).

McCall's section in the singles on Saturday includes one of a number of woman bowlers in the tournament this year.

So is he likely to cop any good-natured ribbing from his fellow Southies back at the club if he loses to a lady?

"Anyone can win these days," he said.

"But maybe I'd better start making up some excuses now just in case!"

Sectional play in the Summerland Singles is scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Sunday.



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