Passionate Albany bowler Tim Scott is writing a fortnightly column for The Extra, keeping our readers up to date with the local bowls scene.
Lower Great Southern Bowling League round five ladies pennants continued this week with first division pennant holders, Mt Barker Golf bouncing back from their first loss of the season with a comprehensive victory over Middleton Beach Green 4 (54) to 0 (27).
Emu Point recorded a strong win at home against Albany Green 4 (47) to 0 (32) to entrench themselves at the top of the ladder.
Denmark Aqua won the day in the derby against local rivals Denmark Orange 4 (44) to 0 (25).
Albany Gold hosted Middleton Beach White and came away with an impressive win 3.5 (44) to 0.5 (26).
In the Ladies’ division two Cranbrook and Emu Point Blue are sharing top position on the ladder after the weekend’s result with each side winning a rink, in an extremely close game, as the Emu Point ladies won 3 (41) to 1 (38).
Middleton Beach Red accounted for Mt Barker Golf, in another intriguing contest, 4 (37) to 0 (33), after making the trek north for the match.
In another absorbing game Albany white hosted Emu Point Purple, with the visitors coming away with a 3 (41) to 1 (39) win.
Men’s first division pennants round three continued as Albany Green bounced back from a disappointing start to the season with an impressive 6 (61) to 0 (50) win over the previously unbeaten Middleton Beach Green.
Albany Gold shot to the top of the ladder with a hard-fought but important win over Denmark 5 (70) to 1 (65).
Emu Point Red found some form, with star skipper Jon Sharp making a return, to defeat Middleton Beach Gold 5 (63) to 1 (52).
Recently promoted Middleton Beach Black recorded their first win for the season with a thrilling one-shot victory over Mt Barker Golf 4.5 (60) to 1.5 (59).
Middleton Beach White travelled to Walpole in the Men’s division two competition and came away with an upset and extremely vital win 5 (61) to 1 (59).
Cranbrook were also toppled at home by Emu Point Purple 5(63) to 1(54).
Albany brown hosted Mt Barker, with the visitors coming away with the win 5 (53) to 1 (52).
This win sees Mt Barker shoot to the top of the ladder and remain the only undefeated team in the division.
Mt Barker Golf white also recorded a comfortable victory over Albany Grey 5 (60) to 1 (51).
In the men’s division three, there is an extremely close competition developing with four sides having recorded two wins and one loss.
Front runners Denmark recorded a comfortable win over Green Range 6 (69) to 0 (49), whilst Mt Barker Golf Blue had a 4 (68) to 2 (55) win over Albany White.
Emu Point Black easily accounted for Mt Barker 5 (66) to 1 (45).
Middleton Beach Lime rounded out the weekend with an impressive defeat of Frankland 5 (62) to 1 (48). `
On November 4 and 5, Katanning Ladies host their first classic to open their new greens, with the Mt Barker Gold team of Gillian Woodyard, Marj Silvester, Ingrid Mchardy & Karen Miller emerging victorious after the two-day event.
Emu Ptoint Men’s triples championship has been completed with Doug Wright, Andy McFarlane and John Stone running out winners defeating Matt Mitchell, Wally Mycock and Todd Jeffris in the final.
The 8 Badge — with Denmark’s Graham Bain
1. Where were you born?
Goomalling. Grew up in Calingiri.
2. Sports/interests growing up?
Anything involving a ball. Mainly football and cricket.
3. How/who got you into bowls?
Our real estate office needed someone to join the local Floreat Bowling Club (1995).
4. Clubs played for?
5. Favourite format?
6. Most cherished moment on greens?
Playing well at the ILRR, held in Gnowangerup this year and being selected in the team to represent the Southern bowls zone.
7. Best bowler ever seen/played against?
Peter Sardelic (Cockburn)
8. Why would you recommend bowls as a sport to play?
Fun, mateship and the competition.
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