Juniors coach claims pairs championship

9th August 2017 11:52 AM
Wyatt Martin lines up his shot. Wyatt Martin lines up a shot during the Men's Pairs Carnival at the Gayndah Bowls Club. Adam McCleery

BOWLS: Ashley Harris and Peter Bennett teamed up to win the Men's Pairs Carnival at the Gayndah Bowls Club at the weekend.

Gayndah Bowls Club president Neville Williams said the event had attracted a good field with bowlers from throughout the region lining up and organisers had done well to wrap up the final before the weather closed in.

Rain threatened to interrupt the final stages of the tournament but players managed to finish up their ends in time.

"This weekend being the Men's Pairs Carnival we were hoping to see the weather hold off long enough to get both rounds done,” Williams said.

"It hit Mundubbera pretty hard before it got to us.”

Williams said Harris and Bennett had done enough to claim the title.

"We used to get school kids down here a little while ago but now we have our juniors coach Ashley Harris,” Williams said.

"He does great work with our juniors like young Wyatt Martin.”

Harris also supplies some products for sale at the bigger events for the club.

"We have Ashley's products here again which is good to see,” Williams said.

"We do these types of things every few months.

"The next one will be the Men's President's competition.”

Williams said despite the name, the president's day was more of a social competition.

The club will also host another competition in the first week of December.

"When things warm up we are also looking into doing corporate bowls,” Williams said.

"Local businesses and people from the public come down and play some social games.

"We usually fill the green up when we do that.”

Williams said the bowls club is not just for active bowlers with the bar open every Friday night and perfect for people looking to enjoy the social atmosphere.