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It’s Eureka for Pottsville pair

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Trish Pollard and Coral Withers

Judith Tuckey

The Eureka Bowls Battle at South Tweed Sports Club on September 8 was just too inviting for two Pottsville girls to ignore. The fact that this event attracted top-ranking bowlers from Queensland as well, made the contest more exciting.

The intrepid pair of Coral Withers (Skip) with her trusty lead, Patricia Pollard, entered the fray hopeful of winning a game or two.

Their first round win against Broadbeach pair Ann McClure and Sue McKenzie certainly gave the girls a boost of confidence. Next up Coral and Trish faced off against Val Young and Ellen Joselin to once again come out winners. In the third round, the girls met another Pottsville team, George Moore and Marie Comerford. While George and Marie played a great game, they were unable to overcome Coral and Trish.

In the post sectional semi-final, Coral and Trish were up against Chris Baxter and Debbie Logan from Springwood. In a tough encounter, they were able to get up by one shot to take them to the final. And what a final it was!

Matching their opposition, husband and wife team, Warren and Ann Maree Peart winners of the Mixed Section, shot for shot, they came into the last end 2 shots down. Needing 2 to draw or 3 shots to win, Coral delivered a perfectly weighted shot, took the jack back to the ditch, and collected the 3 shots required to win.

How good is that! Congratulations to two very fine bowlers, Coral and Trish.

Due to this fantastic win, Coral and Trish now have won automatic entry into the Ballina Summer Series at the end of the year. Just to add icing to the cake it should be noted that these ladies are the very first all female team to be invited to this prestigious event. Once again ladies, heartiest congratulations on such a great performance.

 


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