Umina bowling club holds annual competition
Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club members participated in several competitions last month.
The club's annual King and Queen Competition was taken out by Tamworth Bowling Club's Les Neaves and Debbie Quick.
"This event is one of the two major annual events held by the club drawing strong fields," said Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club publicity officer Mr Colin Mew.
"The mixed pairs event was strongly contested with the winners and second place having six wins each, separated by the highest margin, and the third, fourth and fifth places all having five wins each," he said.
Ettalong pair Penny McLeod and Luke Beatty took out second place.
Other Peninsula bowlers to place included Umina's Gwen Jarrat and Shane Starkey, who came third and Ettalong's John Wiblen and Tracy Osborne who took out fourth place.
Umina's Jeff Kennedy and Trevor Foulkes had an excellent showing in the Zone 15 Rookies Pairs.
"Jeff and Trevor performed well by coming second," Mr Mew said.
"Rookies are bowlers who have been bowling for less than two years and it is a wonderful opportunity for these bowlers to play against players of the same standard in a zone level competition," he said.
Kennedy and Foulkes won their section and blitzed the quarter and semi finals' of the competition to make the finals.
"Jeff and Trevor came up against the hot pairing of Bateau Bay's Jamie and Warren Power.
"However, after seven ends, it was four-all and it was shaping up to be a photo finish, but the Power boys moved up a gear and their consistency once again proved a match-winner to take out the final 12-6," Mr Mew said.
The club rounded out the month with its presentation day and some friendly club bowls.
"Shane Starkey played great consistent bowls throughout 2018 to again win the coveted Bowler of the Year," said Mr Mew.
Other accolades picked up by Starkey included the Umina Club Singles and Triples Champion and Zone 15 Singles Champion of Champions.
Media release, 20 Nov 2018
Colin Mew, Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club