State Multi Disability Games 2015
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Assn bowlers, Blind Bowlers and Lifestream bowlers showcase their talents on the Queensland stage at Aspley Memorial Bowls Club this week. Maryborough’s Clive Williams and Springwood’s David Weir have known each other for 40 years, but it’s the first time they’ve come together on a bowls green, and to great effect in the final of the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Assn Open Pairs.
The two have won this year’s OPEN PAIRS GOLD at Aspley Memorial Bowls Club, with Edge Hill’s Kaytlyn Smith and 1770’s Warren Fraser taking the SILVER, the score 15-12 in a tight final.
The two finalists finished ahead of a quality field, which included defending champs Don Currie from North Ipswich and Deb McGarry from Burrum Heads, Bernie Wolland from Mossman and John Green from Souths Suburban Mackay, and Burleigh Head’s Serena Nicholls and Tony Bonnell from Club Pine Rivers.
“Our Weir and Williams families have known each other as rivals in Indoor Bowls for decades, so we’ve always known of each other,” Williams said.
“But I’ve never had a chance to play with David before, but I’m glad I have now.”
“Clive is a brilliant bowler and a brilliant man, I never thought I’d be good enough to play with him, we just had a great tournament,” Weir said.
The Open Pairs competition was held over four sections, the winners and runners up in each section going through to a Division One final, and by popular acclaim, the pairs that placed third and fourth in their sections went on to play a Division Two final, to give them extra match practise.
While it was an exhausting schedule for some of the physical disability pairs, others relished the chance to have a second crack at a title.
The Open Pairs Division Two crown was won by Dale Mansfield from Springwood and Christian Lenske from Gympie, defeating Louise Hoskins from South Johnstone and Col Neyland from Marlin Coast, 15-13.
Cleveland’s Kaye Freeman was the queen of the Lifestream singles, beating Andrew Reisenleiter from Gympie in a Battle of the Sexes final, with Phil Siggers from Glasshouse Country winning Lifestream Men’s Singles silver. (Both Kaye and Andrew won GOLD, as women’s and men’s finalists.)
The final day of the championships (Wed Sept 2) will see Blind Bowlers go for their SINGLES and PAIRS titles, Lifestream PAIRS, and Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Assn SINGLES.
Full Results from 2015 State Multi Disability Championships Click Here www.bowlsqld.org/Events/State-Events/Champion-of-Club-Champion#Draw-Results-298