Monto Fours

by jgrey

Monto Bowls Club hosted its annual Open Fours carnival on March, 7-8.

Local winners, skipped by Bronwyn Torrens with 5 from 5 plus 52 pts, included husband Mark Torrens, Adam Fletcher and Alan Little.

Two teams only resulted with five wins. Second place went to Biloela supporters Shane, Cameron and Judy McCrohon and Kerry Locke with 5/5 49 pts.

Other winners skipped by Shane Cummins, Gladstone 3rd, local Brad Kielly 4th, 5th Trevor Shaw from Biloela and 6th Sam Lunck also Biloela.

A reduced field of 18 forced the club to wind back some minor places, but it was still paid down to 6th and these major prizes maintained the amounts as advertised (originally the club funded Carnival was $5000 in total).

Local Port Curtis District clubs supported Monto well and Event Director Brad Kielly was pleased with the teams who travelled to take part.

Conditions were very hot and steamy however all games were played without rain falling. Brad and the local members had their fingers tightly crossed for dry weather over the two days of play and it seemed to have worked.

With plenty of rain over the last few weeks the greens were a little heavier than usual but were running smoothly. Monto is green again.

Brad Kielly, along with other locals thanked everyone for their support, including a young team of keen bowlers from Wondai and a big contingent from the neighbouring Biloela club.

Once again the local members kicked into action and produced a weekend of bowling enjoyed by many visitors and members.

Story by Bronwyn Torrens