Winners L-R: David Wells, Eddie Rick, Ben Cribbin, Geoff Ryder & Event Coordinator Rod Bradley


by bqmedia on February 12, 2022

By Rod Bradley

Late last year, 64 bowlers plus some partners and supporters graced the picturesque grounds of the Tully Bowls Club for the Invitational Fours.

They came from Townsville in the south through to Cairns in the north, including Mareeba on the Tablelands.

Elio Crema, one of the gentlemen of bowls in the Far North, came with his team from Mareeba. Elio, who has been coming to our Fours event for as long as he can remember and who would be one of the “elders” of bowls in FNQ, stated that he enjoyed coming to our event and would continue to do so whilst his health allowed.

The event was staged over two days and included five games of 16 ends. This time we added a get together on Saturday night for a meal and camaraderie away from the game.

The three top teams finished with just a couple of points separating them:Winners on the day were:

  • 1st: The Team of Ben Cribbin, Geoff Ryder, Eddie Rick and David Wells
  • 2nd: The Team of Phil Siganto, Richard Stephensen, Chris McCaffrey and Chris Saunders
  • 3rd: The Team of Shane McInerney, Tony Burns, Michael Greenwood and Wayne Petrohilos (Kev Foord – sub).
Runners-up L-R: Phil Siganto, Chris McCaffery, Chris Saunders, Richard Stephensen & Event Coordinator Rod Bradley
Third L-R: Wayne Petrohilos, Kevin Foord, Michael Greenwood & Tony Burns