By Bronwyn Torrens
Monto Bowls Club hosted its annual $5,000 Classic Open Fours Carnival recently with 20 teams coming from across the state. Games Director, Garry Price, said he was “very pleased with the final tally of teams who supported us for the carnival”.
The winning team of Lester Schelbach, Phil Linfield, Ken Riddle and Skip Brian Cornish from Boyne Tannum came in for the big money with four wins and 50.5 points. Second place went to local team skipped by Barry Woodall.
Four teams ended the carnival with four wins from five games. Prizes were paid down to eighth place and a lucky team draw for the rest went to the local team skipped by Barry Hampson. Green Director, Mark Torrens, said both greens ran well and he was happy especially as green number 1 was just coming back from major renovations over the last few months. Secretary, Bronwyn Torrens, said “we are very spoiled in Monto as our greens are some of the best around and we enjoy these greens every week when we play here. It doesn’t just happen without great volunteers and our Greenkeeper Rex Williams”.
President Barry Woodall thanked everyone who travelled and supported our carnival, and it was amazing to see our grounds covered in a sea of caravans over the few days. He especially thanked all of Monto’s tireless volunteers who pulled together to make the weekend such a great success. Monto will next host its annual Men’s Fours Carnival in July.