Westco Men’s Fours Classic at West Cairns Bowls Club
The Westco Men’s Fours Classic was held over the first weekend of March, attracting 16 teams and offering a prize pool of $3,800. Teams came from as far south as Ingham, north to Mossman and west to Atherton.
After playing three games of 16 ends on Saturday, a clear winner emerged with Kevin Richardson leading, John Poplin in second, Mal Taylor in third and Steve Kavanagh skipping. This team picked up the money for the first day.
But, on Sunday there was a change in the leadership and two teams ended in first place with 73 points. So, a count back was needed to separate the teams.
The final winners were Team Cribbin – Mitch Styles, Justin Cribbin, Ben Cribbin and Geoff Ryder. This relegated 2nd place to Team Hanson – Rob Wilson, Steve Hanson, Kim Mitchell and Mac Smith and third place went to Team Kiwi – Col Rowbottom, John Phillips, Mick DeBrien and Kevin Deegan.
It was a very social weekend with some great lawn bowls played that was enjoyed by all. Also, having more than 120mm of rain over the weekend, the roof over the green meant play could continue.
Contributed by Eddie Czarnecki