Lawn bowls | King skips Wodonga to Temora crown

Wodonga’s Jason King skipped a team including David King and Josh Rudd to win the Temora prestige triples last weekend.

Wodonga’s Jason King skipped a team including David King and Josh Rudd to win the Temora prestige triples last weekend.

A WODONGA team was successful in the annual prestige triples tournament at Temora last weekend.

David King, Josh Rudd and skip Jason King finished as the only unbeaten team after seven games, with a margin of plus 49 shots.

They started the tournament on the right note with a one-shot win against defending titleholders Gary Walsh (North Albury) and Henty’s Kim Maher and Glen Harrison.

But going into the last game, Bruce Saffioti, Rod “Burra” James and Ross Maguire were leading the field.

They went down to former Wodonga skip Greg McDonald and present Wodonga A1 pennant skips Paul Carey and Ashley Bates, paving the way for his clubmates to take the major prizemoney.

The defeat saw Maguire’s team, representing Phorrest Bowling Club, drop to fifth.

Second went to the composite team of Wayne Crawford, Wayne Foote and Brad Foote with six wins plus 73 shots.

Ricky Whybrow (Coolamon) and Peter Thornton, Pedro Rudd (Wagga RAFC) were third with six wins plus 68.

The composite team of Dave Maloney, Terry McInnes (Weston Creek) and Bruce Lack (Temora) were fourth on six wins plus 56 on a countback from Maguire’s combination.

The game winners in order were Bruce Firman (Temora) plus 17, Ken Murphy (Oak Flats) plus 16, Alan Prince (Gymea) plus 14, Geoff Warrington (Oak Flats) plus 26, Rod Cook (Clayton) plus 21, Mark Mulcahy (Phorrest) plus 14 and Jason Kuiti (Toorak) plus 18.

A total of 42 teams took part in the annual tournament.

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