Entries down to just 17 for singles crown

THE Albury and District Bowling Association’s singles championships start this weekend.

But the entries for the singles, senior singles and state president’s singles have been disappointing.

There are just 17 entries for the singles crown which is considered the ultimate prize in district events.

It will be played at North Albury with one game in the morning and eight in the afternoon.

Just 11 entries were received for the senior singles which will be played at the Lavington Panthers club.

Ten competitors will take part in the state president’s singles at the Commercial Club.

The Wagga District Bowling Association has just completed its singles championship with Pedro Rudd claiming it for the third time.

Rudd (Wagga RAFC) toppled some top line opponents for victory.

He defeated fellow club member Mark Pearce in the first round and then won 31-26 against Brett White (Wagga RSL).

His semi-final opponent was David Inglis (Wagga RSL) and Rudd was trailing 12-1.

He fought back to 12-all and won 31-24.

The final was against Robbie Marshall (Wagga RAFC) and Rudd got home 31-26 in a top class exhibition.

Rudd’s previous wins in the championship have been in 2006 and 2011.

He qualified for the zone 8 champion of champions event later in the year.

Bowlers looking to compete in a top class tournament have the opportunity to play in a two-bowls triples at Cobram on March 3.

There is $1875 prizemoney with four games of 12 ends being played.

The entry is $75 a team and play starts at 9am.

It is being run by the men’s committee and entries close on March 1 with Greg Dunn, phone 0427 268 137.