North Albury hosts finals of singles titles

THE quarter-finals of the Albury and District Bowling Association’s singles championship will be held at North Albury on Sunday.

It is back to eight players after games played last Sunday.

Henty’s Peter Forck is drawn against Danny Kiervan (Walla) in the top half of the draw and the remaining six players are from North Albury.

Mick Day plays Stewie Ronan, David Benbow meets David Warford and Phil Jones clashes with Noel Trainor.

It is a good effort by Day to make the quarter-finals after playing the game for just a couple of years.

He qualified with a 31-28 victory against Commercial Club’s Tony Heriot and Ronan won 31-14 against Bill Jones (North Albury).

Forck had a runaway 32-8 success against George Cocks (Commercial Club) in a preliminary round and then defeated Jim Lee (Commercial Club) 32-16.

Kiervan triumphed 31-22 against fellow Walla bowler Barry Carey and Benbow won 31-23 against Noel Stein (Henty).

Warford was successful 31-27 against Bernie Mahlo (North Albury) and Phil Jones had a clear-cut 31-8 win against Walla’s Trevor Schroeter.

Noel Trainor defeated his son, Conan, 31-14 in a game last Thursday afternoon.

The district match committee granted approval for it to be played early.

The winners from quarter-finals on Sunday morning advance to semi-finals in the afternoon.

Semi-finals of the district’s senior singles will be played at the Lavington Panthers green on Sunday morning with the final in the afternoon.

Three North Albury players have made it through with Norm Honey meeting Lloyd Ronan and Bob Walsh playing John Danaher (Oaklands).

Ronan won his quarter-final 31-20 against Max Brooks (Oaklands) and Honey defeated Ken Allen (Lavington Panthers) 31-29.

The game between Honey and Allen was outstanding and took 35 ends to decide a winner.

The scores were locked at 29-all and Honey got two shots on the final end for victory.

Danaher defeated Dennis Tolley (Walla) 31-24 and Walsh won 31-24 against Fred Markham (Lavington Panthers).

The president’s reserve singles semi-finals are at the Commercial Club with Ron Bonat (Oaklands) playing Brian Walter (Commercial Club) and Gary Webb (North Albury) meeting Troy Brockley (Oaklands).