Over the weekend, the Silver City Bowling Association (SCBA) won four out of the six competitions at the Region 4 Championships, held at the North Broken Hill Bowling Club. The SCBA men’s teams emerged victorious in Singles, Pairs, and Fours, while the women’s team secured back-to-back success in Fours.
Peter Gageler, in the Men’s Singles category, achieved an outstanding score of 54 shots, conceding only 28. He secured victories against the Riverland (18-16), Barossa & Light (18-3), and Mid Murray (18-9).
In the Men’s Pairs, Dustin Williams and Jeff Rushforth remained undefeated. They scored a total of 36 shots against their combined opponents’ 26, with wins against the Riverland (12-8), Barossa & Light (10-8), and Mid Murray (14-10).
The Zinc Bowling Club team comprising Noel Lane, Nathan Gageler, Bradley Lane, and Peter Gageler dominated in Men’s Fours. They scored 49 shots, while conceding only 23, against the Riverland (15-7), Barossa & Light (13-10), and Mid Murray (21-6).
The Women’s Fours team, including Jenny Garnaut, Kay Burns, Judy Calleia, and Cheryl Barry, also achieved a clean sweep. They scored 37 shots compared to their opponents’ 25, with victories against the Riverland (12-8), Barossa & Light (12-7), and Mid Murray (13-10). This success marks their second consecutive championship win, following their triumph in Waikerie last year.
Cheryl Barry, participating in the Women’s Singles, lost to the Riverland (12-18) and Mid Murray (4-18). She also received a forfeit from Barossa & Light. The Region 4 championship was won by Gail Fromm from Swan Reach, Mid Murray.
In the Women’s Pairs, SCBA representatives Kay Burns and Cheryl Barry lost to the eventual Region 4 Champions from the Riverland, Belinda Rogers and Judy Strauss from Waikerie (7-9). They also received a forfeit from Barossa & Light and lost their final match to Mid Murray (10-15).
The Region 4 Championships final results:
1st Silver City 28 points +63 shots
2nd Riverland 22 +54
3rd Mid Murray 12 -89
4th Barossa & Light 10 -28
The North BHBC provided ideal bowling conditions with its carpet green and newly installed lights. The event was catered by kitchen chefs Dot McInnes and Pam Murkins, who served a sausage sizzle on Friday, followed by two days of superbly prepared morning tea and lunch.