Fours, pairs competition awaits

Bowls. Smithton Bowls Club will soon be abuzz with its annual long-weekend tournaments.

The A1 Essential Cleaners Mixed Fours will be held on Saturday before the Circular Head Earthmoving Solutions Mixed Pairs tournament takes place on Sunday.

The club will look to improve on the games of previous weeks throughout the annual competition after Smithton was outclassed by Penguin in the ladies’ games last Thursday, however Karen Neilson’s rink gained two valuable points.

Meanwhile, the Division Three side was defeated by Burnie, succumbing to all rinks.

On Saturday, the men’s pennant was washed out across all games and unfortunately for Division Two, the season finished without a murmur. On a positive note, the team finished a creditable sixth and performed consistently throughout the season.

Division Five finished atop the ladder and look to progress to their next division. The team met with Port Sorell in Ulverstone for the Division Five Semi Final on Saturday, where an overwhelming amount of Smithton support gave the side an advantage.

All 12 players performed admirably throughout the day as skips Tom ‘Tractor’ O’Halloran, Johnny Jacobs and Kevin Stanley led their teams with gusto and now will advance to the Grand Final on Saturday March 17.