Bowling for 25 years

CHIBBA. Twenty-five years on and the Circular Head Indoor Bias Bowls Association has gone from strength to strength. To celebrate the milestone, a bowls gala day was held at the Smithton Sports Centre last month. More than 70 players joined in the fun, with teams travelling from as far as Wynyard to take part. CHIBBA …

3 years ago

Thriller in grand final

  Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 side came agonisingly close to a North West Tasmanian Bowls Association trophy at the weekend, falling to Penguin by just four shots. The only local side to have made it to the preliminary stages, Smithton earned an impressive 29-shot win (112-83) over Spreyton on Saturday to book a grand final berth …

4 years ago

Finals close to reality

Bowls. Another win to Smithton’s Division 3 side sees them continue to streak ahead at the top of the table with two games remaining in the season. The local side currently sits on 267 points and eight points clear of nearest rivals Penguin, following a tight 99-84 win over Ulverstone away from home. Rinks led by …

4 years ago
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Rain, rain, go away

Sport. All Saturday Pennant bowls teams – including Smithton’s two divisions – shared the points at the weekend due to rain cancelling the day’s fixtures. Despite the unfavourable forecast, a light-hearted take on weather conditions was posted on the league website. The notice read: ‘All NWTBA Bowls cancelled today due to guess what! … and if …

4 years ago

Defeat not so sweet

Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 side hosted a determined Spreyton outfit and tasted defeat for the first time in eight weeks, going down by just six shots. The home side started off well against ‘the big apple’, with Brett Scales’ rink breaking to a 10-shot lead early and all other rinks travelling nicely to remain out in …

4 years ago

Top spot nabbed

Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 men overtook opponents South Burnie in the race for top spot following a convincing 27-shot win at the weekend. Travelling away from home on Saturday, the local side proved too strong for their opponents (106-79) with a clean sweep of wins across the four rinks allowing Smithton to benefit from a maximum …

4 years ago

Test against best

Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 men produced the goods against Turners Beach at the weekend and had another comfortable win. The 47-shot result (a 114-67 score line) could be credited to the work of all rinks in holding their own, with a good team contribution overall leading to no particular standout rink. Smithton took the early advantage …

4 years ago
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Five-star performance

Bowls. Top spot continues to remain within touching distance for Smithton’s Division 3 side following a fifth consecutive win in the league on Saturday. Last suffering a narrow defeat to first-placed South Burnie back in November, the ability of the local team to bounce back has since been remarkable, with Wynyard the latest casualty (114-87) to …

4 years ago

Extending the gap

Bowls. It was a strong start to 2015 as both mens divisions came away with victories on Saturday. Division 3 had the trek to Penguin and were playing to maintain second position on the ladder, while Division 5 hosted the similarly ranked South Burnie Green. Smithton’s Div 3 side started strongly and jumped out to …

4 years ago

Santa delivers a win

Bowls. Division 3 certainly finished the year on a high, easily defeating Ulverstone at home by 46 shots (117-71). It proved to be a clean sweep for the team, winning all rinks and bagging 20 points (maximum) for their troubles. The game started evenly with the rinks of Brent Scales and Bruce Oates facing a …

4 years ago