The weather cleared on cue for two magnificent Spring days for the holding of the Five A Side Carnival. Though down on numbers the event was a great success with players very pleased with the changes to the format.
Teams played more games and the singles format was in ‘sets play’. Over the two days the teams played three games each of singles, four, pairs and triples with some exciting matches.
After a sluggish first day, the team led by Joe Kosanic stormed home with six out of six wins on day 2 to claim first prize. The team comprised John Fahey, Peter Macdonald, Ivan Balentovic, David Boon along with Kosanic. It was a victory for a local team – which is a rarity in our carnivals. On the two days they recorded nine wins and ended with 18 points and a margin of plus 42.
It was a particularly rewarding effort for Kosanic who has played very little bowls over the past year due to illness and injury. He started slowly on Day 1 but showed the benefit of match play on Day 2.
Second place getters were a team from Belconnen comprising John Hammond, Greg Megee, Bob Frankcom, Tony Holmes and Alex Horsburg. They also played well on Day 2 with 4 wins, a draw and one loss finishing with 15 points and a margin of 36 shots.
Third place went to the Dalmeny team of Keith Cook, Alan Betts, Garry Lavis, Finn Hansen and Barry Lymbery. They finished with 15 points and a minus 10 margin.
A couple of close losses cost the Mollymook team of Nick King, Glen Dickson. Tim Flynn, Ron Moore and Nathan Bezant. They finished in fourth place with 14 points plus 29.
The best performing team outside the winners on Day 1 was Anthony Barca and Bob Boyd from Ulladulla who joined Jim Macklan, John Monks and Bruce Lidbury form Tuross,
The final award, for best day 2 result, went to the Bodalla side of Shane Coooper, Matt Morton, Jim Marshall, Ray Dunbar and Paul Van der Hevel.
Special thanks to the Tuross Head Country Club for their support in making it possible to run the tournament. The greens were in great condition and all of the house staff were very helpful. Thanks Stephen Hodge for all the support you give the bowlers!!