Lovelock shuts out title favourite
WEST Australian Yvonne Lovelock dominated an out-of-sorts Carmen Anderson to claim her first Ladies Winter Bowls Carnival singles title 25-8 yesterday.
Favourite to win the title, Anderson was not her usual self in the final at South Tweed Sports Club.
The Tweed Heads bowler was battling illness and was still coming to terms with the recent loss of a family member.
Despite yesterday's disappointment Anderson will back up today in the fours final at Tweed Heads.
Both Anderson and Lovelock, who pocketed $750 for the win, had been in great form during the past two weeks to qualify for the final.
With 120 players from across Australia and New Zealand competing, the pair topped their opening-round groups before winning through four rounds of knock-out play.
In the semifinals, Anderson had a strong 25-17 win over club mate Alison Ebsworth while Lovelock disposed of Bris- bane's Patty Elliott.
Ebsworth had been one of the tournament's successes.
Not only did she finish equal third in the singles, she was the lead in the winning mixed fours side and will play in the final of the ladies fours this morning.
Meanwhile, fellow Tweed Heads player Di Cunnington will team up with Anne Crabb in the pairs final this afternoon, where they will take on Esme Coombs and Joy Till.
The carnival, now in its 44th year, started on July 24.