Tweed Byron trio do district proud
THE Zone One championships continued last Sunday with the Triples championship being completed at the Yamba Club but sadly for the Tweed Byron trio they were unable to return home as victors, despite having the benefit of the morning bye.
In the morning semi final the Northern Rivers champions Neil Burgess, David Zorzo and Richard Latta of Ballina were up against the Clarence River trio of Peter Foster, Jack Law and Don Plummer.
The Ballina boys quickly built up a 12/0 lead and increased it to 16/2 and despite a fight back from their opponents who reduced the deficit to just four shots late in the game, Latta's team steadied and went on to claim the match 29/22.
The Tweed Byron team of Serge Brecard, Graeme Condie and Rick Barnes of Mullumbimby were expected to perform well but the final was a carbon copy of the morning game, where the Ballina three were again away to a good start to lead 6/0 and then increased to 15/2 and from that point it was one way traffic with Latta's team forging on to comfortably claim the final 27/15 and progress to the State Fours finals to be held in October.
Only the Zone Fours championship remains to be played to complete the Zone championships for another year but due to ongoing commitments the action will now take a break until Sunday August 9 when the Fours will be played at the Maclean Bowling Club.
The Tweed Byron foursome Vic Caldwell, Bob Montgomery, Luke Wade and Richie Northcott of Brunswick Heads will make an appearance in the morning semi final against the Clarence River champions.
The eventual winners will play in the afternoon final against the Northern Rivers champions with a place in the State finals being at stake.ion which has been a long term supporter of the District Pennant competition.