Award race heats up at Werris Creek

TOMORROW’S Werris Creek Triples Carnival affords bowlers one of the last chances to improve their Central North District Bowling Association Bowler of the Year Award points.

The  competition, being held on the carpet at the Werris Creek Bowling and Tennis Club, is the fourth club event in the BOTYA series with just three more club events to count towards  an award that was won by Chris Herden last year.

North Tamworth Pairs (August 16), Manilla Triples (August 30/31) and Kootingal Triples (September 13/14) close out the series which began in February with CNDBA State 4’s at Willow Tree and State Triples at Manilla.

South Tamworth bowlers dominate the current standings, with South Tamworth Bowling Club barman Nick Golledge leading clubmates Chris Herden and Nathan Wise by 10 points.

Kootingal pair Kim Greentree and Graeme Harriott are next with South Tamworth’s Chris Collins and Scott Thorning equal sixth on 160 points, 120 behind the BOTYA leader.

BOTYA organiser Phil Johnson said tomorrow’s Werris Creek Triples would have four key absentees.

“Unfortunately Nathan (Wise), Chris (Herden), Nick (Golledge) and Scott (Thorning) are all playing in the State 4’s Playoffs in Armidale (Armidale Ex-Services),” Johnson said.

“They will still still earn 20 points (participation) but it means some of the other boys can catch up.

“It’s been another good competition,” he said.

“We have another three events after Werris Creek. 

“The events have been well patronised.

“I’m not sure about Werris Creek but I know Manilla’s Triples are booked out.

“Norths and Kootingal’s events are always solid too.”

He said a presentation night for the BOTYA would be decided upon later in the year.

Ron Gill hosts his first West Tamworth Sports and Bowling Club President’s Day at the Belmore Street club today. 

26 teams have entered a president’s day played ina fours format with Zone 3’s Greg Wilkins the special guest.

Former Parramatta rugby league stars, John Quayle, Neville Glover and John Baker, will be the special guests at tomorrow’s Manilla Bowling Club’s Men Of League Bowls Day.

North Tamworth’s Luke Russell in action at the South Tamworth Major/Minor Pairs BOTYA event. He’s on 100 points, 180 behind leader Nick Golledge. Photo: Geoff O’Neill  280614GOH02

North Tamworth’s Luke Russell in action at the South Tamworth Major/Minor Pairs BOTYA event. He’s on 100 points, 180 behind leader Nick Golledge. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 280614GOH02

The fun starts at 10am, costs $15 and includes lunch.

The charity bowls day is open to all. Contact Manilla Bowling Club (67851632) for more information.

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