By Casey O'Connor
Saturday the Summit Bowls club and Goondiwindi Club jointly hosted the 2021 SDMDBA (Southern Downs Men’s District Bowls Association) Three Bowl Pairs.
There were 12 teams on the green at the Summit while four teams played in Goondiwindi.
At the end of the day’s sectional play, four section winners were announced.
They progressed to the Semi Finals in Inglewood on Sunday.
Congratulations go to the following section winners:
Aaron Ritchie (Warwick East) and Jamie Zamprogno (The Summit) 4+33, John Fairley and Frank Taylor (The Summit) 4+36, Adrian Jackson and Tony Schubert (The Summit) 6+37, and Doug Kitchener and George Sloss (Goondiwindi) 6+21.
In stark contrast to the ideal conditions on Saturday, the temperature plummeted, and intermittent showers were nuisance value on Sunday.
The semi-finals were at one point interrupted by a heavy shower forcing off the green.
When the rain stopped, play resumed.
Fortunately, the games were completed before the rain intervened.
Despite playing conditions, there were some brilliant bowls played with some great conversion shots and beautiful draw bowls.
In the first semi-final Aaron Ritchie and Jamie Zamprogno defeated John Fairley and Frank Taylor 22-12.
In the second semi-final Adrian Jackson and Tony Schubert had a comprehensive 28-9 win in their game against Doug Kitchener and George Sloss.
Unfortunately, the final between of Adrian Jackson and Tony Schubert and Aaron Ritchie and Jamie Zamprogno was postponed due to the persistent rain.
With two Summit teams featuring in the final, the game has been rescheduled to be played at the Summit Bowls Club.
The date is yet to be confirmed.