Local duo boasts bowling arms state champions

By ROB MCGUIRE*

BRIGHTON Bowls and Community Club’s Geoff Munro and Kevin Booth are on top of the world following the recent Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs championship played in the north of the state mid last month.

Playing at Launceston’s Trevallyn Club, the final saw the two Brighton representatives take on local players, Joe Reissig and Ian Morley, who leapt to an eight-shot lead after just four ends.

Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.
Geoff Monroe left with bowls partner, Kevin Booth after winning the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Pairs Championship.

However, Munro and Booth fought back to be in front after nine ends of the 15-end game.Not to surrender so early, the Trevallyn pair scored a five on the 10th end to fight back and take the lead by four shots.

Dogged determination though from Munro and Booth saw them score nine shots in four ends to be two in front after the 15th to secure the State Championship.

To further enhance his and Brighton’s reputation, Munro fronted up the next day and overwhelmed Gordon Hurst 21-6 to convincingly win the grand final of the Tasmanian Bowling Arms Singles Championship.

A grand effort by these two veterans of the Brighton Club and sport.

Bowling arms are a device that allows players to remain active and competitive participants in all divisions, perhaps following a back injury or some other condition that would otherwise render them unable to continue playing.

The use of the arms has become so common among players who may otherwise be lost to the sport, that state and national titles are now conducted solely for players using this equipment.

Anyone of any age who may be interested in commencing, or recommencing playing bowls, is invited to contact the Brighton Bowls and Community Club on 62681325, or brightonbowlsclub@gmail.com.

*Rob McGuire is CEO of Bowls Tasmania

 

 

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