South Toowoomba wins at East
SOUTH Toowoomba bowler Blair Merrell led the winning team at the Warwick East Bowls Club two-day carnival last weekend.
The carnival attracted 28 teams from as far as Pine Rivers, Logan, Belmont and Goondiwindi.
Nick Ellis travelled from Brisbane to compete in the carnival for the 20th successive year. He has been part of many winning teams over the years.
Bowls Queensland Club Male Player of the Year Shaun Kiepe, of Toowoomba, was also in the team.
Runners-up were the Summit team of Nick Kurtz, Robbie Capelli, Zel Zamprogno and Anthony Jackson.
A team from Logan was third and The Summit fourth.
Warwick East Bowls Club enjoyed success in the rounds competition with Greg Cross, Barry Rowling, John Palmer and Graeme Wallace first in round one.
Norm Hassum, Andy Wilson, David McDonald and Allan Slatter won round two for the host club.
Des Buchbach, Laurie Kelly, Mick O’Leary and Peter Collis, of Warwick East, tasted success after they performed best in round three.
Warwick East club treasurer Ken Whitton was part of the team which won round five.
The Warwick RSL was the major sponsor of the $3500 carnival, one of the richest on the Southern Downs.
It is the biggest carnival of the year hosted by Warwick East.