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SINGLES: Runner-up Margaret Wright (Warwick East) and winner Gaye Wilmot (The Summit) after the final of the Southern Downs Ladies District Bowls Association.
SINGLES: Runner-up Margaret Wright (Warwick East) and winner Gaye Wilmot (The Summit) after the final of the Southern Downs Ladies District Bowls Association. Gerard Walsh

BOWLS: The Summit bowler Gaye Wilmot has won her first title in the Southern Downs District Ladies' Bowls Association.

She won a titanic struggle for the title with a 25-23 grand final win against Warwick East player Margaret Wright.

The final was close all the way.

"On the last end, Gaye drove the jack back to her own bowls which gave her the win,” Wright said.

It was the first singles title win at district level for Wilmot after previously winning fours, pairs and veterans.

Wilmot won her first round game against Alana Scott, from Tenterfield.

It was the second final for Wright.

"I have been the bridesmaid twice now,” she said.

Wright beat Tenterfield bowler Penny Standbridge in her first round match and then beat Southern Cross bowler Chris Sawyer in the semi yesterday morning 25-24.

Yesterday's finals were played at the Warwick East Bowls Club.

Both finalists are regulars on the green playing up to three to four times a week.

Wilmot has fine tuned her form this year travelling as far as Everton Park in Brisbane for a triples competition with a team from The Summit.

Both were part of the Southern Downs team which headed to Tugan to play in the recent Division 5 state sides competition.

"It was a new-look team from the Southern Downs,” Wilmot said.

"The sides competition was great experience for the new members of the team, we will be much stronger next year.”

See regular bowls notes in All Sorts of Sport in the Daily News on Wednesday.

Topics:  bowling gaye wilmot ladies bowls sddlba singles champion the summit


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