4 Game Day at Marion to wrap up the Men’s Country Carnival
Today saw the 2023 MGA men’s country carnival come to a close with semi-finals and finals at the Marion Bowling Club.
The day kicked off with the fours and singles semi-finals.
P. Gageler (Zinc Broken Hill) and D. Bennett (Moonta) progressed through to the singles decider after winning their first games of the day respectively.
The fours semi-finals were both one-sided, with the Kadina rink of R. Spry/P. Miller/D. Bushell/B. Hines winning through to the grand final to take on the foursome made up of Waikerie’s B. Burnett/N. Cronin/W. Collins and Angaston’s J. Voigt.
After a back-and-forth battle in the singles decider, Gageler eventually claimed a seven-shot win to cap off a memorable week, while Gumeracha’s B. Mullins defeated Port Neill’s K. Shepherd in the third-place playoff that went down to the wire.
In the fours final it was the Waikerie/Angaston foursome that was able to grind out a hard-fought seven-shot win to claim the title in a low-scoring contest.
The rink of C. Hill (Berri)/M. Collins (Moonta)/S. Eichenberger (Berri)/A. Hill (Berri) won the third-place playoff by one shot against the combination of B. Scown (Lobethal)/A. Day (Woodside)/D. Stanbury (Lobethal)/W. Zilm (Lobethal).
The afternoon saw the team of B. Earle (Kadina)/K. Robinson (Wallaroo) take on the combination of G. Brand (Laura)/B. Murdock (Wirrabara) in the pairs final after they both won their respective semi-finals.
Earle/Robinson eventually pulled away after a tough contest to record a 10-shot victory and claim the pairs title.
The third-place playoff saw the Kadina pair of B. Hines/D. Bushell defeat the Kangaroo Island duo of R. Barrett (Kingscote)/J. Hateley (Parndana) by 11 shots.
Bowls SA would like to thank the event’s major sponsor MGA Insurance Group for their support of the event, along with all of the clubs for hosting matches and volunteers helping the event run.
The 2023 MGA women’s country carnival will be held in the last week of March, click here to find out more information and to register.
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