Proserpine claims Division 1

11th July 2017 4:00 PM
CHAMPIONS: The Proserpine Bowls Club men's teams that won Division 1 Pennants for the first time in 22 years. CHAMPIONS: The Proserpine Bowls Club men's teams that won Division 1 Pennants for the first time in 22 years. Dane Lillingstone

BOWLS: For the first time in 22 years, Proserpine have been named the Division 1 Pennants champions.

Saturday saw the last round of the Mackay district Pennants for 2017 with Proserpine at home to a red hot Mackay side.

The team of Scott Kinenar, Shane Kinnear, Luke Kinnear and Grahame Kinnear won their match 22-16, the team of Michael Kinnear, Luchie Gardel, Scott Hamilton and Wayne Handley won 21-20 and the team of Nathan Dodds, Barry Saroglia, Gavin Milne and Shane Spann lost 18-17.

It gave Proserpine five match points to clinch the victory and flag for 2017, narrowly edging out South Suburban by half a point.

It's the second time Proserpine has won the Division 1 Pennant, with their other victory in 1995.

The club would like to thank all players involved including Jonathon Bye and Vince Olsen who subbed in for some games.

They will now play the best in the Leichhardt district in September.

Division 4 travelled to Northern Beaches on Saturday where they needed to win to stay in Division 4.

The team of Chris Janz, Dan Robinson, Jonathon Bye and Shane May won 25-18 and the team of Phil Brown, Kevin Thorogood, Jim Quod and Jim Janz narrowly lost 21-19.

This still gave Proserpine enough points to stay in this division.

The semi-final of the championships pairs was played on Saturday morning.

In a great game of bowls, Gavin Milne and Shane Spann outlasted Michael Kinnear and Grahame Kinnear 22-19. They will now play Nathan Dodds and Scott Hamilton in the final.

In a quarter final round of the Championship Singles, Barry Saroglia beat Jonathon Bye in winning 25-21.

The Championship Fours semis and final were played on Sunday.

Shane Kinnear, Luke Kinnear, Michael Kinnear and Grahame Kinnear defeated Dan Robinson, Jonathon Bye, Shane May and Wayne Handley 20-13 and in the other match Nathan Dodds, Scott Hamilton, Gavin Milne, and Shane Spann proved too strong for John Lahney, Dale Haack (subbing for Sandy Daffara), Jim Quod and Kevin Thorogood 31-12. In the final, Spanny's team got off to a flyer, leading 10-nil early before Groggy's team started pegging them back.

But the good start proved too much to overcome with Spanny's team winning 22-18.

Senior Singles and B Grade Singles will be played on Saturday with mixed games on Sunday.

The ladies played their last two Pennant matches on Wednesday.

Proserpine lost both matches to North Mackay and Mackay clubs.

Pennants is now completed for the Proserpine Ladies players this year, with the only achieving one round win against Sarina.

The ladies will play Sarina for the Johnston Shield.

A game of Championship Pairs was played on Saturday with June Blair and Heather Brown proving too strong for Vicki Spann and Joan McGrath in winning 23-14.

The Whitsunday Carnival will be held on July 31.