Wirrulla pair conquers skins event

The Ray White Eyre Peninsula - Streaky Bay pairs skins bowls event took place earlier this month, with a Wirrulla pair coming out on top.

It proved a great day of bowls action and was made successful by the good number of locals and visitors taking part, with players from across Eyre Peninsula involved.

The two greens were filled to capacity as 32 teams took up the challenge to be among the top qualifiers for the skins later in the day.

Three qualifying rounds of 10 ends each determined who would play for the big money, with all teams contesting the skins.

Damon Edmunds and Jayden Zeller from Holdfast Bay were the top qualifiers and played Wirrulla's Mark Bogner and Malcolm Pym for $120 an end.

Competing for third and fourth were Karen and Barney Lynch of Cummins against Wudinna duo Cameron and Leon Smart.

After five ends of skins, Bogner and Pym won $600 to Edmunds and Zeller's $0, with the Lynch pair claiming $400 to down the Smarts with $0.

The top four qualifiers received a sponsors shirt to play in the finals and to keep as a memento of the day.

The bottom qualifiers, who still played for $15 an end, wore a colourful beanie each.

Following the presentations dinner sponsored by Streaky Bay Marine Products was devoured by the hungry bowlers.

Organisers would like to thank local sponsors Chad Kirby at Ray White Eyre Peninsula - Streaky Bay, and Renae and Dion Edmunds plus Damon and Sophia Edmunds of Streaky Bay Marine Products, as well as the numerous club members who helped and catered for the day, including those on the refreshment bar.