Penguin's Chris Dudman becomes a new Tassie hero against international bowlers to win the Bill Springer Invitational Singles

Tasmanian Chris Dudman outshined an international contingent on the weekend to win a star-studded Bill Springer Invitational Singles.

Dudman held his nerve to remain the only one of 32 qualifiers to finish unbeaten at the East Launceston club.

The Penguin bowler scored 128 points for the title from Gold Coast-based Scot, Ryan Burnett, on 110 points.

Canadian Ryan Bester and Hobart’s Anthony Burne were both undefeated from five games until the singles final on Sunday afternoon for the top 12 bowlers. 

Bester finished third on 109 points from Burnie’s Mark Nitz was on 105, with Burne next on 104.

Lining up: Burnie bowler Mark Nitz takes aim on Sunday during a tense final-12 game.

Lining up: Burnie bowler Mark Nitz takes aim on Sunday during a tense final-12 game.

Left-hander: Anthony Burne, of Beltana Bowls Club, lets one fly in a tough final game at the Bill Springer Invitational Singles.

Left-hander: Anthony Burne, of Beltana Bowls Club, lets one fly in a tough final game at the Bill Springer Invitational Singles.

Decisions: Ryan Burnett, based out of Broadbeach, Queensland, sizes up his options between bowls.

Decisions: Ryan Burnett, based out of Broadbeach, Queensland, sizes up his options between bowls.

Take cover: Aaron Page, of Penguin, appears oblivious to Sunday's weather during the Bill Springer Invitational Singles held at the East Launceston Bowling and Community Club. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

Take cover: Aaron Page, of Penguin, appears oblivious to Sunday's weather during the Bill Springer Invitational Singles held at the East Launceston Bowling and Community Club. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

Blue day: Penguin bowler Chris Dudman gets his eye in, showing off the form that won him the prestigious title against a quality field.

Blue day: Penguin bowler Chris Dudman gets his eye in, showing off the form that won him the prestigious title against a quality field.

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