East Launceston have suffered their first rink loss in Bowls North

East Launceston are still on top at the end of the days play but have suffered their first rink loss at the hands of John Seaton.

Green light: Scottsdale bowler Barry Dennis sends one down in his club's match at Longford. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Green light: Scottsdale bowler Barry Dennis sends one down in his club's match at Longford. Picture: Phillip Biggs

East met a tenacious Cosgrove Park in blustery conditions and were tested by the visitors, who led by one overall at the halfway point.

However, East found another gear with Robert McMullen skipping away to a 14-shot win over Boof Slater.

The Aaron Page rink put the result beyond doubt with a 15-shot triumph over Wayne Foster, Page and Kane Stewart once again best on. The Adam Gurr skipped rink was the first casualty this season for East. When asked about the game Will Springer said: “The wicks just did not go our way today but another overall win is cleansing.”

A few changes at Trevallyn ahead of their clash at Bridport saw Sean Alderson move to three for Josh Appleyard and the two combined to lead 25-3 over Chris Walker. Haydon Cannon the best on for this rink with The Friendlies eventually coming away 36-19 winners.

Roger Long and his troops were lead to a win with a solid performance by Lyn Quarrel, the rink finishing the day 16 shots clear of Kane Walker. Donahue managed to salvage two points for the home side in his four-shot rink win over young Josh Walker-Davis after a tight tussle. 

Invermay and Beauty Point played a thrilling game at The Swamp with The Point running out eight-shot winners, claiming 10 points. Invermay were out of the blocks with an early lead thanks to fill-in skip Luke Patterson’s rink who held a 15-5 lead, however, Mick Savage fought back to take the win 27-17 as Beauty Point claimed the overall 10-2.

The hero of the day was the ever brilliant Bruce Howard who dominated his rink in their resounding 28-12 win over Mark Illingworth. 

Katelyn Cawthen made her Premier League debut for the Longford Tigers against Scottsdale and was far from disgraced with a great opening end followed by good bowls.

It was a battle till the break when the Baker-skipped rink snagged a lead which they were able to hold finishing the day 27-20 winners of Ian Edwards.

Joey Thomas and his rink had bowls in the head but some results the Magpies way kept the game close against Victor “Whitecross” Goss.

It was all Longford after the break until end 20 saw the tide turn, Goss scoring four shots on the last to get the win for his rink. Chris Roach and Barry Dennis had a tussle, Roach finishing up on top by seven shots, Longford eventual winners 10-2.

North Launceston claimed the most points for the round with an 11-1 win over Kings Meadows. Andrew Whitmore was supported by Myles Baker who put on a clinic and Scott Summers was again solid in the back half, the rink winning 35-10.

David Minns and his rink showed their best for the year in an 18-shot win with all four contributing.

Tim Douce and Shane Davern kept things tight in an 18-all draw, Judy Gurr the best for Meadows.