Two local sides progress to next round of Bowls Premier League Cup after advancing from Albany qualifier

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Middleton Beach's Barry Holt sends one down the green.
Camera IconMiddleton Beach's Barry Holt sends one down the green. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Bowling Club hosted a qualifying round of the Bowls Premier League Cup on Saturday.

A total of 10 teams hit the greens for the qualifying round with two teams securing their place in the regional final.

The teams were divided into two sections, each containing five teams who played off against each other.

Albany's Jim Dunstan.
Camera IconAlbany's Jim Dunstan. Credit: Laurie Benson

A match consists of two sets each of five ends, with a one-end tie-break if both teams win one set each.

In one section, the team of Kevin Henderson, Rick Rodgers and Dean Offer, from Albany Bowling Club, won all four games and finished clear winners.

Middleton Beach's Geoff Page in action.
Camera IconMiddleton Beach's Geoff Page in action. Credit: Laurie Benson

The other section had three teams win three apiece.

To determine the winner the number of sets won by each team was counted and this resulted in John Erickson, Phil Ramsden and Mark Selby, from Emu Point, winning by half a set, and there was just half a set back to the third-placed team as well.

Steve Faulkner competing on Saturday.
Camera IconSteve Faulkner competing on Saturday. Credit: Laurie Benson

These two winning teams will progress to a regional final to be played at a time and venue yet to be finalised.

Teams can progress from the local qualifiers up to the regional level and then on to the State and national finals.

Middleton Beach's Geoff Page does the measuring as Albany's Jim Dunstan looks on.
Camera IconMiddleton Beach's Geoff Page does the measuring as Albany's Jim Dunstan looks on. Credit: Laurie Benson

The national finals will be held at Brisbane’s Club Pine Rivers on November 8-12.

Emu Point Bowling Club held the first regional qualifying round in WA last weekend with two teams progressing to the next round.

Cranbrook Bowling Club will host the next local qualifying round on July 24.

Albany's Rick Rogers watches on closely.
Camera IconAlbany's Rick Rogers watches on closely. Credit: Laurie Benson
Emu Point's Kelvin Crosby prepares to send one down.
Camera IconEmu Point's Kelvin Crosby prepares to send one down. Credit: Laurie Benson
Middleton Beach's Harvey Waddell signals.
Camera IconMiddleton Beach's Harvey Waddell signals. Credit: Laurie Benson

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