$320 skins victory for Kirton

Forty-two players braved the gusty winds for the men’s skins event on March 12 making good bowling difficult but the Cummins grass green was the perfect surface.

It was a two-bowl triple and the top eight teams after the qualifying round played five games of five ends for the big money. 

The final was played for $80 an end. If two shots were not claimed the money jackpotted. Playing in the final were Paul Phillips, Peter Shepperd and Phill Burrows from Coffin Bay and Tony Furina, Hans Stoetzer and Mick Milnes from Kirton Point.

The first end of the final, Shepperd carried the jack winning $80. The second end the money jackpotted. Third end had Milnes and Stoetzer from Kirton holding three shots and pocketing $160.

Fourth end Phillips drew a brilliant last bowl to deny Kirton another $80 and the money jackpotted.

In the final end Shepperd picked up the jack and held shot until Furina drove it into the ditch gaining shot. Phillips, with two metres to draw, failed, giving Kirton the final skin, $320 to Coffin $80.

Ann Challinger won the raffle donated by Harvey Norman and the club thanked the sponsors MGA Insurance Brokers, Cummins IGA,  Jedd Dunbar Electrical, Landmark Cummins, EP Physio, Wigline, RSM Bird Cameron and Port Lincoln Caravan Centre.