Big Bash proves a huge success

Winners of the Garfield Big Bash Tournament, from left, Peter Dixon, Tournament Director Damian Brick, Des Chatfield and Gary Cantwell. 389870 Pictures: SUPPLIED


Garfield Bowling Club hosted the Summer Edition of its two Big Bash tournaments for the season on Sunday 18 February.

The club would like to thank its main sponsor for the day; Carpet Court in Pakenham.

The Big Bash is a format similar to that seen on Bowls TV; teams play five games of five ends, after which the top four teams play off in finals.

Garfield put on a perfect day once more for the event, with light cloud in the morning and pleasant sunshine in the afternoon.

After the five rounds of play, four teams stood out on top of the ladder.

Those teams then played semi-finals and a grand-final.

The two winners of the semi-finals were the teams who finished first and second, showing that sometimes talent does rise to the top.

The losers of the semi-finals, relegated to the stands to watch the final, were the “Art & Science” team, led by Arthur Scheurer from Narre Warren, with Kerri Cadman and Graham Dodd, along with the team called “The Selectors”, consisting of Greg Davies, Pauline Blake and Steven Roy, also from Narre Warren.

The runners-up on the day, Bruce Smith, Adrian Van Gaal and Steve Cunningham were not quite “Cunning” enough to overcome the eventual winners, the team called “Peter The Great”, which consisted of Peter Dixon, Des Chatfield and Gary Cantwell.

A good day was had by all.

-Damian Brick-