So close for Bundy club in bowls

The winning Urangan team that won the Wide Bay Classic in Division 1. 232889 Pictures: SHANE JONES.

By Shane Jones

For Bargara it was a case of so close, yet so far as it fell just short of Wide Bay Classic success.

The side lead 3-1 in the final of the Division 1 competition against Urangan, who had won the last two titles in the top division between the clubs.

The tournament, held in the first few months of the year, sees clubs in Wide Bay compete against each other in lawn bowls to determine who is the best.

Bargara needed to win one more game, by winning the most points after 21 ends, in one of the remaining three contests against Urangan.

But it couldn’t get the job done as Urangan won each contest to win the match 4-3.

It was their third straight title in a row.

Bargara, who finished second, was the only team from Bundy that made the Division 1 final with Fraser Coast clubs Pialba and Hervey Bay finishing third and fourth.

In Division 2, East Bundaberg claimed its first title, beating Urangan in the decider.

Boonooroo finished in third with Maryborough finishing in fourth.

Finally, in Division 3, Woodgate won over Pialba with Hervey Bay and Burnett third and fourth respectively.

The competition, sponsored by Clayton Hearing, will be back next year with the sponsors staying on as well.