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October 7, 2003

Bowlers able to showcase talents

From: Orange Central Western Daily, Australia  - Oct 7, 2003

By Michelle Cook
Tuesday, 7 October 2003

ORANGE bowlers have finished the NSW Tenpin Bowling Association's Disabilities State Championships with a collection of medals to be proud of.
Deaf bowler David Hayward came away with four gold medals and a bronze for the three-day event.
Hayward won the men's open singles with a three game total of 549 and also won bronze with 523. He won the open doubles with Mudgee's Brett McLean 1106, Hayward and McLean teamed with Parramatta's Mark Adams to win the classic trios with 1627 and Hayward won the men's open all events with a 1596 total. Competitors were able to win more than one medal for the same event because they could enter more than once.
Jenny Finnerty finished second in the women's A grade singles with 447 and won another silver medal for the women's A grade all events with 1335.
Mudgee's Brett McLean was a standout in the tournament winning the open doubles and classic trios as well as the men's A grade singles with 554 and the men's a grade all events with 1723. He also bowled the high series of the tournament (700) including a high game of 277.
Chris Fuller earned three gold medals in the men's classic singles with 604, the men's classic all events (1690) as well as joining with Orange's Greg Dean and Hornsby's Kevin Daley to win the A grade trios on 1465.
Justin Omrod brought home a bronze in the men's E grade singles with 275, joined with Orange bowler Matt Carroll to earn silver in the C grade doubles on 792 and won his second silver in the men's E grade all events with 871.
Robert Wells won silver in the men's D grade singles with 293, John Cameron and Wayne Nolan combined to finish second in the B grade doubles with 888 and Rohan Thomas and Sheree Ryan were a strong pairing in the D grade doubles winning bronze with 622.
Dubbo's Tristan Gibbs won silver in the men's C grade singles with 401 and also won the men's C grade all events with 1167. He was also named in the state C grade team.

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