PBA 2021

Four of Sorrento Bowling Club’s team members, Mal Burton, Rhett Butler (both pictured aboe), Kerry Hutchinson and Kyle McIlroy recently competed in the Professional Bowls Association (PBA) held at the Mandurah Bowling Club over two weekends – 17th and 18th July and the 24th and 25th July. There were 359 games to be played over the two weekends with the first weekend seeing 249 of those games played. The competition comprises of four competitions – Scottish Singles, International Singles, World Singles and the World Pairs. Games are played as two 7 end sets, with a 3 end tie break if required.

Congratulations to Kyle McIlroy who played in the semi-finals of the International Singles as well as playing in the final of the World Pairs with partner Dave Rankin. It was a fantastic game to watch if anyone caught it on live streaming. Rhett Butler played in the quarter finals of the International Singles and Kerry Hutchinson got through to the last 16 of the Scottish Singles. Mal Burton had some tough competition and managed to play through to the second round of the World Singles. Overall rankings saw Kyle McIlroy placed 5th with 16 points, Rhett Butler ranked 36th with 9 points, Kerry Hutchinson ranked 38th also with 9 points and Mal Burton ranked 76th with 6 points.

Pictured below: Kyle having some fun, Rhett on the mat, Mal counting shots.