Chase on for quarters

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Illawarra clubs will be chasing a quarter-final spot in the latest round of matches tonight in the annual Reg Evans Memorial Shield at Fairy Meadow Bowling Club.

Bulli, Wiseman Park Wollongong City, and Albion Park were opening night winners last Thursday and were joined by Warilla No 2, Towradgi No 1, Corrimal and Thirroul No 2 who won their first round games on Tuesday.

The Bulli No 1 team won two rinks and had a draw against Windang in a 5-1 victory. Skip Jared Hamilton played with his father Warren in pairs for Bulli in a 25-11 win over Peter Tolios and Phil Argue (skip).

In the match of the night, Windang's Geoff Walker picked up a shot on the last end of the triples match to force a 16-16 draw against Bulli skip Neil Newson.

Steve Haines skipped Bulli's fours team to a 19-12 win over Cec Selby. Bulli will now take on Wiseman Park No 3 in tonight's round two clash after Wiseman Park proved too strong for Helensburgh in round one.

Wiseman Park won all three rinks easily for a 6-0 win in their round one clash last Thursday. Albion Park were the other opening night winners after taking two of the three rinks in a 4-2 victory over Fairy Meadow No 2.

On Tuesday Warilla No 2 beat Figtree RSL 5-1, with Warilla winning the fours on the last end. Thirroul beat Fairy Meadow 4-2, with Thirroul winning the triples on the last end.

Towradgi No 1 beat Wiseman Park No 2, 4-2 and Corrimal beat Oak Flats 4-2.

Tonight Bulli No 1 take on Wiseman Park No 3, Albion Park face Warilla No 2, Towradgi No 1 meet Corrimal and Thirroul No 2 meet Woonona.

Next Tuesday Kiama face Wiseman Park No 1, Fairy Meadow meet Towradgi No 2, Bulli No 2 take on Fairy Meadow No 1 and Thirroul No 1 meet Warilla No 1.

The event honours former Illawarra Zone 16 secretary Reg Evans and is played over three weeks.

The format is pairs, triples and fours with Wiseman Park the defending champions, beating Fairy Meadow in the 2011 final.

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