Thursday, February 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls News

A jam-packed week at Airlie Beach Bowls with some extremely exciting news from the club’s resident historian and statistician, Neil Moore.

Club members Carol Crosbie and Betty Nicole are now ranked 153rd best pairs bowling team in Australia and the talented Manny Isgro, is the 200th best male bowler in Australia.

The club hosted 20 bowlers at last week’s Tuesday afternoon bowls, each striving for the winner’s cheque, yet only one team could claim it: skipper Betty Nicole alongside the diminutive Di Dobbins at lead.

Margo Stanley went home with the Health Hub Award.

Last Wednesday’s afternoon bowls was host to two big winners: Col Morris and Bill Gordon. Wednesday night continued the excitement, Business House Bowls hosted its welcome back party before the competition resumes next week.

Thursday morning was the club’s Australia Day party with over 40 people coming for “Aussie breakfast” and a flag raising ceremony. The bowls followed and was won by the team skippered by Andrew Butler with lead Juanita Matterson and Bill Gordon at second.

The Club extended its thanks to Margo Stanley for her preparation and fantastic organisation of the function.

No Scroungers on Saturday morning due to inclement weather.

Sunday saw 20 bowlers vie for the first prize cheque and it was Stevie Lawrie whom, with Mario De Martini at lead and visitor Colin Simpson at second, won against all comers quite comfortably.

The Men’s singles, triples and fours will all be staged this month.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson

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