Thursday, May 4, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls News

Sunday afternoon the Ladies A Grade Final was played between two of the best bowlers in the district. The lead fluctuated many times between Ladda Purdie and Betty Nicole.

With the end nearing and Ladda holding a 23 to 17 lead, Betty Nicole refused to give in and miraculously won 25-23 in a dramatic last end brilliant display.

A huge crowd was on hand and bowls was the winner of the day.

Saturday morning Scroungers resumed with a huge gathering ably organised by John Askew. It saw first round winners Betty Whitehorn, Tony Kelly, Mark Mawson, Neil Moore and John Matterson play.

Once again a high standard of bowls was on display and the final was played between Tony Kelly and John Matterson with Tony Kelly continuing his brilliant form and winning the prizes and accolades.

The Grand Final is to be played next Saturday morning with brilliant skills for all to see and all are welcome to view this exciting sporting game of skill.

Sunday afternoon social bowls was also an evenly matched contest with Neil Moore with Dawn Dowell at lead and in form Tony Kelly at second easily winning the prize money and the very popular John Brown winning the prestigious Health Hub award.

Luke Kinnear’s raffle is almost ready for ticket sales and the school’s competition is also nearly finalised and will begin soon.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Betty Nicole and Ladda Purdie after the final of the Ladies A Grade singles. Photo supplied

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