Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

Spring has arrived, the birds are singing and preparing their nests for new arrivals and the flowers are blooming and so has our bowls starting on Tuesday with 14 teams.

All ladies competing for the Spring Fling 56 smartly dressed ladies all competing for the top prize, which was won by Margo Stanley's team with lead Marie Duck and second Dorothy Wise both from North Mackay with our own little champion Betty Nicole at 3rd.

Congratulations ladies well played, whilst Robin Brown and Pam Collins's team won the best dressed with their beautiful spring hats, a wonderful performance, and a fantastic day was had by all whom came from far and wide.

Wednesday afternoon Jackpot bowls ably run by Mervyn Stewart saw new resident Steve Callaghan and his team take home the winner’s prize and the jackpot didn't go off.

Saturday morning there was no Scroungers as Airlie was involved in BPL in Townsville which was won by Manny Isgro, Warren Mills, and Johnny Fielding who will be off to Rockhampton for the next round.

Whilst in Seaforth the clubs Pratt Cup was being played. Bob McMahon just back from his Asian adventure proved too strong in the singles and Ted Cullen and Russell Jackson brilliantly won their pairs against stiff opposition and the fours were gallantly beaten but Rod Howard's men went through because of the singles and the pairs victory.

However, in the semi-finals on Sunday morning against Seaforth, they proved too strong and went through to the Grand Final against South Suburban with their enormously talented team.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Airlie Beach Ladies’ Bowls best dressed team. Photo supplied

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