Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

Living in Paradise gives you many reasons to smile but this week began with an extremely special event.

Tuesday afternoon saw 2 fantastic finalists playing in the A and B Grade Pairs.

Meanwhile in the rink next to them in the B Pairs Tess Walker and Rhonda Lloyd got to a commanding 13-4 lead against Bev Taylor and Di Jackson however the latter team refused to give in and went on to win 25-19.

Tuesday afternoon Social bowls also saw Peter Smith a visitor from Stanthorpe Bowls club in Queensland with our own Robin Brown and Pam Collins in scintillating form.

Wednesday afternoon Jackpot bowls saw 42 bowlers playing for the prize with many interstate and travelling Queenslanders playing and it was the team of Barry Hirth with John Walsh and our own Graham Cowling against Aileen Jacob visiting bowler with our own John Brown with skipper Greg Pepyat convincing winners of the day with a fantastic afternoon tea provided.

Saturday morning Scroungers saw Andy McDougall one of the most improved bowlers in the club win Scroungers again, he's going from strength to strength.

Whilst in Mackay Bowling Club the Champion of Champions fours was being played and although beaten in the quarterfinals John Trembath's team of lead Mark Mawson, second John Askew, third Tony Whitehorn were gallant in defeat and represented our little club admirably.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Bev Taylor with Di Jackson who showed there is no such thing as a handicap if you believe in your abilities. Photo supplied

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