Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

The week started off with Tuesday Ladies Day at Airlie Beach Bowls Club where a brilliant display from Tony Whitehorn and Rhonda Lloyd had the highest winning margin.

Tina Schubert and Sandra Argo were the second big winners after progressing to the semi-finals with a surprising win over Ladda Purdie and Elaine Hadlow.

Wednesday afternoon’s Jackpot Bowls was won by Mens President Peter Barrett as skipper with Keith Bates at lead and Rick Galea.

The men were runaway victors for the money, and Stacey Hadlow went home with the prestigious Health Hub Award.

Friday afternoon saw the resumption of the final of the Men’s Triples which was brilliantly won by John Fielding, Russell Jackson, and Manny Isgro.

Saturday and Sunday had home and away games for Division Four, with Division One playing Proserpine at home on Saturday with an overall team win of three points but losing two games.

On Sunday at Sarina only Mannys team won but the other two teams went down gallantly.

Division Four travelled to Seaforth and won one and lost one, but lost on aggregate.

At home on Sunday against Mackay the Division Four team bounced back with a big win and the second team faded for a draw but got the points 4.5 to .5.

Divisions Five played at Sarina and lost but made amends with a great result on Sunday against a strong South Suburban club, 46-32, just losing on one rink but a huge win on the second.

Division Six also won on Sunday, 39-29, with one team just going down but a wonderful win for John Askew’s team.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson

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