Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

Can you believe that it's winter already, how fast this year has flown and this week we had our green fixed from all the holes in the bowls area of delivery.

The good news was that the repairers were fantastic and only took 2 days to complete their work, so Wednesday afternoon Jackpot bowls was hastily arranged.

Friday afternoon we had the 30 odd students from Christian College all trying out to see who will represent their school at the Queensland school competition, and it's really hotting up with many boys and girls really enjoying the game and improving dramatically.

We are down to 16 students fighting out the finish and the quarter finals next Friday. We are just so proud of their efforts.

Saturday morning saw the 8s being played which is, one game of mixed fours and two games of pairs not mixed.

Tony Whitehorn's team were comfortable winners with Betty Whitehorn, Alan Pershouse. Tony Whitehorn, Col Morris, Elaine Kippen, Helen Ward all playing outstanding roles in their team’s victory.

The losing team had outstanding performances by Di Jackson, Maureen Barnard, Tina Schubert, and Juanita Matterson was so consistent.

Sunday morning saw the postponed game to see who the number one team of Division 5 and West Tigers would be, whose players have played together each week proved too strong for our hastily arranged team and go on to Division 4 next year.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

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