Thursday, January 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Bowls

The Men's A Grade Pairs tournament at the local bowls club got off to a slow start due to inclement weather, but eventually kicked off on Thursday with practices. The tournament concluded on Sunday with the semi-finals, leaving only two teams to compete in the final.

Last year's winners, Shane Spann and Manny Isgro, decided to team up with new, talented players for the competition. The final match-up will feature Isgro paired with Harry Quod and Spann paired with Luke Kinnear. The dates and times of the final match will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the A Grade Pairs tournament, the Men's A Grade Singles, B Grade Men's Singles, and Senior Singles are currently underway and results will be made available as they are known.

On Sunday, a Social bowls event was held with 20 participants competing. The winning team was led by Lynne Skeen with Mario De Martini at lead and John Brown at second. The second place team was skippered by Nik Fernbach with Mark Mawson at second.

The Mixed Pairs tournament, carried over from last season, held a thrilling final on Saturday in front of a sizable audience. The winning team was made up of Harry Quod and Karen Jensen, the Vice Chairperson of the club, who narrowly defeated Rick Galea and Ladda Purdie.

With the return of school and Wednesday Night Business House Bowls, as well as the Will Scroungers tournament on Saturday mornings, the club is gearing up for a busy season.

Information provided with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Mixed Pairs Champions, Harry Quod and Karen Jensen. Photo supplied

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