Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Bowls News

Huge week again this week for our little club, starting on Tuesday afternoon with an overwhelming victory for Ladda Purdie with lead Marjorie Hughes and Mark Mawson at second.

Also played was the Ladies B Grade finals between Bev Taylor and Maureen Barnard in an excellent game with Bev running away with an awesome performance and from next season she will be in A Grade.

Wednesday afternoon Jackpot bowls brilliantly organised by Merve Stewart saw a tie between Bob Spees with John Brown and Tony Whitehorn with Eric Barnard and Ted Cullen both teams finished plus 17 and the prize money was halved.

Saturday morning Scroungers last round saw Rick Galea the overall winner and the final was played with the final three in a great tussle with Andy McDougall in fantastic form winning with the last bowl over Warren Mills and Russell Jackson a gallant third, the next season will begin in June after Men’s Pennants has concluded.

Thursday saw 30 students from Whitsunday Christian College begin their competition which will conclude in about five weeks.

Sunday afternoon the Buddy Holmes day was played with 30 bowlers and we welcomed Patsy Black, Joan Frank, Olwyn Taylor, Ruth Healy and Melda Richardson from South Suburban and also Helen Ward returned.

A great day was had by all with Warren Mills’ team receiving the Cup.

Tickets for Luke Kinnear’s raffle will be on sale this week and details will be available next week.

The new Business House Bowls format will be advised in next week’s report.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Bev Taylor with Maureen Barnard after her victory in the Ladies B Grade Final. Photo supplied

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