Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Bowls Report

The ladies played round one of the fours championships on Tuesday at Airlie Beach Bowls Club this week.

Winning teams were Carol Crosbie, Elaine Hadlow, Margo Stanley substituting for Ladda Purdie and Betty Nicolle, and Karen Jensen, Lu Rogan, Betty Whitehorn and Lyn Skeen.

Bev Taylor defeated Juanita Matterson in a B singles game.

The social games winner on Tuesday was Maureen Barnard, Henny Tattam, and Russ Jackson who defeated Pam Collins, John Brown, and Tony Whitehorn.

Men’s singles have started and results are in: Bob Spees, showing exceptional form, winning against Neil Moore.

John Trembath came from behind to defeat Rick Galea in a nail-biting game, 25-24, and Nik Fernbach defeated Russ Jackson in another very close game 25-22.

One game that didn’t go ahead as scheduled was Bill Gordon versus Noel Crosbie; Bill has damaged both legs in an accident and will not be playing bowls for a while. All members wish Bill a speedy recovery.

Wednesday social day this week all the games played were pairs.  Nik Fernbach and Henny Tattam won the day with the largest winning margin. One of the very close games was won by John Askew and David Meiklejohn against Col Morris and Mario DeMartini. Members were delighted to have good friend Graeme Herd visit from Atherton.

The school children's competition is continuing. It starts at 4.30 each Thursday afternoon. Coaches are Margo Stanley and Mark Mawson. Margo can be contacted on 0412 469 989 or contact the club phone: (07) 4946 7656.

Sunday afternoon social bowls had Nik Fernbach continue his winning streak, skipping the team that won the day.

Contributed with thanks to Betty Whitehorn

Airlie Beach Bowls Club Coach Margo Stanley alongside school children’s competition stars Mayson, Alistair, Demika, Katarna, and Zaiden

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