Thursday, July 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Definitely Not A Dry July At Airlie Beach Bowls

Despite the weather, a lot has happened at our little club.
Firstly, we share the sad news that Steve Tattam lost his battle with cancer on Friday night. Our thoughts go out to his wife Henny and his family. Details of the funeral will be advised.
On a brighter note, the Ladies Singles has been won by Ladda Purdie, who played Carol Crosbie in a very close match.
The Men’s B Fours was also completed. Merve Stewart’s team, with Eric Barnard at lead in brilliant form, Dennis Donnadelli at second, and Mark Mawson at third, won comfortably in the final. Congratulations to the boys for a wonderful performance.
Tuesday afternoon social bowls welcomed Alan Leach from Norfolk Island Bowls Club and Duane Pendlebury from RSL Traralgon Bowls Club. John Brown’s team, with new player Deb Cooper at lead and Duane, were the big winners of the day.
Wednesday afternoon jackpot bowls saw skipper Steve Heddles from Arrowtown, New Zealand, with Greg and Glenys Pepyat from Bright, Victoria, as the runaway winners from a big field. However, the jackpot was not won.
Due to the Men’s B Fours, no Scroungers was played on Saturday morning. However, Sunday afternoon social bowls saw over 20 bowlers vying for the first prize. It was skipper Andy McDougall, with lead Robin Brown, who were the winners of the day in a great last bowl win.

Contributed with thanks to Mark Mawson.

Winners of the B Fours: Mark Mawson, Eric Barnard, Dennis Donnadelli and skipper Merve Stewart. Photo supplied

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