Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Bowls Club

Mona Townsend, a true stalwart of the bowling green, celebrated her 90th birthday this year. She continues to be an active and vibrant force in the world of lawn bowls, participating in a wide array of competitions, including carnival, PAHs, and club Championship Fours, Triples, Pairs, and Consistency Singles.

One of the most memorable highlights of Mona's bowls career was when she skippered the Club Champion Triples Team to a resounding victory. What made this achievement even more special was that her team consisted of members spanning the entire spectrum of age, including the oldest, youngest, and newest club members.

Mona's unwavering commitment and passion for the sport extend beyond personal glory. She remains an invaluable member of the Ladies Pennants team, and it's only now, at the age of 90, that Mona is considering learning to use a bowling arm.

Off the greens, Mona is a tireless worker, always ready to assist in the running of raffles and cent sales. Until recently, she held the committee position of Match Chair, demonstrating her dedication to the sport.

Mackay Bowls Club Weekly Results

Tuesday Social Play Winners: Arthur Nayler, Richie Mroz.

Tuesday Social Play Winner of Losers: Peter Nelson, Col Stevens, Janice Nelson.

Thursday Scroungers Final: Kees Struik def. Neal Holt.

Friday Social Play Winners: Peter Nelson, Gary Williamson, Val Edwards.

Men's Open Triples: K. Tranberg, D. Wootton, N. Wilson def. S. Makin, C. Molloy, P. Molloy.

Men's B Singles: R. Bell def. D. Currey.

Mixed Pairs: J. Nelson, G. Edmonds def. K. Catanzariti, D. Wootton.

Ladies Consistency Singles: C. Savage def. D. McMamara.

Two Bowl Triples: E. Clements, J. Nielsen, R. Schatkowski def. H. Truscott, J. Caban, W. Pomery.

Contributed by Mike Irving

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