Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Bowls Club News

Albert Wicks, 93, is Mackay Bowls Club’s oldest active member. Albert regularly plays social Triples on Tuesday using his original bowls with only a walking stick for balance.

Besides being a past committee member, Albert’s pervious bowling achievements include Club Pairs and Triples Championships, Senior Singles Champion as well as District Finalist in Pairs and Triples. Alberts experience and knowledge is invaluable for all bowlers, especially at Annual General Meetings.

Ross Dunstan competed in Men's Champion of Champions at North Mackay last weekend, giving it his best.

The Cattle Creek Shield will be played this weekend at Marian and Gargett Clubs.

Team 1: T Mayfield, B Crocker, R Casey, J Smith.

Team 2: N Wilson, G Edmonds, C Marks, P Carter.

Team 3: R Dunstan, R Blanchard, B Robertson, B Jenner.

Team 4: B Bridger, E Roberts, A Gibson, T Hollows.

Tuesday Bowls welcomed visitors Carol and Hugh from Port Pirie, Colin from Bendigo and Ned from Ballarat joining local bowlers.

Winner of Winners: Leanne Jenner, Barry Jenner, Peter Taaffe.

Winner of Losers: Julie Caban, Karina Dunn, Marie Mayfield.

Thursday Scroungers: Carol Savage def Mike Irving, Geoff Jolley.

Friday Social Play

Winners: Kirstine Robinson, Janice Nelson.

Runners Up: Peter Nelson, Erin Clements.

Close games were witnessed in Club Championships last weekend, continuing this weekend with Ladies Consistency Singles being played on Friday Afternoon; Ladies 2 Bowl Triples on Saturday Afternoon; Ladies U/65 Singles Sunday Morning; and Ladies 2 Bowl Triples, Men's Open Triples and Men's B Pairs on Sunday Afternoon.

Contributed by Mike Irving

Bowler Albert Wicks proves age is no barrier at 93 years old. Photo credit: Mike Irving

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