Thursday, August 31, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Alf Padgen at 90 years of age has been playing lawn bowls for more than 40 years after originally starting at Gargett.
Nowadays, Alf is a dual member at Mackay and Wests Tigers, but regularly teams up with Albert Wicks on Tuesdays to revive their bowling achievements as partners in District Pairs and Triples Championships.
While Alf is deadly with his bowling arm, he always encourages novice bowlers in the finer points of bowling techniques.
During the week, the club has been hosting Mackay State High School students in a 12 week course as part of their grade 12 Sport and Recreation subject.
The Cattle Creek Shield was played last weekend with the club winning against North Mackay, Marian, and Sarina on the Saturday and playing Northern Beaches on Sunday in the final, with Northern Beaches winning.
Congratulations to Players from Mackay Club J Smith, G Collum, R Casey, T Mayfield, P Carter, C Marks, G Edmonds, N Wilson, D Wootton, P Molloy, B Robertson, R Blanchard, T Hollows, A Gibson, E Roberts, B Bridger.
Mackay Club Ladies are hosting Ladies District Champion of Champions Triples on September 14 and 15.
This weekend is Pratt Cup, facing Wests Tigers first up at Mackay City Bowls Club.
Teams for weekend:
Singles: Ross Dunstan.
Pairs: Steve Cassidy, Noel Wilson.
Fours: Bruce Bridger, Grant Edmonds, Antony Gibson, Col Marks.
Tuesday Afternoon Social Bowls welcomed Bryce and Heather from Bundaberg who joined local for a roll up.
Winners of Winners: Leanne Jenner, Barry Jenner, Peter Taaffe.
Winner of Losers: Alan Bartlett, Col Marks.
Thursday afternoon Scroungers saw 17 players with Grant Edmonds playing Peter Carter in the final and Grant coming out the eventual winner.
Friday Social saw winners Marie Mayfield and Gary Williamson.
Club Competition starts on Friday afternoon with Ladies 2 Bowl Triples and Consistency Singles.
E Clements, J Nelson, R Schatkowski v H Truscott, L Caban, W Pomeroy.
Dot McNamara v Carol Savage.
Men's Open Triples: S Makin, C Molloy, P Molloy v K Tranberg, D Wootton, N Wilson.
Sunday Afternoon Men's B Singles: B Williams v R Mroz, D Currey v R Bell
Contributed by Mike Irving