Thursday, September 28, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
In a gallant gathering of bowlers from across the district, the Annual Challenge Cup, formerly known as the Past Presidents Cup, took centre stage at the North Mackay Bowls Club. Twenty-two teams converged to mark the inaugural edition of this exciting event, and the day was filled with camaraderie and fierce competition.
The men's team emerged triumphant, led by the skilled hand of skipper Mick Walsh from the Mackay Club. On the ladies' front, it was Lidia McCarthy from the North Mackay Club who guided her team to a hard-fought second place.
The Marian Ladies team had lady luck on their side, earning the title of the day's lucky card.
After the intense matches came to a close, all participants were treated to afternoon tea, adding a sweet touch to the day's festivities. The Annual Challenge Cup will return next September, promising another round of thrilling bowls action.
The day also raised $500 for the Pink Bus initiative.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Social Bowls enthusiasts took to the greens on the 20th of September. The winning trio for the day consisted of Helen Fleming, Brenda Trannore, and Deb Mackenzie, while Cecelia Lee, Carmel Bell, and Lorraine Lemke secured the runners-up position, adding their names to the annals of bowler excellence.