Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
On Wednesday and Thursday Proserpine hosted the MDLBA Champion of Champion Pairs.
The weather wasn't always kind but through the goodwill of all involved and the work done on the green in preparation, the event went through with only the one rain enforced stoppage.
Great bowls were played throughout the two days with each and every game being played with utter commitment to the task at hand.
Winners were the Airlie Beach team of Carol Crosbie and Betty Nicolle, backing up last year's win in this event, Runners Up were the Seaforth team of Thelma Barfield and Jean Blackburn.
On Sunday we welcomed visitors from Airlie Beach, St George's Basin, and Swan Hill.
John Burnett, Carol Smith and Heather Brown defeated Lee King, Philip Brown and Lindsay Flood 26 - 6; Arthur Griffith, Bruce Uhe and Neville Smith defeated Alen Sanderson, Peter Lawton and Sandy Daffara 24 - 21; Kayla, Martin Corr and Warren Mills defeated Juanita Matterson, Stacy Hadlow and John Matterson 15 - 9.
On Saturday Philip Brown (subbing for Isaac Elliott) and Andrew Bell played in the Champion of Champion Pairs at Marian.
Our boys led throughout the game to be passed in the last end being defeated by Seaforth 15 - 17.
Heather Brown will be playing in the Champion of Champion Singles being held at St Helens on Thursday and Friday this week.
This event was rescheduled from July 25 and 26 when we had the beginnings of the heavy rain. Let's hope that we get a reprieve from wet weather for a while.
Contributed with thanks to Heather Brown.