Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Wangaratta Bowls News

There has been a lot happening this week in the world of bowls at Wangaratta.  

On Tuesday winners were Bron Tolcher, Bruce Thomson, Brian Cassick and John Middleton whi defeated Keith Collins, Ann Kayser, Jo Paynting and June Walsh. Runners Up were Roger Mumby, Brian Bellingham and Terrie Crozier who defeated Alan Pearson, Jan Dawson and Terry Nash. The jackpot didn’t go off.

Then on Thursday, Men’s President and Green Keeper Mark hosted his special afternoon sponsored by Queens Beach Tourist Village with a full green. Thanks also to Le Sorelle and Arabon Seafoods who gave a donation.

Winners for the afternoon were Gary, Denise, Wallace, Glen and Linda Smith who defeated Bruce, John, Lauire and Sugar Brunker. Runners Up were V Richie, K S/Collins, B Russo and P Donoghue who defeated T Roach, H Donoghue, L Danvers and J Paynting.  

Winners for our Fun Friday afternoon were J Dawson and P Donoghue who defeated J Breakwell and A Vigar. K S/Collins and M Nesbitt defeated B Jackson and M Hyde, M McKezie, M Mead and J Middleton defeated R Dunell, H Donoghue and O Watson, C Cassidy, L S/Collins and C Taylor defeated L Knight, J Velden and K Baxter, Tracy, Ken and Karon defeated Robyn, Chris and Jim. Resting touchers went to Ken M, Robyn, M Nesbitt, and J Dawson. The jackpot didn’t go off.

Sunday winners came out on Rink 8. They were C Cassidy, M Loughhead, N Barlee and V Palmer who defeated C Bellingham, M Middleton, K Aykens and K Moriarty. Runners Up K Baxter, L Knight, I Wheeler, R Hyde who defeated P Breakwell, L Palmer, G Harvey and A Rolfe. The jackpot went off in the game between A Kayser, D Harris, T Crozier and F Wilman who defeated M Nesbitt, H Donoghue, P Madden and Pat Tracey.

Although not winning, our ladies put on a stirling performance at the District Champion of Champions at Alligator Creek on the week. Fely Duncan and Robyn Stitt were runners up in the A pairs. The winners being Noorla players Carla Pizzi and Carmen Mugica.  Penny Warren was defeated narrowly by Carmen Mugica in the A Singles. Teresa Willshire played B Singles with 2 wins which will continue for a result in 2 weeks. Well done ladies representing the club.

We are playing for the Pat and Neil Tracey trophy this Sunday with self-selected triples which I am sure will be a great afternoon.                                                                     Contributed with thanks to Penny Warren.

Winners of the Men's Presidents Day:  Gary, Denise, Glen, Linda with President Mak Drummond

Runners Up District Champion of Champion A Pairs: Robyn Stitt, Fely Duncan. Photos supplied

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