Masters bowl over their op­po­si­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

COM­PETI­TORS were bowled over at the Alice Spring Masters Games by Gayn­dah ten­pin stars Ric and Tanya Vanoosten.

The duo each won 12 ten­pin bowl­ing medals at the masters, held late last month.

Known as the Friendly Games, the Masters Games are held ev­ery two years and draws Aus­tralian ath­letes over 35 to com­pete in a range of sports.

Ric won four gold medals, five sil­ver medals and three bronze medals.

He was out­done only by his wife, Tanya, who won six gold medals, three sil­ver medals and three bronze medals.

And the three-day jour­ney to Alice Springs is noth­ing new for the duo af­ter win­ning eight medals each at the 2010 games.

“We will be go­ing back in 2014 to de­fend our gold ti­tle in the Re­stricted Masters,” Tanya said.

“We drive to Bundy ev­ery three weeks to bowl and get prac­tice.

“Any spon­sor­ship to­wards the costs would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

TEN­PIN CHAMP: Tanya Vanoosten holds up the medals won at the Alice Springs Masters Games.

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