Roach team wins bowls day
LAWN BOWLS: David Roach was taken by surprise when he found out his team had won the Gin Gin bowls day at Mundubbera Bows Club on October 29.
“It was a great feeling because we were up against strong competition,” Roach said.
“Having other teams we knew were pretty good, we had to overcome some tough barriers,” he said.
“When it was all over, we didn’t have a clue how we were running until they made the announcement, so it was really good.”
Roach said he had played bowls in Mundubbera for more than 10 years.
“I like the competition, the friendly competition, without playing for a sheep station or anything like that,” he said.
“I like the competition and the social part of the game, where you can have a laugh and a joke.
“You might not see people for four or five months as they are busy doing the bowls circuit.
“It’s just fellowship, the friendliness and the competition.”
Mundubbera Bowls Club president Selina Druery said the Gin Gin day was one of the best turnouts she had seen at the club.
“Gin Gin brought 15 players with them, we had 19, so we matched them with that,” Druery said.
“It’s not often we can outdo another club, but we did it.
“It’s very good for the club, as it keeps the club ticking over.
“We make a bit of money to keep the club open, we need days like this to keep the club going.”
She said overall it had been a good day.
“The turnout was really great,” she said.
“Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.
“I think everybody would like to come back again, so we’ll see what happens.”
SURPRISE VICTORY: David Roach gets ready to bowl at the Gin Gin bowls day in Mundubbera.
Noppie Roach bowls.
Byron Lee takes a bowl.
Noel Thompson takes a bowl.
The Gin Gin bowls day in Mundubbera.
Barbara Stevens takes a bowl.
Tim Flanders bowls his ball.
Mundubbera had the home-ground advantage against Gin Gin.