Mixed triples goes ahead after storm
BOWLS: While some players were unable to make it to the Gayndah Bowls Club for the mixed triples competition, the bowls community still came together to turn it into a great weekend, club coach Ashley Harris said.
“Over the weekend we have had some teams unfortunately have to pull out because of the cyclone and the floods that came with it,” Harris said.
“We got players and members from other clubs right up until the last day who were more than happy to help and fill in where needed, it been an absolute effort.”
Players from Miriam Vale, Maryborough and other surrounding areas came in to Gayndah and helped support the weekend event.
“In my team we had a lady come in from Tansey and another local who both played really well all weekend.”
Harris’ team ended up winning the weekend-long competition and took home more than $600 in prize money.
“Everyone had a great weekend which ran really well, thank goodness for that,” Harris said.
“We weren’t sure on Thursday night if the event was going to go ahead at all.”
Despite the damaging rains the greens weren’t adversely affected.
“Amazingly enough it wasn’t too bad at all,” Harris said.
“The green was in great condition after the rainfall we had, which is a testament to the ground keeper and the quality of our green,” Harris said.
With the mixed triples weekend done and dusted, all eyes turn to future tournaments.
“Next in Gayndah we have the men’s pairs which is coming up in August,” Harris said.
“And next weekend we are going down to Dalby to play bowls.”
Harris said it was the strength of the bowls community that kept the weekend alive.
❝ Everyone had a great weekend which ran really well, thank goodness for that. — Ashley Harris
BOWLS PATRIARCH: Rick Bellert competing at the weekend. PHOTOS: ADAM MCCLEERY
Barry Blonfield at the Gayndah Bowls Club.
Terry Ferris lets the bowl roll.
Players from all around the region took part.
Some helpful tips from opposing players.
Players enjoy being social while competing.
Blessed with great sunshine.
Kurt Ferris and Gary Taylor sharing a chat.