Mixed triples goes ahead af­ter storm

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

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