Pop­u­lar bowls pres­i­dent hon­oured

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

BOWLS: When Monto Bowls Club’s Ladies Pres­i­dents Day was can­celled last Sun­day be­cause of wet weather, ladies pres­i­dent Bron­wyn Tor­rens worked hard to re-or­gan­ise it.

Less than a week later, on Thurs­day, the event had a big­ger turnout than was ex­pected be­fore it was post-poned.

Tor­rens said she spent most of the pre­vi­ous Fri­day on the tele­phone with the other clubs.

“It was pretty good, most peo­ple were oblig­ing. Ac­tu­ally I think we got more play­ers than if we’d had it last Sun­day,” she said.

“The sup­port on my pres­i­dent’s day is over­whelm­ing, I roped in ev­ery avail­able per­son and I very much ap­pre­ci­ate them all com­ing.”

Friends of the club came from Biloela, Glad­stone, Mt Lar­com and be­yond for a friendly game of bowls.

Where the orig­i­nal date of April 2 saw roads closed and the greens vir­tu­ally un­der­wa­ter, by Thurs­day April 6, the sun had the club’s green lawns un­der blue skies.

Greens di­rec­tor Keith Roth said they thought the event would have to be can­celled for much longer.

“It’s so re­ward­ing to see the hall full, the greens look­ing good and ev­ery­body en­joy­ing them­selves,” he said.

“We ended up with six inches of rain and in our wisdom we thought we should can­cel the day be­cause we thought so many couldn’t make it.”

Roth thanked the ladies in the kitchen for their ded­i­ca­tion in feed­ing such a big turn-out.

He also thanked the green keeper for all his hard work keep­ing the greens healthy.

Suellen Tap­pen­den from Port Cur­tis said she loved com­ing to the Monto Bowls Club.

“It’s great to see a full green, so ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­one com­ing out for Bron­nie’s day,” she said.

Rus­sel Larsen from Monto won the Ladies District Fundraiser held in con­junc­tion with the event.

SPOT ON: Play­ers came from all around to Monto Bowls Club for Pres­i­dent's Day. PHO­TOS: JACK LAWRIE

Pres­i­dent Bron Tor­rens had a great day at the event.

Jack Muller ne­go­ti­at­ing a bowl.

Suellen Tap­pen­den praised the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the event.

Bron Tor­rens bowl­ing.

Reg Hamp­son's open­ing roll.

Carol Da­ley from Biloela Bowls Club.

Doug O'Sul­li­van has been com­mit­ting to bowls.

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