Two-time win­ner a first for memo­rial

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

IN­DOOR BOWLS: Leo Tat­icek has be­come the first Gayn­dah in­door bowler to win the Norm John­son Memo­rial Shield twice.

Tat­icek and play­ing part­ner Kit Ge­orge won the shield com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end.

Tat­icek and Ge­orge were able to beat out run­ners up Dawn Bramer and Dawn Sul­li­van.

Beryl Palmer came ag­o­nis­ingly close to win­ning her first Norm John­son Memo­rial Shield.

“I had the game won and I did a silly shot that gave it away,” Palmer said.

“I’ll never for­give my­self for that.”

The shield is to honour the mem­ory of Norm John­son, a past player.

“Norm was a long time mem­ber and when he passed away they de­cided to have a shield made up,” Palmer said.

“The win­ner’s name goes on the shield ev­ery year, and un­til this year no one has had their name on there twice.”

Un­for­tu­nately none of Norm’s fam­ily were able to at­tend the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We en­joy com­pe­ti­tion and it was very close the other day, that’s the only shield like that which we play for,” Palmer said.

The Norm John­son Memo­rial Shield is the only one Palmer has yet to win.

“Not that one no, this was the clos­est I have come to win­ning it,” Palmer said.

The Gayn­dah in­door bowls club is al­ways look­ing for more play­ers to get in­volved with a mix of games over the course of a month.

“Two nights of the month we play so­cial games and then the other two nights of the month we play for a tro­phy,” Palmer said.

“You get a cup of tea and it’s only $5 to play for the night, we also have a small raf­fle for a choco­late bar or a drink.

“It’s one of the more af­ford­able clubs to be in.”

Games are played ev­ery Thurs­day at the Gayn­dah RSL Sub Branch Hall from 7.30pm, with play­ers ar­riv­ing from 7.15pm.

“We will also have an­other Satur­day com­pe­ti­tion com­ing up soon but as yet I don’t have the de­tails,” Palmer said.

The most re­cent Thurs­day night so­cial game was won by Gary Tay­lor on 188 points, beat­ing out Tat­icek who scored 180 points.

Maria Hunt wasn’t too far be­hind post­ing a to­tal score of 164.

❝ Norm was a long time mem­ber and when he passed away they de­cided to have a shield made up. — Beryl Palmer

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DY­NAMIC DUO: Leo Tat­icek and Kit Ge­orge with their tro­phy.

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