Two-time winner a first for memorial
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
DYNAMIC DUO: Leo Taticek and Kit George with their trophy.