Bowlers fo­cus on fun times

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Sport - Tari Jef­fers

MAN­JIMUP’S bowls com­mu­nity started its sea­son in per­fect weather on Sun­day.

The Man­jimup Bowls Club held its sea­son opener, the Bal­bar­rup Farms mixed com­pe­ti­tion at the Man­jimup Coun­try Club at the week­end, with men and women tak­ing part as a way to wel­come in the sea­son.

The club is un­der­go­ing some changes, as it wel­comes a more so­cial in­volve­ment and is im­ple­ment­ing a change to the uni­form. Men’s pres­i­dent Paul Wood said so­cial bowls on Fri­day nights would be a way for peo­ple to play with­out the ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity of com­pe­ti­tion against other clubs.

“As a so­cial mem­ber, the only thing you can’t do is par­tic­i­pate in club championships,” he said.

“The so­cial bowls nights are for all ages, both men and women and we can help pro­vide bowls – all peo­ple need are flat shoes.”

The bowls sea­son is held from October through to next May.

“In ad­di­tion to so­cial bowls, we also have men and ladies’ com­pe­ti­tion,” women’s pres­i­dent Deb Ham­mer said.

“Ladies are on Thurs­days for a 5pm arrival for a 5.30pm start.”

Wood and Ham­mer both said the club was look­ing for new mem­bers, of all ages, to get in­volved with the sport and the club. Call Ham­mer on 0419 905 075 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Women’s pres­i­dent Deb Ham­mer and men's pres­i­dent Paul Wood make the tra­di­tional first bowl of the sea­son.

Event spon­sor Mur­ray Ed­wards with Man­jimup Bowls Club men's pres­i­dent Paul Wood and woman’s pres­i­dent Deb Ham­mer.

Per­fect play­ing con­di­tions for the first day of the bowls sea­son.

Mike Cully at the so­cial bowls day at the week­end.

Michael Christofis has his first bowl of the sea­son on Sun­day.

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