MOSSMAN’S BOWLS WIN

Home club takes hon­ours in the Su­gar Fes­ti­val

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Gizelle Ghidella

LIFE couldn’t get any sweeter for the Mossman Bowls Club after their home teams cleaned up at the an­nual Su­gar Fes­ti­val over the week­end.

Teams gath­ered from Cook­town, Ma­reeba, Dim­bu­lah, Ather­ton, Yungaburra, Ma­landa, Her­ber­ton, Raven­shoe and Cairns to play on the best green in the Far North.

Mossman Bowls men’s pres­i­dent Eric Smith said the com­pe­ti­tion was fan­tas­tic.

“It was played with great sports­man­ship and ri­valry,” he said.

“We had such a good and suc­cess­ful week­end and it was great to see every­body en­joy­ing them­selves”.

The Mossman men were on their game, tak­ing out the top four spots.

“In the past we haven’t done so well but in the men’s we’ve picked up quite a few bowlers in re­cent times and they’re com­ing along well and the strength of our bowling and our club has im­proved con­sid­er­ably,” Smith said.

Mossman Bowls Women’s pres­i­dent Ca­role Maxted said the whole fes­ti­val went re­ally well with 52 ladies at­tend­ing.

“I was very pleased with the way the day went and every­body seemed to en­joy it,” she said.

“My team ac­tu­ally won on Fri­day which was a nice sur­prise”.

The Clas­sic Fours in Mossman is one of the big­gest event for the men’s com­ing up on Oc­to­ber 14-15, with the to­tal prize money be­ing $6000.

The Mossman ladies are look­ing for­ward to the Bam­boo Fes­ti­val in Yungaburra on Septem­ber 5.

Thurs­day’s game of ladies graded pairs re­sulted in a win for Bar­bara May and Mar­garet Cooper over Jan­ice Brly­ack and Tr­ish Arnold. The fi­nal is to be played today (24th) be­tween Barb and Mar­garet against Christie Col­ley and Angie Flem­ing.

More than 50 ladies played in the Su­gar Fes­ti­val. The spi­ders were won by Mar­garet Cooper and A Phillips. The win­ning teams were - En­cour­age­ment Bev Zillfleisch, Car­men Bolton, B Lloyd and L O’Brien. Third place - Denise High­land, E Thomp­son and D Corn­wall. Sec­ond - Y Mile­viski, A Phillips, M John­son and J Knight. Win­ners - Ca­role Maxted, Tr­ish Arnold, A Thomas and G Cole. Spe­cial thanks to Barb, Greta K, Greta B and Elly Clif­ford for their help.

Men’s Jack­pot bowls on Satur­day 26th and Sun­day 27th is Handicap sin­gles with Eric Smith (-5) verses Ge­orge Wil­mot (+3).

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Mossman Bowlers on their way to a big win Mossman men took out the top four spots: Con­grat­u­la­tions to (L-R) Ge­orge Wil­mot, Neville Fletcher, Col Maxted and Bruce Lester

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