Big turnout for presidents at home
TEAMS came from all around the district for the Airlie Beach ladies presidents at home (P.A.H) day last week.
Bowlers from Mackay Northern Beaches, St Helen’s Suburban, Sarina, Bowen, Proserpine, Pioneer Valley and Marian visited for a great day of bowls.
Each club holds a P.A.H every year and everyone tries to attend at least one during the bowling season.
President Margo Stanley presided over the proceedings with members of the Mackay and district ladies bowls association taking pride of place with chairman Eric Bottle representing the board and David Dias representing the men’s club, with Margaret Heeney vice president.
The winners for the day were Sandy Doolan (Mackay City), Marie Welsh (Airlie) and Cindy Pratt (Marian) on 11/2 ahead of runners up Helen Flemming (North Mackay), Doreen Whitehouse (Airlie), Margaret Burke (Seaforth) and Bev Benson (North Mackay) 10/3.
On Wednesday the men’s club played triples and a pairs game with several visitors taking part in the games.
They were John Sladick, Dennis Spruce and Graeme Wallis.
The winners for the afternoon were Nick Fernbach and Ron Spence who defeated Peter Lawton and James Argo 29-13.
On the next rink Geoff Wark, Dom Sposato and Wally Gray defeated Eric Bottle, Keith Dunn and Dennis Spruce 20-15 and on rink five Ted Evans, Geoff Hoare and Jim Cairns defeated John Sladek, Keith Beetham and David Stock 24/ 11. On the last rink Graeme Wallis and Herb Secomb defeated John Fornasiero and Howard Moulang 25-10.
Les Thompson from the Airlie Bowls Club darts social games would love to welcome anyone who would like to give it a go at the club on Wednesday nights.
“Young or old, an old pro or just a hacker like me are all welcome to come along at 6.30pm every Wednesday night,” he said.
“It only costs $5 and they play a rotating doubles system, not a round robin where you can get knocked out the first round so you will be playing at least six to seven rounds and win if you can on a point system.’’
The winners of week four of the Business House Bowls competition were Charter Yachts Australia with 13 points.
They are first overall on 33, ahead of Whitsunday Escape 11points and Mitre 10.
On Sunday, July 7 the club welcomed visitors Ken Paulson from Port Macquarie, Lyn Boxer and Graham Wallis from Coltrane NSW and Denis and Marian Pye from Horsham, Victoria, who all played with club members for some interesting games and styles.