Big turnout for pres­i­dents at home

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

AIR­LIE BOWLS

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.

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