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THE Pratt Cup team had a great week­end. The team in­cluded Michael Kin­n­ear, Shane Spann, Gra­hame Kin­n­ear, Wayne Han­d­ley, Brian Pearce, Scott Kin­n­ear and Barry Saroglia, who de­feated Air­lie Beach 3/0 in the first match on Satur­day morn­ing, and went on to de­feat North­ern Beaches 3/0 in their sec­ond match. It was a great ef­fort, as they also won the fours on Sun­day morn­ing, in their match against Sub­ur­ban.

They were how­ever de­feated by 3 in the pairs and then lost again in the sin­gles.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, the fi­nal of the B pairs was played. Ted Cullen and Steve Lawrie got off to a fly­ing start be­fore Matthew Camm and Dale Haack started claw­ing their way back into the game. At the 19th end the scores were 21 all. Camm and Haack went on to de­feat Cullen and Lawrie 23-22 in an absolutely won­der­ful game of bowls.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon four­teen play­ers en­joyed a game of so­cial bowls. John Hen­der­son and Heather Brown de­feated Janet Mortimer and Barry Zill­mann 25-14. Jeanette Cal­way, Pam Selmes and Kevin Thoro­good de­feated Fran Porter, Philip Brown and Joy Jef­fries 23-18 and Arthur Wil­liams, Flo O’Han­lon and Dot Hin­schen de­feated John Lah­ney, Jo Peasley and Gail Camm 27-13. There was no Sun­day tro­phy drawn.

Next week­end, Proser­pine Bowls Club is host­ing the Mackay Dis­trict Men’s Triples Cham­pion of Cham­pion event. Win­ning teams from each of the clubs in the Mackay dis­trict will be com­pet­ing for the ti­tle of Cham­pion of Cham­pion. There should be some great bowls played through­out the week­end in a knock­out for­mat. We wish our cham­pion team of Dean Love­lock, Scott Kin­n­ear and Ben Cutrone, all the best in this con­test. Round games are played on Satur­day with the semi-fi­nals played on Sun­day morn­ing and the fi­nals on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

So­cial bowls will also be avail­able on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The state de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer from Bowls QLD, Tim Blake, is vis­it­ing the club on Satur­day, Septem­ber 21 at 10.30am. Blake will be vis­it­ing the clubs in the dis­trict over that week. Any in­ter­ested mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend.

The AGM of the men’s club is on Sun­day, Septem­ber 22 at 10am. All mem­bers are asked to at­tend.

The next com­mit­tee meet­ing is Mon­day, Septem­ber 16 at 7pm.


Pres­i­dent Ma­ree Daf­fara, and mem­bers cel­e­brated the club’s 72nd year at last week’s Pres­i­dents At Home day.

Weather made con­di­tions tough early in the morn­ing but the rain held off so the games con­tin­ued with vis­i­tors from all the clubs in the Mackay dis­trict join­ing in the cel­e­bra­tions.

Win­ners were de­ter­mined by lucky cards, where Mar­garet Mullins (St He­lens), Joyce Pat­ullo, An­nette Hansen (City) and Dot Hin­schen won with a score of 23-6. Sec­ond prize went to Mary Nor­gate (Pi­o­neer Val­ley), Mar­garet Heeney (Air­lie Beach), Flo O’Han­lon and Sue Hunter (North­ern Beaches) with a score of 17-14.

Prizes do­nated by Joan McGrath were won by Lil­lian Har­ris, Joy Jef­fries, Dot Hin­schen and An­nette Hansen and the spi­ders do­nated by Fran Porter and Dot Hin­schen were all en­joyed by their six win­ners.

Many thanks to all who helped in mak­ing the day such a suc­cess. It was an­other case of many hands con­tribut­ing to a suc­cess­ful event.

Pa­troness and life mem­ber Flo O’Han­lon is host­ing an af­ter­noon of bowls for all on Wed­nes­day, 18 Septem­ber.

The high per­for­mance coach at Bowls Queens­land, Bill Cornehls will be con­duct­ing a coach­ing clinic at the club to­day and those who have put their names in to at­tend are all look­ing for­ward ben­e­fit­ting from his ex­per­tise. This clinic will run from 8.30am-2.30pm. Par­tic­i­pants are re­minded to bring their own lunch.

BIG BOYS: Matthew Camm went up against Ted Cullen in the men's B grade fi­nals at Proser­pine Bowls Club on Satur­day.

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