Stellar turnout for memorial play
MORE than two dozen bowlers attended the Buddy Holmes Memorial Day on Sunday at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club.
Players braved 15 ends in wet and windy conditions, and overall the winners of the perpetual trophy were Rick Williams, Mae Secomb and Tessie Walker, who defeated Margo Stanley, Flo O’Hanlon and Keith Beetham 25–12.
Peter Lawton, Joan Frank and Nelda Cowan finished third after ousting Jo Howes, Jill Spencer and Gus Ferliano 18–10.
Other results had Nik Fernbach, Patsy Black and Paul Osborne defeat Elaine Hadlow, Margaret Heeney and Connie Wilkinson 22–13 while Steve Tattam, Glad Newton and Col Howes knocked over Betty Nicol, Lane Telford and Ron Reimers 21–18.
In other news, on Saturday the men’s pennant teams enjoyed a great win over Mackay RSL in horrid conditions.
All three teams won their rinks, with Nathan Harriott, Kevin Jewell, Steve Roome and Col Howes winning 22–16 while Andy Bell, Bob McMahon, Rick Williams and Herb Secomb scored 44–10.
Man Isgro, Daryl Tuttle, Steve Tattam and Nik Fern- bach also saluted, winning 23–17.
Elsewhere this week Kevin Jewell defeated Dom Sposato 26–16 in their A-grade singles game while in Wednesday’s men’s jackpot play Peter Lawton and Wally Gray overcame Dom Sposato and Nik Fernbach 27–19.
Steve Tattam, Derek Brown and John Dadek also won, knocking over George Simmonds, Herb Secomb and Gus Ferliano 25–16.
The ladies’ rinks championship final also took place this weekend, where Elaine Hadlow, Jo Hoes, Lane Telford and Jill Spencer were crowned victorious over Margo Stanley, Regina Aqualina, Alison Holmes and Sandy Barille 19–13.
In Tuesday’s ladies play Lada Purdie, Elaine Kippen and Connie Wilkinson ousted Margaret Heeney, Tess Walker and Connie Wilkinson 36–19.
MEMORIAM: Patricia “Patsy” Black bowls in honour off her brother, Buddy Holmes.
Photo: Rory Sheavils