Cold Rock bowlers cream of the crop
BOWLS: Tuesday was ladies’ day and they were lucky the glorious Whitsunday weather had returned for the Ladies’ Presidents At Home day, held at Airlie Beach every year.
Visitors from South Suburban, Wangaratta, North Mackay, Northern Beaches, Pioneer, Sea Forth, St Helens, Mackay, Mackay City and Marian bowls clubs joined with our local ladies from Airlie Beach Bowls Club for a friendly game of bowls and lunch.
In all, 84 people turned out at the club, with 70 bowling.
Men’s day on Wednesday did not have quite as many bowlers but did manage enough for two games of triples.
Rick Galea, John Sladek and skip Steve Tattam had a good win on 27, beating Rick Galea (double lead), John Ryan and skip Peter Lawton on 14.
Herb Secomb as a lead with Rick Brunell and skip Nik Fernbach overpowered lead Paul Osborne, Jim Cairns and skip Eric Bottle, winning 27 to 17.
The club also had a new member, Dan McLeod, enjoy- ing a roll-up with his mother Debra.
Wednesday night Business House Bowls had a full complement of players, even though only two teams were fighting for the trophy.
The contenders were Cold Rock and Bendigo Community Bank, with Cold Rock prevailing and earning them the shield to proudly hang in their shop.
Bare Foot Bowls was not run on Friday, the club being taken over for a Bald Eagles Football Club function.
The Easter Sunday roll-up of bowlers was not great but enough for two games of triples.
The winners of the money were Rick Galea, Rick Brinell and Steve Tattam (26) against Rick Galea (double lead), Henry Tattam and Jenny Ryder (17).
The second triples team of Connie Reamers, Neola Whitehouse and Jill Spencer (19) narrowly beat Bruce Purdue, Paul Osborne and Nick Finback (16).
BUSINESS BOWLERS: The Cold Rock team of Gary Russel, Ron Reamers, Maureen Barnard and Cathy Russel claimed the Series 19 Business House Bowls crown.