Busy week for Airlie ladies bowlers
BOWLS: Ladies day on April 12 might have been seen as a dismal failure with only four ladies shaping up for a game – until you see how many ladies were involved in competitions on the same day.
In the competition games, the first round of fours, Di Dobbins, Jenny Ryder (substitute), Lane Telford and Elaine Hadlow overcame Louise Mahony, Connie Reimers, Dinah Reintals and Val Hadley 33-11.
In the first round of A singles Ladda Purdie overpowered Eileen Halliday 25-14, while in B singles Louise Mahony overwhelmed Heather James 26-15.
Elaine Kippen, Ladda Purdie and Betty Nicolle beat Louise Mahony, Dinah Reintals and Val Hadley 24-9 in the A triples.
On Wednesday men’s day 10 men played social bowls – one game of triples and one game of pairs.
Bruce Purdie teamed with Keith Dunn and John Sladek to beat Paul Osborne, Jim Cairns and John Ryan 17-14.
In the pairs game Nik Fernbach and Rick Galea trounced Steve Tattam and Domenico Sposato 36-19.
In the second round of the senior singles Rick Brunell beat David Dias 25-21.
Saturday hosted the usual Scroungers competition with Rick Galea, Elaine Kippen, Jenny Ryder, Fran Tweedie, Mark Hurst and Duncan Smith competing. Rick took out the prizemoney.
Also on Saturday Ladda Purdie beat Margo Stanley 25-21 in the second round of the ladies A singles.
Airlie Beach won Saturday’s men’s pennant round two at Mackay’s Northern Beaches Club 55-54.
Andrew Bell’s team won 17-15, Nathan Harriett’s team drew 18-all and Amando Isgro’s team lost 21-20.
Sunday had the competition ladies A singles round three, with Betty Nicolle beating Louise Mahony 25-23.
Competition ladies B pairs round one finished with Connie Reimers and Elaine Kippen beating Di Dobbins and Lane Telford 23-18.
In round one of the men’s pairs competition Wally Reintals and Rick Galea beat David Dias and Rick Brunell 24-23.
Ladies Day of Celebration
On March 22, the Airlie Beach lady bowlers held their annual PAH.
A special day in the calendar of ladies bowls, it is an annual birthday celebration of all ladies bowls clubs.
The Airlie Beach ladies formed the usual guard of honour when most of the players arrived by bus from Mackay and surrounding districts.
Snr vice-president Margaret Heeney welcomed 87 ladies, 77 of whom were players.
Morning tea was served on arrival, followed by 12 ends of bowls after which a delightful lunch was served.
Junior vice-president Lane Telford was MC for the day.
Lane asked Airlie club patron Thelma Porter to say grace then during the lunch district president of the MDLBA Heather Brown, from the Proserpine Bowls Club, gave an interesting address and congratulated the Airlie Beach ladies on a wonderful day.
IMPORTANT ROLL: Rick Brunell takes aim in the senior singles match.