Busy week for Air­lie ladies bowlers

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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.

Photo: Rory Sheav­ils

IM­POR­TANT ROLL: Rick Brunell takes aim in the se­nior sin­gles match.

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