In the last 10 days Tea Gardens Bowling Club has had the pleasure of hosting two visiting Bowling Clubs.
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The Belmont “Sporties” Travelling Bowlers were first to arrive and enjoy the Tea Gardens hospitality and our wonderful bowling facilities.
Tea Gardens competed with them for the Carolyn Heaney Memorial Trophy, a beautiful award to honour Carolyn who had been an avid supporter and player for Belmont in years past.
A tally of the cards saw Tea Gardens take the trophy for the first time edging out Belmont 83 to 74.
The individual winners on +11 were; Jean Glover, Kevin Barbie and Barry Goode.
Belmont President, Bruce Gill presented the trophy to Frank Dunn on behalf of Tea Gardens.
On Friday 20 September, the Lake Cathie bowlers arrived and participated in a Pairs competition with Tea Gardens.
Bowls was the winner on the day and although no scores were announced about 50 players enjoyed the contest.
If my experience is anything to go by, Lake Cathie gave us a bit of a “touch-up”.
The scheduled “Kneelers” v “Grippers” contest was moved to Saturday 21 September and it was pleasing to see the Lake Cathie contingent stay over and compete.
The competition was set up to support the “Start in Life Foundation” to provide funds to meet the needs of disadvantaged school children in our area.
The Fund provides necessary text books, uniforms and other necessities for children needing assistance to stay at school and receive an education to set them up in life.
The day raised $1,030 from the bowlers and the Tea Gardens Country Club added another $500 in support.
It is a matter of record that the “Grippers” won the trophy (again).
The individual winners on the day were; John Young, Terry Munright and Ross Barry.
The all –girl team of Jeannette Emmett, Lynda Richards and Deyonne Page were a close second.
There was no bowls last Wednesday, due to the weather, and the greens received a drenching following 150 mm of rain in the Tuesday/ Wednesday period.
Greenkeeper, Steve Green, is to be congratulated for his efforts in bringing the grass green back to an enjoyable speed for the Friday and Saturday events.
In other news;
Entries are being received now for the prestigious Palm Lake Mixed Pairs will take place over the weekend of 19 and 20 October with the format being 5 games of 12 ends.
This is a “money” tournament and should attract a good field.
Bowlers are reminded to support the annual “Oncology Day” to be held on Friday 18 October.
By The JAFFA