Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club

(L) to (R) President Deyonne Page presenting Dawn May with her WBNSW 10 Year Membership Certificate.


TUESDAY 12 January: First day back at bowls, here’s hoping virus wise our Bowling Year goes according to plan.

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A good turn up of bowlers, format for play was 2 games of 2 bowls Fours, 18 ends.

Prior to play, Club President Deyonne Page presented Dawn May her 10 year Membership Certificate from Womens Bowls NSW.

Lorraine Murphy, Jean Glover, Judy McGavock and Karen McPhie took an early, but small lead against Dot Dallas, Lynda Richards, Robyn Webster and Kayelene Pearson.

On the 6th end the score was 5 all, 9th end 7 all, 11th end 8 all.

By the 15th end, Kayelene’s team held a 2 shot lead, the next 3 ends belonged to Karen’s crew gaining 8 shots, winning 17 v 11.

Jan Coomer, Dawn Jones, Wendy Jones and Pat Baker were down by 6 shots on the 15 end (15 v 9) v Sheila Rattray, Judi Polak, Deyonne Page and Dale Winter.

History repeats itself, Pat’s team scoring 8 shots on the next 3 ends, claiming victory 17 v 15. Now for a lesson in “never give up”, Lyn Nightingale, Dawn May, Bette Saillard and Sandra Leisemann on the 10th end had a 16 shot lead against Sue Morris, Sheril Johnson, Christine Fossey and Robyn Beaumont, the score 19 v 3.

Over the next 8 ends Sandra’s team remained scoreless, finally going down by 6 shots 25 v 19. The winners on the day winning with the lowest margin were Jan, Dawn , Wendy and Pat.

Thursday 14th January: A game of Fours and a game of Triples, 12 ends. Sue Morris, Judi Polak, Lorraine Murphy had a convincing win against Helen O,Harae (new bowler), Sheril Johnson, Lynda Richards and Kayelene Pearson 19 v 5.

A close game against Sheila Rattray, Judy McGavock and Maynie Roberts 9 v Bev Dunn, Bette Saillard and Dot Dallas 7.

Coming events: 1 February, Lemon Tree Passage Fours Invitation Day.

February 4 Round 1 Club Championship Fours Competition.

Vale to past member of TGWBC Olive McKeown who sadly passed away on the 6 January, 2021. Olive joined our Club in September 2004 and transferred out in 2018 when she and her husband Ken moved to Karuah.

In 2011 Olive joined forces with Wendy Brand, Maureen Shelly and Jill McBride winning the Club Fours Championship and this team were Runners Up the following year.

In 2014 she bowled with Dennis Ashbridge, Robyn Webster and Ron Webster winning the Mixed Pairs.

She also represented our Club in numerous Pennant Teams and was a staunch supporter of TGWBC.

Olive is remembered by our Club members not only for her bowling skills but as a lady who really enjoyed life and brought great joy to all who knew her.

Our thoughts are with Ken and their family at this time, Olive will be forever in our memories.




Olive and Ken McKeown.

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