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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Airlie Beach Bowls Update

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CAN YOU believe that Christmas has been and gone and all the pots have been put away because New Year’s Eve is over and we are into 2024.

This is going to be a fabulous year and all the members of our little club at ABBC would like to wish everyone a sensational year ahead.

We were still playing bowls over the holiday period and it was Bobby Spees who shone like a high beam at night time with a masterful display of accuracy and precision, firstly with Mark Mawson teaming up to beat all on comers and, secondly, with the back to best form Rick Galea with an outstanding victory.

Last Wednesday, it was Russell Jackson who was devastating and proved how his title of best deaf bowler in Queensland was no fluke, with an outstanding performance with Mark Mawson.

He completely overwhelmed the opposition with Mae and Herb Secomb, our oldest bowlers, watching the proceedings, overjoyed with the improvement and standard of our bowlers.

Sunday afternoon saw another big role up with 22 bowlers competing for the prizes on offer.

Whilst Liz MCManus won the prestigious Health Hub award, it was an excellent performance – a team victory – ably led by Betty Nicole at skipper who, time after time, turned a deficit into a huge plus with subtle movement of the jack to propel her team of Arthur McManus at lead in outstanding form.

Meanwhile, the lovely Jill Spencer showed everyone that she’s performing as good as ever with a 30-9 match winning performance.

We will continue with bowling only on Wednesday and Sunday until school starts up again.

We have an Australia Day big game being organised by Margo Stanley on Friday, January 26, and names should be in soon.

Karen Jensen, our vice chairperson, is returning soon to her family on the Sunshine Coast and she’s irreplaceable and, whilst we will still have the illustrious Fioner Greener, the place just won’t be the same.

Our photo this week is of Mae and Herb Secombe, who visited the club on Wednesday to watch their daughter Mandy and son-in-law Phil take up where they left off.

Great bowling to all.

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