Gladys Mackay sends a bowl down the North Rockhampton rink during the Christmas Fours last weekend.
Gladys Mackay sends a bowl down the North Rockhampton rink during the Christmas Fours last weekend. ALLAN REINIKKA

Enthusiastic bowlers crowd greens

THERE were no big prizes up for grabs, it wasn’t that sort of occasion, but nevertheless the greens were full at the North Rockhampton Bowls Club on Sunday.

Newly elected club president Paul Cook said so many bowlers turned up for the end-of-year competition it forced organisers into quickly reorganising the event.

Due to the large numbers the club’s Christmas Breakfast Triples was changed to a four’s event, but that did not alter one important thing – everybody had fun.

“It was excellent, the greens were full,” Cook said.

“Afterwards we had trophy presentations.”

As for the lawn bowls played on the day, the results mattered little.

“To make it even we drew the winning skip, second etcetera,” the new president said.

“Anyone could have been a winner.

“It was a good way to finish a year.”

Retiring president Doug Simpson was among the bowlers competing and Cook said he hoped the success of the event was a sign of another good year for the club in 2010.

“We have excellent men’s and women’s committee’s,” he said.

“As for competition, I think we will be even stronger.”



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