Arm Bowlers return to Dalby

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Dalby Bowls Club played host to the second Arm Bowlers games “west of the divide” in June and the event was blessed with sunshine, friendship and great bowls.

 By Juliana McGahan

Dalby Bowls Club played host to the second Arm Bowlers games “west of the divide” in June and the event was blessed with sunshine, friendship and great bowls. 
The games were once again set up to accept one non-arm bowler as lead and there were nine amongst the 60 players this year. 
Now that extended ‘arms’ have come of age with the help of the BQ State Games held in April, there is more acceptance for those who would otherwise no longer be playing the game they love. 
The Dalby Games is set to become an annual event which includes players from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Roma and Taroom where players can meet up with last year’s friends and make new ones again this year. 
All players were looking forward to a share of the $1,290 prize money on offer and although the weather was kind, the quality of play was fierce. 
Prizes were shared between visitors and locals, with local team Gordon and Wendy Usher together with Tom Kelly to take first place honours.
Second place went to Roger Goodridge, Ron Schofield and Steve Feeney and no one was more surprised than Dalby team Lindsey and Josie Halling together with Robyn Hughes when they took out third place for the day. 
Lindsey’s team was a quick substitute and with Josie a new ‘arm’ user, they were just there for the ride and the experience. Fourth prize went to Mick Cherry’s team from North Toowoomba. 
 Many thanks to our sponsors and the players who travelled long distances to enjoy the hospitality of Dalby.