Thuringowa hosts NQ’s first arm bowlers tournament

by jgrey

As the popularity of arm bowling continues to rise across the state, so does the demand for arm bowling competitions and tournaments, to satisfy the appetite for competitive bowls Thuringowa Bowls Club hosted North Queensland’s first arm bowling tournament on March, 13.

One of the tournament’s organisers Wayne Erikson said the initial event had been successful with a total of ten teams participating, the eventual winners were the Charters Towers pairing of Tom O’Brien and Ken Peace.

“We wanted to start the NQ’s version of the Maroon Arm Bowlers Association (MABA) and they have been incredibly receptive to the idea which has been good,” Erikson said.

“It’s been unfortunate that the Coronavirus has put a halt on our future plans at the moment, but we’ve had a lot of interest so far and our intention is to continue to grow this locally at a later date.”

Erikson says that he hopes more teams will be willing to participate after the pandemic has passed.