By Tony Allsop
North Mackay Bowls Club has had an excellent year, even though the Covid19 virus had the club closed for a few months. The club is now trading as the Gooseponds Sport and Recreation Club, ‘Goosies’ for short. This change was to bring the club into line with others, and to show it is more than just a bowling club. Amenities include dining, coffee lounge, two function rooms, one with a dance floor, a main bar area plus of course a large undercover bowling area of 16 rinks.
Situated on the bank of the Gooseponds where there are many geese, with at least one each year laying her eggs in the club grounds, the club’s change of name was quite appropriate.
The club held its inaugural ‘Goosies $10,000’ competition over the weekend of
21st and 22nd Nov, with clubs from Townsville to Sarina competing for $10,000 in prizemoney. Teams of four players, not necessarily from the same club, competed for 17 prizes. Almost all rinks were full for this competition. It was a huge success and will continue annually.
Winners: First place overall went to the team of Wally Kleidon, Barry Jackson, Steve Rodolfi and Wade Cranstone; second was L. Kinnear, S. Kinnear, G. Kinnear and R. Horsfall; third was Don Peet, Dave Peet, Barry Brown and Rick Dunn.
Images: Ian Morris and Tony Allsop