Teams played in the Origin Pairs Event at the Roma Bowls Club to support the use of bowling arms for those with disabilities

Origin Pairs at Roma

by bqmedia on July 22, 2021

By David Bowden

The Origin Pairs fourth round was played at Roma Bowls Club during June. Four rounds of three bowls pairs saw some great games played with plenty of socialising between different local and visiting bowlers. The object was to promote the use of the bowling arm with bowlers with disabilities in South West Queensland. There is hope that some of the funds will go towards arranging for a Bowling Arm Coach from Bowls Queensland to come to Roma and conduct specialised sessions for the towns of Roma, Surat, Injune, Mitchell and Yuleba.

Winners were Johnnie Hammond and Robert Hammond, runners-up were Paula Connolly and Bob Coomber and third place went to Kylie Menear and Russell Todd. The Encouragement Award went to Katrina Cocks and Len Brumpton. A special mention was made on the day that two of Roma Club’s younger players were recently selected to represent Queensland: Johnnie Hammond in the U21 Team and Stella Palmer in the U18 Team. For further information please contact David Bowden, Roma Bowls Club on 0429 664 275.

L-R: Sofia Foukimoana (Origin), Johnnie Hammond, Roni McCorkle (Origin) & Robert Hammond