NQ arm bowlers help celebrate 75 years of bowls

by bqmedia

By Wayne Erikson

Eighteen teams of men and women took part in South Townsville’s 75th anniversary week of bowls in October. Players from Ipswich, Hervey Bay, Emerald and Mackay arrived at South Townsville BC to take on players from local clubs Thuringowa, Suburban and South Townsville.

The playing format of three games of 15 ends and three bowls, four bowls and 242 challenged many of the players. By the end of the day, using a scoring system of wins, ends then margins we had several close finishing teams, with prize money down to fifth place. A very successful day was had by all.

Winners on the day were Kerry Martin and Ron Jepson (first), Geoff Garner and Harry Poole (second), Glen Shimeld and Les Brice (third), Betty Rowe and Alan Brown (fourth) and Alan Wynne and Bill Pierce.

A big thanks goes out to Di and Ron Jepson for donating badges for the winners and Kevin Giesshan from KJ Steel, Phil from the Siganto Family trust and the South Townsville Bowls Club for sponsoring the cash prizes.


L-R: Wayne Erikson, Kerry Martin (winner), Ron Jepson (winner) & Gary Costigan