Mareeba Ladies’ singles
By Yvonne Vogler
Joy Dennis is the newly crowned 2022 Ladies’ Singles Champion. Joy and Enid Leonard, both bowls enthusiasts at Mareeba Bowls Club, played in the finals for the title on Saturday, March 5.
The knockout championship had seven ladies rivalling to hold the honour of being the ladies singles champion.
Round 1: Joy Dennis def Liz Plowman, Carmel Dezen def Sue Brady, Sue Steffensen def Katherine Wiltshire.
Round 2: Joy Dennis def Carmel Dezen, Enid Leonard def Sue Steffensen.
Joy and Enid played the final on the carpet green with a good group of onlookers willing on the rivals. Weather played a part in the game as it was very hot, with little breeze to contend with.
The competition was played with four bowls each with the winner first to 25.
Each player had to endure heat and the speed of the green. However, that didn’t deter the might of each player as they inched towards a result.
Neck-and-neck for most of the game, experience took over as Joy held her nerve and out-bowled her opposing player, Enid, to become the 2022 Ladies Singles Champion of the Mareeba Bowls Club, winning the game 25-18.
Mareeba Shire Council’s Cedric Davies Hub on Anzac Avenue Mareeba, which includes the Mareeba Bowls Club, has been a great new facility to hold both local and inter-club matches, with a grass green and a covered carpet green.
Well done to all those who played in the knockout round and congratulations to Joy (winner) and Enid (runner-up).