Kandanga Team Back row L-R: Doug Smith, John Westerlo, Tony Smilie, Mark Jabore & Sash Adkins Front Row L-R: Barry Andersen & Cameron Oster

Kandanga wins Dodt Cup

by bqmedia

While The Albert Bowls Club’s greens were under metres of water during the recent Gympie floods, the rinks were ready for the Dodt Cup played in July.

Forty-five years ago, three brothers Kevin, Brian and Merv Dodt from the Albert Club in Gympie, donated a perpetual trophy to be contested by clubs in the Gympie District: Albert, Kandanga, Pomona, Rainbow Beach, Kenilworth, Tin Can Bay, Gympie, Imbil, and in later years, Cooloola Coast.

The annual competition is played over a weekend, with Singles, Pairs and Fours. This year, 2022, Kandanga Club notched up their twentieth win over the 44 years, with Rainbow Beach the next nearest contestant on eight wins. Although the Dodt boys are no longer with us, the trophy is still keenly fought for.

The Kandanga side was happy to donate their winnings back to the Albert Club to assist them with restoring their Club facilities after the damage caused by floods earlier this year. However, the Dodt cup holds pride of place at Kandanga Country Club.

Contributed by Puddy Dan