CRDWBA ladies salute their best

Around 100 ladies from across the Clarence District gathered at Red Rock-Corindi Bowling Club recently to enjoy each other’s company, and to celebrate the achievements of the winners of the District Championships and Pennant competition for 2021.

District President Denise McLachlan welcomed all, and in particular special guests, CRDWBA Patron, Shirley Drum, and Red Rock-Corindi Patron, Pat Kindred.

After a fabulous morning tea, out on the greens, it was fun but competitive bowls in teams comprising players from the various clubs. Such team compositions are always enjoyable as rare opportunities to play as team-mates with others who are usually compete against each other.

Then it was indoors to enjoy the delicious lunch provided. The wonderful hospitality of the merry band of Red Rock-Corindi ladies, led by President Andrea Rudd, and the friendly atmosphere of this club were appreciated by everyone.

Rink draws, raffles and money board prizes were then distributed, thanks to the generous donations from various clubs, members, and the District.

After this, President Denise got down to the main business of the awards.

Presentations were made as follows:

Singles: Carol Ritale (Yamba) winner & Judy Parkes (Maclean) runner-up;

Open Pairs: S Youlten/L Rae (Maclean) winners & K Mogler/M Gosper runners-up;

Senior Pairs: L Duncan/C Ritale (Yamba) winners & M King/C Nixon runners-up;

Mixed Pairs: P Ryan/R Ryan (Maclean) winners & R Moore/M Wood runners-up;

Triples: K Power/D Walsh/M Toovey (GDSWBC) winners & D Guy/A Rudd/Z Ferrington runners-up;

Open Fours: L Rae/R Pedrana/F Butcher-Stewart/C Causley (Maclean) winners & D Guy/P Stichbury/A Rudd/Z Ferrington runners-up;

Senior Fours: J Pugh/D Lawson/A Williams/B Murray (GRSWBC) winners & R Fletcher/P Conley/J Scadden/C Cole (Yamba) runners up.

Grade 3 Pennant: South Grafton – winners & Yamba – runners up;

Grade 4 Pennant: Yamba – winners & Maclean – runners up.

Winners of all championships will play off at Regionals at Urunga during the week starting Tuesday, June 29, while the Regional Pennant playoffs are at Cabarita on August 10 & 11.

On behalf of the entire membership, President Denise wished them good luck and assured them of everyone’s support in their quests to qualify to progress to the State level.



Wendy Ballantyne