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Grafton squad take Yamba ‘Blue Pacific Versatility Fours’

Grafton squad take Yamba ‘Blue Pacific Versatility Fours’

Inaugural winners of the Yamba Women’s Bowling Club’s Blue Pacific Versatility Fours were Debbie Walsh’s team from Grafton District Services.

In brilliant sunshine, 80 ladies from Cabarita to Park Beach bowling clubs converged on Yamba on Monday June 6 for this new venture for YWBC, which proved very popular.

Debbie and her team of Kaylene Power, Carol Johnson and Karen Napper were the only ones to win all five rounds: singles, triples, two lots of pairs and fours.

Finishing very close behind on four wins and a draw was the composite team from Yamba and Maclean, of Jane Madden, Sandra Youlten, Monica Parker and Marianne Jenner.

Then, in finishing order were Maree Grant’s team from Ballina; Margaret Gosper’s composite Iluka/Maclean team; and from Cabarita, Sue Goode’s team.

The finishing positions announced on the day have been adjusted. It was revealed following the presentations that the team who originally finished third had inadvertently filled out their scorecard under the wrong team numbers, which meant they finished out of the major prizes. Further, the team they played finished first not second. So, the adjustment to positions as outlined above, has been made.

Also going home with the fifth-round winner’s prize was Jan Weeks’ team from Wooli.

Overall, some terrific bowls were played, and ultimately the scores way down through the list were very close.

Rounding out a most enjoyable day was a delicious buffet lunch, along with raffles and 100 club draws.

President Bev especially expressed gratitude to major sponsor, Yamba Bowlo, as well to MacDonalds Yamba, Coulter Family Fishing, and Palm Lake for their support, and to those who generously donated the lovely array of raffle prizes.

It was a big effort by the hard-working small band at YWBC, and special thanks go to our menfolk – Bob, Dave & Maz – as well as to Graham and his staff for the marvellous greens which so many commented upon.

Officials were generally satisfied with the move from conventional fours to versatility, and positive feedback has already been received, with requests that it become an ongoing format. It will be assessed in the near future.

The next women’s tournament at Yamba will be the Blue Pacific Pairs, to be held on Monday August 15.

Wendy Ballantyne

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