Feathers fly in Hens v Roosters

Rosemary Heaten – New, Robyn Douglas, Tom Stillaway, Dell Chippindall.

It was again a busy week for the Gympie Bowls Club at Southside.

The perfect Anzac Day afternoon conditions saw the feathers fly in the annual Hens versus Roosters triples match. This rivalry goes back more than 50 years so both camps were keen to perform at their best. Over the years the honours have been shared fairly evenly and so it was on the day with the Roosters scoring a very narrow win.

It was a great day when people were able to catch up with old acquaintances and enjoy playing bowls in a spirit of friendly competition.

The proceeds of the day, including the raffle went towards supporting the excellent work of Legacy.

Last Thursday Gympie Men had a great day for bowling with calm, cool weather. Ray Fitzgerald and Bill Wheeler won their club championship pairs match against Glen Costin and Shane Browne. In general club play Geoff Green and Les Long won by the greatest margin against Graham Thomson and Fred Gruber. Ross Davies won the raffle.

Sunshine Ladies played on Friday and in the championship triples Rosemary Heaton – New, Pat Sibley and Ursula Cross defeated Pat Gottke, Pat Allen and Irene Thomson.

Next week will be another busy week for Gympie Bowls Club at Southside.

Monday morning is BINGO with a Lucky Door prize and raffle, with eyes down at 9.30am.

Monday afternoon cards start at 12.30pm with games of Canasta and 500. The cost is $5. For more information contact Sandra on 0427 320 347

On Monday evening members of the public are invited to try lawn bowls in a casual atmosphere (coaching provided). Arrive at 3.00pm for coaching and then a game or 3.30 pm to sign on and then a game. For more information contact John Allen 0438 836 185.

On Wednesdays from 9.00am Gympie Ladies take to the greens for social bowling. These are enjoyable and relaxing games with everyone welcome.

On Thursdays from 9.30am the men play Jackpot Pairs. Please have names in 30 minutes before play starts.

Friday mornings our Sunshine Ladies play competition and social bowls at 9.00 am. Names in 30 minutes before start of play please.

On Friday night the club is open for meals from 6.00pm. On offer is a delicious two course meal for only $15 a head (raffle included) with a rotation of set menus. Please book by Wednesday, preferably by emailing jhallen@live.com.au or texting 0438 836 185.

Remember the Bowls Club caters for Christmas parties, wakes, birthday parties, seminars, meetings and other functions. The number of satisfied people that return demonstrate the quality of the catering. To contact the club call 54821193 and leave a message or email gympiebowls@outlook.com