Mosman takes out 2018 Versatility
It was a happy day at St Ives for the running of the end-of-year inter-club Versatility event. Players from 11 of the District’s 15 clubs plus a “district friendship” side competed, adorned as usual with “a touch of purple”. The blustery wind couldn’t dampen the spirits of the players, and at the end of the day the Mosman side emerged as clear winners, being the only side to win all four games, and were presented with the perpetual trophy donated many years ago by a former Lower North Shore president Joan Hodge. The Lindfield Rollers, complete with plaits, were runners-up with 3 wins and a draw. Participants were impressed with the enthusiasm shown for the sport by new bowler Nora Xu of North Sydney, who was presented with a “surprise gift” by District President Julie Hayden.
Midori wins Silver & Bronze at Asian Champs
Congratulations to Midori Matsuoka (Neutral Bay) on her outstanding performance at the 13th Asia Lawn Bowls Championships held in China. Midori, who was representing Japan, won silver in the Singles and bronze in the Pairs with her partner Keiko, from Taren Point.
ASQUITH BOWLER WINS ROOKIE SINGLES
Karen Price from Asquith was the very excited winner of the Regional Rookies competition. The final was played at Newport Beach BC in rather unpleasant conditions. However, despite the weather, there was some great bowling in both the semi-finals and finals. Karen defeated Ann Carolan from Pittwater 25 – 21 in the Final.
ANITA LINDEN TROPHY CLAIMED BY REGION 16
On a cold, wintery day with a biting wind (but, at least, no rain) 32 players from each of our Region 15 and neighbouring Region 16 took to the greens at Warrawee BC for the annual Anita Linden Trophy contest. Region 15 has held this trophy for the past few years and, after the morning game, had a lead on the master scoreboard, 119-97. But after lunch, as the temperature plummeted, so too did our performance on the green, and Region 16 sailed past us to claim the trophy 218-206. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed day of great friendship with bowlers from across the northern half of Sydney. Warrawee catered beautifully for the occasion, and District officials and spectators persevered on the sidelines with the help of jackets, beanies and rugs!
Catching up with friends at District Veterans’ Day
One hundred and ten bowlers attended the District Veterans’ Day held at Turramurra Bowling Club on Tuesday 18th September. The sun shone, the bowls landed near the jack, lunch was delicious, daffodils and irises adorned the tables, and smiles and laughter were in abundance. Everyone had a great time!
THANK YOU, MANSER TIERNEY & JOHNSTON !!
North Shore DWBA is indebted to the firm of Manser Tierney & Johnston for auditing our financial affairs free of charge. The firm’s generosity to our District through being our Honorary Auditor helps to keep District membership fees low for our members. Please show your support to MTJ when you need advice or services relating to taxation of Self Managed Superannuation. Click here to access the MTJ website.
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