Dunsborough host ladies carnival

Carnival winners: Margaret Smyth, Beryl Payne, Joy O'Brien and Suellen Payne with sponsor J. Henderson (centre). Photo: supplied.
Carnival winners: Margaret Smyth, Beryl Payne, Joy O'Brien and Suellen Payne with sponsor J. Henderson (centre). Photo: supplied.

The fifth annual ladies two-day bowls carnival was played last Thursday and Friday at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club with 24 teams entered and nearly half of those teams coming from the metro area. 

Included in some of those teams were state squad members which was exciting for those ladies who never have the chance to play against such top and experienced bowlers.

Last year the carnival lost some games due to the weather but this year a deal was struck with the weather-man to ensure perfect days and he certainly came to the carnival. 

Over the two days perfect weather conditions was enjoyed by all.

After the first day’s play there were seven teams sharing the top positions on nine points which made the next day very exciting for all concerned. 

However the Capel team skipped by Suellen Payne and including Joy O’Brien, Margaret Smythe and Beryl Payne, did not lose a game on the second day and finished the carnival on top with 15 points out of the 18 maximum.

Five teams followed on 12 points each with shots up ranging from 20 to 37 and only one point separating the third and fourth placings. 

Coming in second was the Leeming team skipped by J. Aikman and her team members E. Anderson, K. Dale and C. Bartlett. 

Fourth was a Bunbury team led by A Blechynden.

The carnival was sponsored by Judy and Don Henderson, Trevors Carpets and Cape Care and was a huge success due to the organising committee of volunteers.

      “After the first day’s play there were seven teams sharing the top positions on nine points which made the next day very exciting for all concerned.” – Janice Paddick-Hoover