STRATEGY: Max Strauss, Kevin Kearns and Peter Dougherty talk tactics at the Legacy Bowls Tournament. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERORGANISERS of WimmeraLegacy’s bowlstournament arehappy despite rain affectingplay.
More than 30 teamstook to the greens atHorsham City BowlingClub on Saturdayfor the annual event.
Play was due tostart at 12.30pm butrain forced bowlers towait until about 1pm.
One of the scheduled matches in boththe men’s and women’ssections wasmissed, but bowlerscompleted the tournament.
Winners of themen’s section wereHux Mitchell, GerardMurphy and RonBoehm from runners-upJohn Hickey, AnthonyKing and HenryMitchell.
Mavis Janetzki, BevDean and Judy Cassidytook out the women’stitle, winningfrom Betty Cousins,Noela Wardle and JosieLeyonhjelm.
Wimmera Legacymember and tournamentorganiser JohnHoffmann said theday was a success despitesome difficulties.
‘‘Entries were downon last year but sponsorshipwas up.
‘‘There was a combinationof factorsthat led to fewer entriesincluding badweather in the lead-upto the tournamentand the fact that itwas moved forward aweek, meaning somepeople were still onholidays.
‘‘We are confidentwe have raised in excessof $3000 forWimmera Legacy so itwas still a success.’’
Mr Hoffmannpraised the efforts offellow Legatees, andorganisers, Betty-LouStewart and BillMcGrath.
Mr McGrath saidHorsham City BowlingClub greens keeperPaul Hill had alsodone a magnificentjob to prepare thegreens.
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