Zone Eight Bowls
ZONE Eight RSL played at Port City Bowling Club this month, 97 bowlers were in attendance with numbers slightly down due to some bowlers returning from the National Diggers Bowls Carnival in Dubbo. Unfortunately the Dubbo bowls was marred by the untimely death of one of the Taree bowlers Peter Beetham. All bowlers there enjoyed a few beers and dinner none so more than Peter, they then adjourned to their respective accommodation setup and unfortunately Peter went off to bed and did not wake up.
Players were obviously upset but in the true spirit and I would think something that Peter would have wanted they stayed on for the tournament. Peter Beetham was a long time member of Zone Eight his loss will be felt for some time, from all members and committee of Zone Eight RSL Bowls our condolences go to his family.
At Port City we were greeted by leaden skies and threat of rain still the morning went off fairly well, after the usual formalities were concluded bowlers took to the greens, it was not until around midday that rain effected the game, some came off and others continued amid some jibes about some players not wanting to get slightly damp and others battling the elements, all in jest play concluded and the usual refreshments were enjoyed. The winners were of course greeted with the usual "not him again." They being JJ Smith, G Webster, D Deas. Port City President Paul Brady handed out some vouchers these were won by by a draw from the cards and the winners gratefully received same.
To Port City Bowling Club we thank you very much for the day, the green staff, kitchen staff and the bar staff a job well done, to our hard working ladies with raffles etc another great job. Our next game is at Lake Cathie on October 14 it is the annual North versus South day and we are looking to fill all three greens. 'Till then good bowling.
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