READY TO BOWL: It was all smiles for South Lismore players (from left) Denise Wallace, Bill Wallace and Pat Baskerville at their home club’s Triple Treats event. The competition saw players of different grades enjoy light-hearted action.
READY TO BOWL: It was all smiles for South Lismore players (from left) Denise Wallace, Bill Wallace and Pat Baskerville at their home club’s Triple Treats event. The competition saw players of different grades enjoy light-hearted action.

Fun day on the South Lismore Bowling Club green

FRIENDLY competitive juices were flowing - and so was the fun - at South Lismore Bowling Club's latest event.

Sixty players from throughout the district took part in the Wilson St club's inaugural Triples Treat.

Caniaba-based Laurie Sivewright, who started playing the sport again about five months ago, was among the players from various grades involved.

The home entrant, whose husband Peter is also a keen bowler, said she had enjoyed showing the men a trick or two on the greens.

"I think if anything the women try harder in an event like this," she said. "They want to try harder to beat the men.

"There's no friction between Peter and I (with bowls). We try to encourage each other.

"It can be a frustrating sport, but I think when you achieve things in bowls you feel good about yourself.

"It is good being part of this club. Everyone is friendly and enjoys having a drink together."

Twenty teams took part in Saturday's competition, playing two matches of two-bowl triples over 14 ends.

Home trio Terry Knudson and wife Mila Knudson, together with playing partner Joe Wisemantel, were the winners with a margin of two wins (+19).

Club president Greg McMahon said there had been plenty of smiles at the contest, which could become an annual event.

"It was fantastic," he said.

"Some of the women are very good players. I think they enjoyed it when they got closer to the jack than the blokes.

"It was great to have them involved.

"It was a great day and I think everyone enjoyed it."

McMahon thanked everyone who supported the day.



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