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Two days of bowling fun in local competition

Ten Pin Bowling
Bundaberg Pinbusters Tom Massingham, Jaime Clark, John Lambert and Jason Dixon were dressed for success.

Competition was fierce but friendly at the recent the 2021 State Disabilities Tenpin Challenge at the Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex.

The big local contingent all acquitted themselves very well, but they had to settle for a close second overall to Ashmore after the two days of competition.

Four teams competed, with Ashmore amassing 821 points, closely followed by Bundaberg on 817, with Fraser Coast in third position on 814 points, ahead of Rockhampton and Logan.

Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre has hosted the event annually since its inception about 15 years ago, but competitors and organisers rejoiced its return after it was cancelled due to Covid 19 last year, with over 100 bowlers enjoying the tournament and fellowship.

Tenpin bowling
Kate Juillerat, Gavin Cooper, Linda Davidson and Joanne Hanson (front) get ready for the challenge.

All players, proudly wearing their team colours, were warmly welcomed and applauded in a March Past from the entrance to the bowling lanes.

While Ashmore claimed team honours Complex Managing Director Peter McElligott said that “On the individual front, several of our bowlers came to the fore”.

The highest game for the comp was a 268 bowled by popular home-town hero Corey Hanson, who won the Classic Masters title at the 32nd Tenpin Bowling Australia National Disability Championship at Mt Gravatt in June.

“Other local bowlers who did very well included Nicholas Jefferson, who took out Bundaberg’s Sportsman Award, and Jackson Coomber, Nathan Curd, and Luke Kerle, who all received awards for the males,” Peter said.

“For the females we had Kate Juillerat, Jamie Clark, Kim Harvey, and a young Junior, Chloe Whan, also receiving awards over the weekend.”

To cap a big month, the Centre also hosted the 2021 State Over 50’s Tenpin Centre Challenge, the largest Over 50’s Tenpin event in Queensland, where there were also many great performances.

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