Dunsborough Two-day Carnival
played October 31 & November 1st The ladies bowling section of the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club held their inaugural two-day carnival October 31 and November 1st with twenty teams travelling a total distance of 2,896.4 km to compete. Teams as far away as Albany in the south and Dalkeith in the north as well as teams in between attended the event.
The first day of the draw saw Mosman Park/Manning and Capel on the maximum six points with Leeming snapping at their heels behind with half a point. Leeming had drawn one of their split pair’s game which lost them that vital half point. As the case would be, it was this team that won the carnival’s biggest margin in the following game, winning 32-4 against Mandurah. At the end of day one, the points table showed that any of the top seven teams would have the opportunity to take the lead at the conclusion of the carnival.
The second day’s play was most exciting as teams must have become used to the Dunsborough conditions with all games being close. The last game played on that day drew the most attention from spectators as the Mosman Park/Manning team of L Featherby, R Jolly, L Warburton and H Heal played against Dudley Park team of V Spragg, S Melvin, I Grout and J Savell. Much to their delight, it ended with Dudley Park defeating a team which had premier league pennant players from Perth. This game produced some superb shots from all players and applause from spectators.
The skilful games played on this second day ensured that four teams ended on eight points each with the match committee then working out the final placing with shots up.
This showed that Mosman Park/Manning won from Capel team of K Scott, D Costello, J O’Brien and B Turner with Leeming coming in just ahead of Dudley Park for third place.
“This was the first time we have played together” said Lisa Featherby from the winning team. “We are all first and foremost country girls, and we made the decision to support a country club and that is the reason we attended this competition. It was a great carnival and we will come back next year”.
The major sponsors for this inaugural carnival included Bendigo Bank, Dunsborough Pharmacy, Inspirations Paint, the Lemon Tree, Nick Goode, Rob Pollard, Simone Perele and ShoeBeDoo. The organising committee invited Eco, Silk Rd, Gabriel Chocolate, ShoeBeDoo and the Margaret River Dried Fruit Co to set up display tables as a way of promoting their wares to people who had never been in this area before. This proved to be an excellent decision as all teams commented on their delight to have this opportunity to know what companies to visit. The teams from Augusta and Eaton won over the band on Thursday night when they took over the microphone and rendered their own versions of well known songs.
There were excellent comments written by players that were left on feedback sheets. Two of these comments summed up the overall feeling of the carnival. “Just keep doing what you are doing” said Kerry Scott from Capel and Lyn Mitchell from Collie/Binningup said “You can’t improve on perfection”.
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