The National Deaf Lawn Bowls Championships
June 2014 Mareeba Northern Queensland The National Championships were contested at Mareeba BC in fine weather.
The 50 participants from all over Australia enjoyed the friendship and warm welcome from their hosts. One of the most important aspects of this event was to meet old friends and make new ones in the world of Deaf lawn bowls.
WA had a team of 6 men and one woman, as can be seen in this photo:
from Left to Right:
Harry Hughes, Greg Strachan, John Ravlich, Anne Jeavons, David Ravlich, Peter Best and Robert Scott
Anne Jeavons joined forces with the Queensland Ladies’ team.
The WA men did really well.
Singles: Harry Hughes was runner up to Ken Read from Queensland.
Pairs: WA took first and second place- Greg Strachan and Harry Hughes were runners up to the father and son team, John and David Ravlich.
Triples: Peter Best, John and David Ravlich were the winners with Queensland and Victoria in 2nd and 3rd place.
Fours: Harry Hughes, Greg Strachan, John and David Ravlich were 3rd, after Victoria and NSW, the winners.
Queensland proved to be the strongest state in both the Men’s and Women’s Competition.
The main reason for this event is to select the Australian team to play at the next International Deaf Lawn Bowls Championships, in Northern Ireland in August 2015.
Harry Hughes was selected for the Men’s team of 5. Anne Jeavons was selected as Women’s Team Manager, reprising her role in Wales in 2007.