2019 All Abilities State Championship Wrap Up

by Denise McMillan

The 2019 State All Ability State Championships were played over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd at Kardinya Bowling Club with 32 participants in four categories of Deaf, Intellectual, Physical and Vision Impairment competing in Single and Pairs format.

       

Kardinya Greens being prepared – first the water then the rolling

This year’s competition saw the return of our Vision Impaired bowlers and their Directors who invoked awe and respect with the quality of their bowls and wonderful personalities.  Also, a welcome influx this year were players across our categories from country towns including Barrie Bywater (Toodyay), Kate Leese (Binningup), Wayne Allsopp (Dowerin), Thomas Copping (Brookton), Stephen Hubbard (Yanchep), and David Williams (Balingup).

What an incredible amount of competitiveness mixed with fun and comradeship was had!!!  Lots of laughter, plenty of competitive bowls, and new friendships marked the weekend with players participating in Singles across all four categories and Pairs in the Combination, Deaf, and Physical categories.

It was a fight to the end; however, the winners of each category for Gold and Silver are as follows:

A Facebook album can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/asportforlife/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2555971404473989

It has become a tradition to end our event with a picture of participants doing the ‘deaf clap’ and taking a picture … the players and volunteers love this end to a fantastic weekend 😊

Bowls WA thanks everyone for their participation, the volunteers who made this happen, and Kardinya Bowling Club for hosting this fantastic event!

Full Result Details Below:

SINGLES – Deaf & Physical Section : Intellectual & Vision Impaired Round Robin

PAIRS – Combination & Deaf Round Robin : Physical Sectional