2021 Streaky Bay Bowling Club May Whiting Carnival
Bowlers from Western Australia, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and across South Australia recently converged on the Streaky Bay Bowling Club’s greens for a week of competitions.
The first day, which was the Sunday, saw the Mixed Fours played in perfect weather conditions.
There was only a half a point separating the eventual winners from the runners-up.
The team of Geoff Hams, Jenny Trengove, both from the Keith, Paul Horner, from Encounter Bay and Sue Rumbelow, from Streaky Bay, were victorious.
The following day the Mixed Pairs competition was played, with 64 bowlers competing for the coveted trophy.
2x2x2x2 of 12 ends was the first game played, then the 2x4x2 format 12 ends for the second game and the last was 3 bowl pairs of 10 ends.
Brenton and Annette Speed from Victor Harbor came away from the day victorious.
The next day saw another Mixed Pairs event, with the remainder 64 bowlers playing the same format as the previous day.
Gavin Sincock, of Streaky Bay, and Maureen Brown, of Nuriootpa, teamed up to claim victory.
The following day was the rest/fishing/tourist day and there were quite a few locals who took the visitors for a day out on the water and by all accounts there were plenty of fish caught.
The following day the players were back on the greens, with the Mixed Fours, with a Lady Skipper, competition played.
The weather conditions had come in a bit cool and windy.
The team of Julie-Ann Fitzgerald, Ray Fitzgerlad, both from Cummins, Bruce Westley and Jan Westley, both from Ardrossan, were victorious.
The next day saw the Women’s Fours played in very good conditions, with 96 players taking part.
Maree Tumbas, of Somerton, Janine Brown, of Streaky Bay, Rayleen Giles, of Streaky Bay, and Pam Woolford, of Port Lincoln, teamed up to claim victory.
128 players then took part in the Men’s Fours the next day in cooler conditions.
The rink of Peter Shepperd, Paul Phillips, both of Coffin Bay, Peter McEvoy, of Streaky Bay, and Cyril Hier, of Tumby Bay, were victorious.
The Streaky Bay Bowling Club thanked the many sponsors for their generous donations for the event and to all the local businesses who willingly donated prizes for the daily raffles.
There were 41 bowling clubs represented across the week of bowls.
Special mention to the Thursday night cooks and volunteers, all proceeds for the tea on the night will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Over $2,000 was raised, thanks to the very generous group of people for making this such a great night.
Next year’s carnival will be held from May 1 to May 7.