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Bowls In Focus : May 2011
Bowls In Focus 31 2010 NATIONAL BOWLS Census Report State titles at Fitzroy Victoria Outstanding bowls and close results earmarked the 2011 Disability Sport and Recreation (formerly Wheelchair Sports Victoria) State Bowls Championships that were held at Fitzroy Victoria Bowls Club last month. The event was eligible to persons with a physical disability, who competed in both singles and pairs events. With some extremely close games and upset results, the event remained entertaining from the first bowl to the very last. Warracknabeal’s Josh Barry prevailed in the singles, but only just! Aaron Emonson took him to a tiebreaker in a high quality final that had spectators, family and friends glued to their seats! Josh was also crowned pairs champion with his teammate Andrew Brandolin, when the duo defeated Danny Chaplin and Steve Odgers in the final. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Freya Mellor-Prior from Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) for her hard work and support in running this event. Similarly to Glen Baskett and Ron Weir for their untiring efforts during the event, also to the volunteers for marking, kicking and pushing – thank you. Thanks also to the Fitzroy Victoria Bowling and Sports Club for the use of its wonderful facilities and hospitality. Club members and officials left no stone unturned to ensure that the event went off without a hitch. And finally, congratulations to the players and supporters for their enthusiastic par ticipation and assistance in making the event possible. Bowls Victoria plans to make this event bigger and better next year and we hope to have plenty of competitors. For more information about Disability Sport and Recreation visit www.dsr.org.au. Aussies take it to the world The 6th International Deaf Lawn Bowls Cham- pionships were held at Yokine Bowling Club, Perth, WA last month where competitors from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales participated in the event. Australia had an extremely successful championship, winning gold in the men’s singles (Brian Lockyer), men’s triples (Brian Lockyer, Michael Barca and Barry Lynne) and the men’s fours (Greg Strachan, George Ravlich, Michael Barca and Barry Lynne). Silver medals came Australia’s way in the ladies pairs (Robyn Larkin and Heather Wilson) and the ladies triples (Maureen Prudden, Jeanie Rothnie, Heather Wilson). Our ladies also won bronze in the singles (Joy Hargreaves) and fours (Toni-Rose Robson, Jeanie Rothnie, Robyn Larkin and Heather Wilson). In the overall standings Australia’s men won gold and the women won silver, while Scotland finished as the leading nation in the event followed by Australia. Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful result! Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Health Through Bowls Jane McMenaman • Some of the competitors and officials who participated in the recent state championships at Fitzroy Victoria.
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