THE dust has settled on the local lawn bowls rinks.
South Tamworth’s Chris Herden, the greenkeeper at Tamworth City Bowling Club, has won the re-instituted CNDBA Bowler of the Year Award.
After 14 events the talented Herden tallied 350 points, 40 ahead of his nearest opponents, South Tamworth teammates Terry Cummings and Nathan Wise.
South Tamworth’s Nick Golledge (290) and Les Goodchild (280) rounded out the top five dominated by the green and golds with West Tamworth’s Charlie Schumacher (240) and Kootingal’s Kim Greentree (220) next best.
It’s only fitting then that the CNDBA Bowler of the Year Award presentations are carried out at the South Tamworth Bowling Club on Saturday, November 30.
“It’s in conjunction with the South Tamworth club competition awards,” said BOTYA organiser Phil Johnson.
“We’re also officially opening the new function room at the club so it’s going to be a big night.”
Johnson first mooted the return of the CNDBA BOTYA earlier this year.
He approached the CNDBA and earned their go ahead.
With Gordon Cheney he has promoted, organised and posted the 14 BOTYA events.
“Gordon’s done all the hard work and kept all the pointscores. I’ve just been the mouthpiece.
“I believe it has been a good thing and was well received by most of the clubs. All the club delegates have agreed to run with it next year an given us the go ahead..
“I’d like to thank all the club secretaries too for allowing us to play the various BOTYA events.
“It’s not easy fitting everything in with club events to run as well.
“I just felt it was a good opportunity to run again after a bit of a lay off.
“It as designed to help all the clubs increase their numbers for club carnivals and also for the various State events. I think it achieved that although the final event at Werris Creek last weekend wasn’t as well supported as we hoped.
“There were a number of factors there as well.”
* A full points scoreboard from all the Bowler of the Year Award events is available on the CNDBA website.