What a spectacularly cool night in more ways than one for a three-bowl triples carnival to celebrate a new set of lights for the Tamworth City Bowling Club’s Max Stewart Green and to also raise money for the disadvantaged Willow Tree Bowling Club.
Twenty-two teams took to the two TCBC greens on Saturday for the day/night carnival. The winning team on the night with two wins and a margin of 19 shots were Phil Hood, Allan Lingwood and skip Laurie Beattie.
They finished just in front of the trio of Dave McDonald, Judy and Pete Judd, who had two wins and a plus 18. It was also a good send-off for the Judds, who headed across the Nullabor Desert to Perth the following day.
Third was the Nundle team skipped by Max Inman on a countback from the Goodooga side skipped by Tim McDonald. They both finished with two wins and a plus-15 margin.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson and Tamworth mayor Col Murray had attended earlier in the day when the official ceremony to unveil the new $25,000 lighting system was held between games.
Kerry “Keg” Walden, the raffle master, was also on hand. He was the project officer and had also organised the lights on the top green some 20 years before. He also played the first game, which his side won.
“Then I had Chesty sub for me in the second game and they lost,” Kerry grinned as he attended to his raffle-monitoring duties.
The raffle, green fees and a $200 donation from 11 of the 12 CNDBA clubs enabled TCBC president Bob Key to hand Willow Tree club president Peter Wilkinson a cheque for $3360.