Plenty of colour at Old Boys bowls day
AFTER threatening weather all week, the skies became clear on Sunday long enough to enable the Ipswich Rugby League Old Boys to hold a successful Jack Brown-Des Green Memorial lawn bowls day.
With spectators looking on at Swifts Sports Club, 48 players took to the green to have some fun.
"It seems that the days of the old black bowls is disappearing as the ones on display were more colourful than balloons at a childs birthday party,'' event co-organiser Jan Christison said.
"Even though the weather became quite steamy the participants enjoyed the day but some struggled to remember which bowls they were using and whose turn it was to bowl.
"It was suggested that just as long as they all ended up at the other end it would be okay.''
As ability didn't come into the equation, prizes were awarded to lucky winners and lucky losers.
Christison said that's not to say that they didn't play well but the team of Rex Jorgensen, David Loudon, Bob McNamara and Allan McCabe were declared winners.
They received the Jack Brown-Des Green shield from Desley Brown and a monetary reward for their efforts from Molly Green.
Lucky losers Kev Stephens, Brad Molloy, John Dixon and Gary Christensen were handed a Brothers Leagues Club meal voucher from Rex Jorgensen.
The next Old Boys function is the Golden Oldies luncheon in September. At this event, the senior players of 1968 will gather to honour the premiers of that year.
The newly named Northern Suburbs (formerly Railways) captained by Ray Powell were defeated 11-3 by West End, captained by Col Dwyer.
If you have information on any player in that year let Jan Christison (3201 6814) know so they can be informed of the event.