Bendigo Bank Kookaburra Classic 2020 Goes Down to the Wire
The glitterati of women’s bowls in WA descended on Gosnells Bowling Club last Thursday, 24 September, and Friday, 25 September for the annual Bendigo Bank Kookaburra Classic.
The Classic has become one of the most sought after titles and this year brought in a record number of nominations.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the teams had to be culled to 24.
We welcomed players from across the metro area plus teams from Mandurah, York, Harvey, Busselton, Kulin and Dudley Park.
The format for Thursday was two games of 13 ends and one 11 end game of 2 bowl pairs.
The weather gods were kind with beautiful Spring sunshine, although the shifting breezes didn’t please everyone!
The ladies enjoyed a cold meat and salad lunch, with sticky date pudding served COVID-19 style.
Spectators were treated to very close games, with many a skilful bowl put down.
Friday dawned with a threat of rain and thunderstorms, but the weather held out.
The format for the final day was two games of 13 ends.
The results of the previous day were up on the screens, attracting a lot of attention form all.
Following the first game, ladies enjoyed a roast lunch with Jo’s flummery to follow.
The Club was please to welcome our business partner Michelle Lennox, the Branch Manager of Canning Vale Community Bank who joined the ladies for lunch.
Vice President Rob Gibbons stood in for President Peter Charkiewicz, who was unwell.
The fight for the title was well contested, with the final result coming down to the top three on the same points.
Percentages then separated the three.
Before announcing the final results, the round winners were announced:
Round 1 S Hall team with +21
Round 2 D Kelly team with +16
Round 3 N Abe team with + 14 (on percentage)
Round 4 J Bruce team + 22
Round 5 S Smith team + 16
Round 6 J Lindsay team + 16
Fourth – Team 9 Osborne Park 15pts + 23
S Solly, S Saunders, A Masters, J Saville
Third – Team 06 Mosman Park 18pts + 42
L Featherby, J Adam, J Allen, R Coote
Second – Team22 Mandurah 18pts +44
J Hislop, K West, P Rundall, J Stegnjarc
The title of Kookaburra Classic 2020 was team 20 from Mosman Park on 18pts + 59 – L PolettiL Warburton, J Parker, K Anderson.
Congratulations to everyone!
Sincere thanks to everyone involved in the event, in particular Margaret Dillon and Angela Sharpe – the consummate organisers.
To Convenor Chris Emery and her kitchen team – a great job!
To Val Weaver and girls on the raffle table – wow!
Thanks to Maurice Crabb for helping with the results.
To the Greens team for presenting perfect greens.
Last but by no means least, a very sincere thank you to Michelle Lennox and Bendigo Bank as major sponsors.
Thanks also to Agostino Group Holdings (Maccas)
Affordable Pest Control
ARB Action 4WD
Maddington Tree Service
Maven Dental Gosnells
Matt Keogh MP
Jim’s Garage Doors Servicing & Repairs
George Day Caravans
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!