Greens turn pink for charity day

GOING PINK: It was a colour-themed outing at the Tenterfield Bowling Club for Pink Day.
GOING PINK: It was a colour-themed outing at the Tenterfield Bowling Club for Pink Day.

It was a matter of style over technique as bowlers gathered at the Tenterfield Bowling Club last Wednesday, April 12 for the club’s annual Pink Day to raise money for breast cancer research.

Keen bowler Neville Richardson said the event enjoyed a good roll-up with 29 people arriving in all manner of attire.

“There were some very interesting costumes,” he said.

Father/daughter duo Ian and Elana Scott took home the prize for quirkiest outfit, with Ian getting in touch with his feminine side in an attractive pink wig. 

“It was just a fun day,” Neville said.

“We did play some bowls, of course.”

He suspects the attire may have had an impact on the performance of certain bowlers, with Ian for one having an ordinary day with the bowls. It may have had a little to do with Neville’s gentle ribbing as commentator.

Between the matches on the greens the club ran a lot of raffles, which contributed to a total of $628 raised on the day for a very worthy cause.

The sideshow may have also distracted Ladies Club presdient Daphne Kirkman in her bid to be named Ladies Singles champion. She took on Shirley Tribe in the final played on the same day, but Shirley won easily at 25-4.

In addition to the Ladies Singles final, organisers managed to squeeze in three games of triples and two games of pairs.

In other results, E Scott and J Ferguson defeated J Durham and R Wild 36-16. Visitor Ray New teamed up with K Hurtz to defeat B Parker and C Vidulich 17-11; and D Fletcher, A Stamp & G Kirkman defeated K Lynch, J Stamp and B Carter 33-8. 

H King, M Green and B Tribe also defeated A Harvey, Maria Petrie and M Parker 34-9; and H Shepherd, D Gilmour and N Richardson defeated P Ebert, I Scott and G Ambrose.

After all the wet weather the annual Pink Day was played in brilliant sunshine, adding to the festive spirit of the get-together. Apart from all the dress-ups and frivolity, of course, the day did have a serious note in that the funds raised will go towards helping research into combatting this insidious disease that has affected so many people in Tenterfield, and their friends and family.