FUN: Heather Fleh of Chincilla and Fay Paterson of Surat enjoy themselves at the Dalby Bowls Club.
FUN: Heather Fleh of Chincilla and Fay Paterson of Surat enjoy themselves at the Dalby Bowls Club. Dominic Elsome

Fellowship out on the green

MORE than 80 players came together this week for two days of fun and fellowship at the Dalby Bowls Club.

The club hosted its tenth annual Two Day Ladies Fours Bowls Carnival on Monday and Tuesday, and organisers were pleased with the event.

20 teams took part in the event and past president Mary Coggan said they had come from around the region and as far away as Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

"Word of mouth just gets around, and they come,” Ms Coggan said.

"We're happy to have twenty teams.”

She said the day was always well attended and was a great time.

"They have a good day, they get well fed and it's just a good social day,” she said.

Club patroness Josie Halling agreed and said it wasn't just the players enjoying themselves.

"It's a great bowls carnival, fun and fellowship - even for the workers,” Ms Halling said.

"People come from everywhere - it's just wonderful.”

While the carnival is a fun social gathering, there's still healthy competition on the rinks.

With $2000 worth of prize money up for grabs, Ms Coggan said bowlers were playing to win.

Overall winners with 5 wins and margin of 83 were Wendy Usher, Val Dun, Lorraine Tebbit, and Cheryl Hutchinson, beating out the runners up who had 5 wins and a margin of 36.

Numbers had dwindled in recent years, but Ms Halling said one of the most enjoyable parts of the carnival was seeing the returning faces - back for another year.

"They'll be booking out the hotels today (for next year),” she said.

Ms Halling said the club was extremely thankful to the Dalby community for all the support the event received.

"It's been tremendous - we couldn't run the carnival without it,” she said.

Check out some photos from the carnival below.


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