All Abilities Lawn Bowls Carnival Hits Mildura
Mildura saw its first All Abilities Regional Lawn Bowls Carnival this month, with 58 people trying their hand at bowls.
The event was coordinated and supported by Bowls Sunraysia, Mallee Sports Assembly, Bowls Victoria and Bowls Australia. The day was split into two competitions with students from Mildura Specialist School in the morning and adult groups in the afternoon.
The warm weather did not deter the competitive bowls and enthusiasm for the game during both sessions. The school students played in pairs completing 10 ends with 2 games for each pair. Points were awarded to a team’s score the closer they were to the white ball. The two-game score was added together to award a first and second place. First place went to Ethan Hudson and Kaelah Crouch, both from the Mildura Specialist School. Alongside the bowls competition was a group of students playing in the Jack Attack Competition. There were two teams, with the Purple team winning on the day and all participants receiving a small trophy for their achievements.
The afternoon session saw some tough competition in a singles event, with 10 participants from Sunraysia Residential Services and three from the All Abilities Bowls program. The cumulative scores saw Larry Higgins (3rd) with 16 points, Liam Smith (2nd) on 21 points and 1st place went to Rohan Remiers on 28 points.
All the participants and staff who assisted with the matches enjoyed the day and will be back again next year. Bowls Victoria would like to thank Bowls Sunraysia for providing a number of volunteers who assisted with the day, by scoring and coaching the participants throughout the sessions. Thank also to the Mildura Workers Bowls Club for hosting the event and providing a BBQ for everyone in both sessions.