New green brings out the masses for Yuna triples

Joe CriddleGeraldton Guardian
Members of the Northampton District Bowling Club on their new synthetic green.
Camera IconMembers of the Northampton District Bowling Club on their new synthetic green. Credit: Facebook/Northampton District Bowling Club

The 2022 Yuna men’s triples is on track to be at capacity with the club ready for this weekend’s first edition on the recently laid synthetic green.

The open event field looks likely to match the nomination of last year, with 72 players — 24 teams — so far committed to the one day tournament. The Northampton club is in a position of being able to increase the field this Sunday if nominations extend out to 84 participants, the new playing surface has a capacity for eight rinks for the game on gala day.

The event has again attracted players from all five Batavia League clubs meaning that the long time open fixture remains high on must attend events on the local bowling calendar.

The club hosted a fabulous event which had mixed feeling for many players, who have fond memories of the Northampton green over many decades of participation.

The next major open event is just three weeks away, with the Denison club’s gala event of the season. The annual Kalis two-day fours carnival is already at capacity, with the venue’s new synthetic greens on show for multiple metropolitan visitors for the two-day, six match competition.

The event rates as the longest individual sponsored event on the WA bowling calendar, with the Kalis family involvement now into its fifth decade. Spectators are most welcome to view the action with play commencing both days at 9am.

The corporate bowls season continues with the Geraldton Bowling Club set to begin next Wednesday, January 19 through to March 16.

The event, which runs for nine weeks, is nearing capacity status, with tournament directors advising six positions remain available for businesses, community groups, or mates wanting to participate.

The annual event attracts people from all walks of life and over its now three decade journey has seen many friendships formed. Businesses have identified the game as a great team building exercise while at the same time a networking opportunity.

The GBC Corporate/Community Bowls season attracts teams from all spectrums, schools to bankers, farming through to the fishing sector. The venue provides recently purchased bowls in various sizes as part of the experience.

The event runs over the best period for twilight bowls, with ideal weather throughout. The extended sunlight is a bonus for players to get the most out of their time on the park.

Play each week commences at 5.30pm with the club providing a sausage sizzle upon completion, along with raffles prior to the weekly winners awards for each of the three greens.

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