One game of bowls squeezed in before wet weather hits

Geoff Geekee rolls one down during the rain-affected Mt Larcom Bowls President’s Day.
Geoff Geekee rolls one down during the rain-affected Mt Larcom Bowls President’s Day. Brenda Strong

THE weather gods frowned upon the Mt Larcom Bowls Club's President's Day on Sunday, cutting short what was meant to be a relaxed afternoon of competitive bowls.

However, the keen rollers still managed to squeeze in one game, which the locals managed to sweep.

The Mt Larcom President's team came out on top in the shortened format, while the Mt Larcom 4 team finished in second.

Mt Larcom Bowls Club president Daniel Moynihan said the day, while brief, had been an enjoyable one, with teams from Boyne-Tannum, Calliope Central, District Presidents, Gladstone, Biloela, Past Presidents and Monto all making the journey to Mt Larcom.

"We've got most of the clubs in the area here today," Moynihan said.

"It's more of a social day than anything else, but it's also a really great day I find for people from all the clubs to get together and get to know each other."

Ahead of the club's upcoming Come and Try days in May in a bid to attract new members to their greens, the President's Day was a chance for even the regular bowlers to come and get a taste of a green many may not have played before.

"It's also a day for new bowlers to come and play different greens, as new bowlers you don't get a chance to play different greens because you mightn't get asked to play mainly competition bowls or the high level competitions, but it's a chance to come and play other greens," Moynihan said.

He players had enjoyed the morning despite the weather and the results had been a welcome surprise.

"It's the first time in a long time that a Mt Larcom team has won on President's Day," Moynihan said.

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