saw the 43rd anniversary of the opening of the Anglesea Bowling
Club. To celebrate, the club held the annual Anniversary Mixed Triples
event sponsored by Brian and Betty Butterworth. Each year since
1960, the Butterworths have sponsored the event with floral prizes
going to the winners.
Blessed with a perfect Autumn day, 72 participants
from near and far began the event at 12.30pm. The 12 mixed teams
were made up of three randomly selected players, either male or
female, with the main focus of keeping the teams as even as possible.
Play began with the traditional 'Bowling for the Spider'.
A toy spider is placed in the middle of each green. At this point
the sexes divided. The men bowled for the spider on one green (the
left), while the women bowled for the spider placed on the other.
The players who bowled closest to the spider won a prize, which
this year was a potted rose. This year's Spider Winners were Marg
Aitkins and Jimmy Reed.
With tradition out of the road, the sexes once again
mingled and the event began in earnest. The event consists of two
'Games', first and second. Each 'Game' consists of 12 ends with
one team of three shooting for an end. When the first 'Game' finished,
afternoon tea was called. With coffee and cake out of the road,
the second 'Game' began.
The days winners were Ian Hunt (Lorne), Nareen Clarke
(Anglesea) and Laurie Reddan (Anglesea). The runners up were Len
Cockerill (Anglesea), John Hicks (Anglesea) and Bev Felber (Geelong).
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