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Call: 9283 4555
Their team charac-
ter is none other than
Games Gold Medalist and
"Turls" -- as he is better known
-- is the bowls co-ordinator and
does a fantastic job, and has a
special gift in that he is a master
of the "Hokey Pokey."
Taren Point is based about 20
km from Sydney Airport in the
"Cronulla Shire." It is an extremely
forward thinking and progressive
club, and features three and a
half bowling greens, 47 pokies,
Tab and Keno facilities.
One of the two major features
of Taren Point is the Bistro, which
caters for in excess of 3000 meals
and all meals are delicious and
definitely won't cost you an arm
or a leg.
Barefoot Bowls is the other major
activity, and the club caters for
more than 200 participants each
week. It's a great laugh.
Of course, patrons should not
miss the entertainment each Friday
night, (no, that's not always
Apart from hosting the NSW
Open, their next major bowls
tournament is the Prestige Pairs,
which is about to be renamed
the "Ken Metham" Prestige Pairs
in honour of the late great Ken
Metham, a long time NSW Rep-
This event is conducted at the
end of November/early December.
With 400+ bowling members
and 4000+ social members, it is
definitely a club you should visit.
It's hospitality is second to none,
the setting is magnificent and the
drinks are icy cold.
Pay them a visit if you get
the chance, I'm sure you'll enjoy
Well, that's about it for 2009.
Wow, hasn't it gone fast!
With that said, I would like to
wish you all an extremely Merry
Christmas and, of course, a healthy,
prosperous and very enjoyable
Don't forget to keep those emails
coming to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in 2010
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T HE 2009 Deaf Bowls NSW
State Championships event
was held over the October
long weekend at Lowlands
BC in Newcastle.
Deaf Bowls NSW conduct the
The event consists of a male
and female singles championship,
the Andrew Frew Shield and the
Jack Shaw Shield.
The singles championships start-
ed in 1978 and participants play
for the Anthony Gorringe Shield.
The Andrew Frew Shield started
in 1966 and is a fours event con-
sisting of teams from different
The Jack Shaw Shield is a city
versus country event.
Deaf bowlers from across NSW
gathered at the tranquil suburban
bowling club located close to the
Newcastle CBD for a great week-
end of bowls and social interaction.
On Monday the main event
was the Andrew Frew Shield, a 21
end round robin series comprising
teams from Newcastle, Sydney,
North Coast and Southern.
The competition was hard
fought with Southern finishing
as the eventual winners.
Upon completion of the day's
play I was asked to assist with the
presentation. Also present during
the presentation was Lowlands BC
By MARK WHITEMAN*
Vice President Geoff Abell, who
assisted on behalf of the club.
Translating for us during the
presentation was a volunteer
interpreter organised by Deaf
Lawn Bowls NSW.
Singles Championship, Men - winner Robert
Fredericks (South Lismore BC), runner up
Tom Robson (Ashfield BC).
Singles Championship, Women - winner
- Toni Rose Robson (Ashfield BC), runner
up Helen Cruden (Gosford City BC).
City v Country: City won 27-23.
Andrew Frew Shield - winner Southern.
Planning is already underway
for the 2010 State Championships.
The event will be held at Ash-
field BC on the October long
If you would like more informa-
tion relating to Deaf Bowls NSW,
give me (Mark) a call on 1300 286
392, or email email@example.com
* Mark Whiteman is a Sports
Development Officer with
PARK Beach bowler John Bain
became the District's ace singles
player when he defeated Sawtell's
Greg Cridge in the Champion of
Champions Singles, played over
two days at Woolgoolga Club on
15 and 16 August.
Bain beat Macksville's Paul
Ward 31-13 in the semi-final, after
defeating Brian Cullen of Stuart's
Point 31-20 in the quarter-final.
Bain will meet the LNC cham-
pion at Urunga to decide the
John Bain is
Singles ace at
BY BILL LUSH
Fredericks wins Deaf Bowls State
Championships at Lowlands BC
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