Club turns out to celebrate 100 years of bowls in Collie

A great crowd of past and present bowlers attended the Open Day 100-year celebration on Sunday, October 7. 

Under the guidance of Valdis Brojanowski the day commenced with breakfast and in attendance were Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Sarah Stanley from the Shire of Collie. 

Towards the end of breakfast speeches commenced with Brojanowski, followed by Mick Murray and club patron Ray Hebbard who said a few words about when and where the club started and how it got to where it is now. 

Sponsors for the day were Ray Hebbard, Cfmeum WA and Gull service station. Brojanowski also thanked the ladies and men in the kitchen and barbecue area and the bar staff and match and play who organised the games. 

Lunch was sponsored by Ray Hebbard and everyone who came along on the day enjoyed catching up after so long. At lunch time the celebratory cake was cut by the oldest members on the day Ted McCormack and Estelle Johnsen. 

Two games were played as there was a redraw after the first game. 

Thank you to all sponsors for the day and to Brooke and Teagan of the Collie Cake Ladies for their beautiful cake and cup cakes which everyone enjoyed and commented on what a good job they did.


Winners: Vicki Daniel, Les McCamish, Heather Gibbs;

Second: Barry Lowe, Rose Godfrey, Kath Cluning;

Third: Grahame Old, Maud Taylor, Jamie Godfrey.

Lucky Lead: Margaret Young; Second: George Saggers; Skip: Steve Matthews.


Winner: Jim Tyler, Shirley Moody, Kath Cluning;

Second: Barry Lowe, Peter Kaurin, Tom Gale;

Third: Rod Garner, George Saggers, Gay Italiano.

Lucky Lead: Estelle Johnsen; Second: Tony Kent; Skip: Steve Matthews.


The crowds are coming back for the Pine Hauliers meat pack held on Wednesdays.

There was a close finish from the first and second at the round up after two games.

Good bowls were played and some newer bowlers coming into the games.

Winners: Ray Colgan and Neil Roberts with 4 points plus 17;

Second: Ron White and Steve Matthews with 4 points plus 16;

Third: Grahame Old and Chris Sanford with 4 points plus 6.

LADIES BOWLS – October 9

The ladies are in the process of finishing off the Cheeky Squirrel 100-up on Thursday this week, with three more games to go.


Ladies pennants will start on October 16 and the first game is at home. 

Please check the ladies board for skips. 

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