The Sawtell trio which included Robyn Cook (above) finished in third place on the weekend.
The Sawtell trio which included Robyn Cook (above) finished in third place on the weekend. BRUCE THOMAS

A fitting win in Camellia Carnival

IT was only fitting that one of the winners of the Camellia Carnival held at Urunga at the weekend was one of the lady bowlers who has played nearly every year of the now 20-year-old carnival.

Park Beach bowler Joan Humphreys has been a regular participant since the beginning of the event back in 1991, missing only one carnival in that time and has featured on many occasions in the winners’ lists.

At the weekend Humphreys teamed up with fellow Park Beach bowlers Barbara Schenkel and Pam Fletcher to win by the narrowest of margins in an event in which only four shots separated the top three teams.

The Camellia Carnival’s proud history and Urunga’s fantastic bent grass greens again attracted bowlers from as far afield as South Tamworth, Armidale, Walcha, Guyra and Kempsey as well as district clubs.

With the club due to undergo major rebuilding in the next year after finalisation of insurance claims as a result of the flooding more than 14 months ago, there may be only one green available for next year’s carnival and until rebuilding is finalised.

To the delight of members and the regular Camellia participants though, assurances have been given that the club intends to retain its high-class grass greens not only for next year, but many years to come.



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