Major singles winner, Judy Monks bowling in the Beautizone carnival held last week at Coffs Ex-Services.
Major singles winner, Judy Monks bowling in the Beautizone carnival held last week at Coffs Ex-Services.

Judy a real champion



RIVAL bowlers call Judy Monks "a real champion" but the woman herself is too modest for that sort of talk.

In fact, getting her to say much about her victory in the Coffs Ex-services Bowling Club major singles is one heck of a chore.

"The draw suited and I had a fairly good run," was her modest assessment.

Monks defeated Dianne De La Cruz 31-14 in a hard fought final after breezing through most of the earlier contests.

It's the second time she's taken the crown following her 2003 title.

There was a runners-up trophy in 2004 but last year, things didn't go according to plan.

"I think it was in the second round I was knocked out," Monks remarked.

"You can't win all the time and somebody can always be better on the day."

Her biggest winning margin this year (28 shots) came in the second round match against close friend Judy Ames but Monks was at great pains to play down the score.

"I don't think she'll like being reminded of that one," she said.

"Do you have to put that one in?"

Hanging off the back of her bowls bag is a toy tiger her daughter collected from Hungry Jack's.

"I didn't think of it that way," she laughed when asked if it was her 'lucky tiger.'

"Now you mention it I carried it there for the final.

"So it might be a lucky charm."Major singles winner, Judy Monks bowling in the Beautizone carnival held last week at Coffs Ex-Services. Photo: TREVORVEALE 06072526A

Judy a real champion

RIVAL bowlers call Judy Monks "a real champion" but the woman herself is too modest for that sort of talk.

In fact, getting her to say much about her victory in the Coffs Ex-services Bowling Club major singles is one heck of a chore.

"The draw suited and I had a fairly good run," was her modest assessment.

Monks defeated Dianne De La Cruz 31-14 in a hard fought final after breezing through most of the earlier contests.

It's the second time she's taken the crown following her 2003 title.

There was a runners-up trophy in 2004 but last year, things didn't go according to plan.

"I think it was in the second round I was knocked out," Monks remarked.

"You can't win all the time and somebody can always be better on the day."

Her biggest winning margin this year (28 shots) came in the second round match against close friend Judy Ames but Monks was at great pains to play down the score.

"I don't think she'll like being reminded of that one," she said.

"Do you have to put that one in?"

Hanging off the back of her bowls bag is a toy tiger her daughter collected from Hungry Jack's.

"I didn't think of it that way," she laughed when asked if it was her 'lucky tiger.'

"Now you mention it I carried it there for the final.

"So it might be a lucky charm."



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