Bowlers at West Coffs enjoyed their own Commonwealth Games style competition heralding the real thing in Melbourne over the nex
Bowlers at West Coffs enjoyed their own Commonwealth Games style competition heralding the real thing in Melbourne over the nex

West Coffs women enjoy their own Games celebrations



ALL the glitz and glamour of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony may have impressed all and sundry who watched but for a small group of lawn bowlers it was merely a case of deja vu.

It wasn't that long ago that the women of West Coffs held their own version of the Commonwealth Games in a day that was enjoyed by all that attended.

Disguised as a day for playing triples, the fun was created when the event started with it's own opening ceremony that had all the trimmings of a typical show that you'd expect to see on television.

Well close enough anyway that everyone can have a bit of fun.

From a march past of nations to the presentation of the Queen's Baton to Lady Mary Smasher (NSW Governer Professor Marie Bashir was unavailable) and finally the release of homing pigeons set the day off well.

All three rinks at West Coffs were full of competitors who travelled from all parts of the ditrict to play.

And at the end of it all, what would a Commonwealth Games day be without the winners being presented with their gold, silver and bronze medals?

A fun day had by all but if you see some lady bowlers a little casual about what's going on in Melbourne over the next two weeks, at least now you know it's because they've seen it all before.



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