After a hiatus of five years Doncaster Bowling Club held their “Fours Classic Tournament.” Including Doncaster B.C. there were 14 different Clubs represented, 13 from metropolitan Melbourne and one from the country.

Starting at 9-30am, the play consisted of four games each of ten ends. There was a two course luncheon provided at the finish of the second game and then after the fourth game it was time for afternoon tea, and raffles. The conclusion was the announcement of the prize winners.

Thankyou to all who donated the 13 raffle prizes. The 13 different winners went away quite happy.

Thankyou especially to McKenzie Aged Care who were the sponsors also to Maria Tsatas and Rachel Kelson who came to represent the company. They left information pamphlets and gifts at each place setting and presented the prize envelopes to the winners.

Four teams won all four games. When games won, ends won and shots up were calculated …..

….the winning team of the day was a team from MCC, Dinesh Balgovind, Cheryl Muttock, Stewart Paxton and Tim O’Meara with 47 points.

Second place went to a Fitzroy team with 36 points. Their team was Jack McNab, Cloe Scherger. Eridani Wheeler and Will Mays.

Third place was the team from Ivanhoe with 34 points . The players were Adrian Ballinger, Max McGuire, Duane McDonald and Ray O’ Halloran.

Also there were prizes for the best first, second, third and fourth games, these were just calculated on shots up, as well there was an encouragement prize. So……

…..for the first game it was a composite team from Mulgrave/ Doncaster.

The second game went to another composite team,

Third game was a Heathmont team, which from the names submitted it was a family affair!

The winners in fourth game came from Doncaster.

Plus the “ encouragement award” which went to this team. (one member had already left.)

Here is a selection of photos taken during the day.

A big thankyou to Robert Bateup, Phil Rock and Tim Fewster who were the main organisers, to Fran Broadfoot and her Social Club Ladies who worked in the kitchen, to the bar boys, and to Gordon Windley for some of the photos.

Lyn Goodman.