After an extended period without any carnivals/tournaments, the Men’s Sub Club held a three day Carnival on May 17, 18 and 19. The weather was very kind and the greens got better and better everyday. A big thanks to the greens staff for their great work! Overall the numbers were down but there were enough for there to be very competitive bowls in each of the events.

The first event was mixed pairs with 16 teams. We had several visitors from Picton and Camden. Local teams dominated the prize winners. Denise and Bruce Lidbury came first with 3 wins and a plus 41 shot margin. Rita and Noel Downie came second with 3 wins plus 33. Rose Farrington and Allan Etheredge finished third with 2 wins plus 20. Best last game went to Peter Davies and Gail Page.

The event on Wednesday the 18th was open triples. There were 14 teams and we were joined by some strong teams from Canberra and Dubbo. Peter Davies, Joel Hilliard and Gail Page survived a tough last game to come first with 3 wins and plus 34. Rose Farrington joined Peter and Irene Macdonald to finish second with 3 wins and plus 24. They edged out the Canberra side of Shane Allen, Michael Corby and Dale Budnick on a count back on the number of ends won. The best last game went to Marlou and Phil Rollason and Lorraine Bird.

Open Pairs were played on Thursday with visitors taking the spoils in an event where there were no 3 game winners! In fact 9 teams won two games and only one side failed to win a game! Michael Corby (Canberra) and Craig Godwin (Ulladulla) won the day with 2 wins plus 20 just ahead of Canberra’s Shane Allen and Dale Budnick on 2 wins and plus 19. Peter Davies and Gail Page rounded off a successful carnival when they were third with 2 wins and plus 8. Best last game went to Jim Madden and Bruce Magilton.

A big thanks to everyone who helped in running the event. A special thanks must go to the club staff – the greens staff, the bar staff and the kitchen. As always members of the womens club gave invaluable help in taking lunch orders and selling raffle tickets. Sincere thanks to Irene Macdonald and Rose Farrington for all the work they do. Finally, Andrew Farrington, our dedicated bowls organiser spent many hours making sure all the parts of organising and running a carnival fitted together.