30 March, 2024

Wet weather doesn’t stop players

DESPITE flood damage to their greens, the Tully Bowls Club has decided to keep operating.

By Nick Dalton

Lino Ceccato and Joan Mercer celebrate his 90th birthday.
Lino Ceccato and Joan Mercer celebrate his 90th birthday.

Club spokeswoman Rita Pezzutto said the newly-repaired green was once again destroyed by the deluge of rain that Tully received over  February 23-24 (above right).

“Tully bowls has been damaged twice over the last few months,” she said.

“A special meeting was held on February 25 where 30 members attended. Our guest was Hill MP Shane Knuth, who outlined where we may receive help.

“A committee meeting was held on March 3 and we will keep the club running.

“We have approached South Johnston Bowls Club and they have agreed for Tully to use their green as our home green.

“Our Easter Saturday triples will be held at South Johnston.”

On February 25 the club held a special afternoon tea and 90th birthday cake for Lino Ceccato. The president Joan Mercer presented him with a special badge.

In the meantime pickleball is picking up in Tully, despite last weekend’s wet and miserable day.

Ms Pezzutto said pickleball  was played indoors at the ‘Igloo’. “We had 23 players aged from 16 to 78 years. Five of these were new players. Tully and Mission Beach Pickleball Club plays Mondays at 5.30pm, Tuesdays at 8.30am, Wednesdays at 5.30pm and Saturday at 3pm, and to accommodate everyone, as of April 4, Thursdays at 5.30pm, enter via Brosnan St,” she said.


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