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Lawn bowlers contest the Josie Sue San Memorial Shield

1/October/2021
Sixty-four lady bowlers took to the green and competed in the Josie Sue San Memorial Shield at South Johnstone Bowls Club.

A FULL green of sixty-four lady bowlers from the Tropical Far North District recently participated in the Josie Sue San Memorial Shield, hosted by South Johnstone Bowls Club.

There were sixteen teams from Innisfail, South Johnstone, Silkwood, Tully, Gordonvale, Edmonton, West Cairns, Mareeba, Marlin Coast, Cairns, Edge Hill, Mossman, Atherton, and Yungaburra clubs.

Teams of four played three games of 16 ends and at the end of the day, Edmonton 1 team claimed the prize money and the Shield.

The winning Edmonton 1 team was made up of Christine Populin, Lois Ceely, Denise Quinn, and Daphne Begg.

Dareyle Hester, Judy Rick, Glennis Buttigieg, and Terry McAlary from Edmonton 2 team finished second, whilst Atherton was in third place.

All ladies enjoyed the hospitality of the South Johnstone Bowls Club who supplied morning and afternoon teas.

This annual TFNQDLBA event is held in honour and memory of well-respected bowler, Josie Sue San, from the Cairns and District Ladies Bowls Club.

It was first held in 2019 at Brothers Edmonton Club and is organised by Josie’s daughters Terese (Terry) McAlary and Sheryn Logan each year, with the venue rotated between the CLBA, FNQLBA, and ATHLBA areas.

Sue San was a member of the Cairns Club and held many official positions at club and district levels.

Her final official position, which she held with great pride, was as Patron of the Cairns and District Ladies Bowls Club.

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