The team of Steve Harris, Martin Gosper, Kevin Robinson and Rex Johnston (Tuncurry Beach) were defeated in the semi-final of the State Fours. In the round of 16 they had a comfortable 24-8 win over a team from Harbord, they followed up with a hard fought 24-18 win over Tumut. In the semi-final they found the team from Narooma too good and went down 21-13. Narooma then went on and won the final

In the Presidents Pairs Mark Anderson and John O’Malley (Forster) were defeated in the round of 16.

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It is with sadness that we have been notified of the passing of Robert (Bob) Bell on the 4th of October.

Bob played at various clubs in the Taree area and was a long standing member of Taree Leagues Club. Bob also served on the Executive of the Manning District holding the position of Secretary until 2010.

Funeral arrangements:  Cremation on Sunshine Coast, Wednesday 11th October. Graveside Internment of Ashes, Friday 20th October, Oxley Island Cemetery at 11 a.m. followed by refreshments in the hall.

As a mark of respect bowlers attending are asked to wear their club uniform.

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Rex Johnston OAM (TB) has been elected as a director on the Board of Bowls NSW, and Zone President Harry Williams (F) has been reappointed as a member of the State Umpires Committee. We wish both Rex and Harry success in carrying out their duties.

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Congratulations to Rex Johnston OAM after the announcement by Bowls Australia¬† that both himself and Kelvin Kerkow OAM would be elevated to Legend Status at the sport’s hall of fame and awards night on October 26th.

They will be only the 2nd and 3rd players to receive this accolade in the sports history.

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