The Bateau Bay women’s bowls fours team of Di Chalklin, Lyn Farah, Di Edwards and Julie Cox have won the Central Coast District Fours and Regional Fours Championship.
They will now join the Bateau Bay men’s teams at the State Championships at Dubbo in March next year.
Having defeated Ettalong in an exceptionally hard game by one shot in the Central Coast District Championship at Ourimbah RSL Bowling Club, they then travelled to Charlestown Bowling Club and defeated the Lake Macquarie District Belmont team by three shots in another thriller.
The win earns them the opportunity to go to Dubbo and play against other regions in the state for the NSW title.
Club Presidents Karen McKay and Kevin Russell said that with the three divisions of the Bateau Bay men’s pairs plus the Zone Men’s Senior Singles Champion having qualified for the state championships, it was exciting to now have one of the women’s teams qualified for Dubbo.
The opportunity for women in sport is growing exponentially and since unification at state and club level, women’s bowls at Bateau Bay has been a worthy recipient with women of all ages now having an opportunity to enjoy competitive sport and be able to progress to higher levels.