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Sports: Muirs Invitationals strikes again with smashing results

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Felix Ditri, Jamie Conway, Peter Roberts and Chris Vellios, along with Anthony Stubberfield from carnival sponsor Muirs of Manjimup.
Camera IconFelix Ditri, Jamie Conway, Peter Roberts and Chris Vellios, along with Anthony Stubberfield from carnival sponsor Muirs of Manjimup. Credit: Supplied/Damian Lloyd

Teams from all over the South West descended on Manjimup last week to compete in the highly anticipated two-day Muirs Invitationals competition.

Twelve teams of four took to the greens at Manjimup Country Club, with local Manjimup and Pemberton teams competing over six rounds against sides travelling from across the South West and Perth, including Boyup Brook, Donnybrook, Eaton, Busselton, Nannup, Ellenbrook and Inglewood.

Pemberton’s Felix Ditri, Jamie Conway, Chris Vellios and Bridgetown’s Peter Roberts were declared as the champions of the carnival, with Manjimup’s Paul Wood, Damian Lloyd, John Omodei and Robert Kammann coming behind as the runner-ups and Ted Reilly, Mike Nagle, Paul Wilson, Ross Thomas, from Eaton and Harvey, came in third place.

The carnival also had a Calcutta auction, taken by Busselton’s Bill Gardiner, and a raffle with a prize including Bendotti marron, Bogoias vegetables, wine from both Peos Estate and Truffle Hill, which was won by Ross Bryant, of Perth, along with Manjimup’s Mike Cully, Julie East and Dawn Peos.

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Kevin Connor, of Boyup Brook, bowls.
Camera IconKevin Connor, of Boyup Brook, bowls. Credit: Daniel Hocking

Manjimup’s Paul Wood said the tournament was full of great players.

Robin White, of Boyup Brook, delivers his bowl.
Camera IconRobin White, of Boyup Brook, delivers his bowl. Credit: Daniel Hocking

He also said the Invitational gave Manjimup the opportunity to host a variety of teams and thanked the sponsors for their support of the carnival.

“It’s a great opportunity for the town of Manjimup to host different players from around of the area and show everyone’s bowling ability,” he said.

Bill Gardiner, of Busselton, delivers his bowl.
Camera IconBill Gardiner, of Busselton, delivers his bowl. Credit: Daniel Hocking

However, he said a couple of planned teams had to pull out because of a lack of accommodation.

“The only problem was that we couldn’t get accommodation in Manjimup and it makes it very hard.”

“We miss out on a couple of seeds who couldn’t get accommodation.”

Manjimup's Damian Lloyd delivers his bowl.
Camera IconManjimup's Damian Lloyd delivers his bowl. Credit: Daniel Hocking

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