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Community bowls: Team KB take home Doc Ryan cup after five weeks of healthy competition and camaraderie

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
2023 Doc Ryan Memorial winners, team KB.
Camera Icon2023 Doc Ryan Memorial winners, team KB. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

In an exciting to community bowsl for 2023, team KB took out the grand final win after defeating the highly skilled Cosy Creek C’s with teamwork and consistency.

After five weeks of healthy competition in the 2023 Doc Ryan Memorial, 12 out of the 38 teams competed in the finals last Thursday night in a final night of community and camaraderie.

The wet weather did nothing to deter the players who put their all into their last game for 2023.

Presentations followed the games where team KB were declared the winners after hearty burgers and several rounds of the highly anticipated spin-the-wheel raffles.

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Runners-up where Cosy Creek C’s, while team Aim High came in third.

Dog Bowls walked away with the wooden spoon, beaten by Ladies Loving Life.

In his speech, event organiser Mike Cully said he was grateful to everyone for getting involved in another successful year of community bowls and the committee for making it happen.

A recent addition to the award list saw all three East Timor teams celebrated with medals for best international teams which was met with great celebration and applause.

Mr Cully said it was fantastic to see the men get involved in their community and do so well for there first foray into the sport.

Full finalist ladder

East Timor 4, Almighty Whiteants 5, Ipsen Group 6, Farm Talk 7, East Timor Vegetables 8, Tiger Boys 9, Girls Girls Girls 10

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