The 2017 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships were held at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club in Raymond Terrace from the 21st - 26th of May.
This year the competition welcomed 43 participants from South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. This matches 2016's record for the most competitors who have attended in the competitions history!
Across the six days of the competition, the players competed in Men's B5/6 Singles, Men's B7/8 Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Pairs, Women's Pairs and Open Triples.
Disability Sports Australia would like to thank Wheelchair Sports NSW and Raymond Terrace Bowling Club for hosting the event, Port Stephens Council for their generous support, the Bowls Executive Committee and Mr Lennon Scott Tournament Director for making the 2017 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships a success!
Saturday 20 May: Arrivals Day and Classification
Sunday 21 May: Welcome and Competition
Monday 22 - Thursday 25 May: Competition
Friday 26 May: Final Competition and Presentation Evening
Bronze: Hoskins/Bonnell/Bonnell (QLD)
Silver: Quinn/Baker/Buckley (SA)
Gold: Barry/Hanson/Protopapas (VIC)
Bronze: Barry/Protopapas (VIC)
Silver: Bonnell/Sellars (QLD)
Gold: Flavel/Buckley (SA)
Bronze: Morrison/Meakin (VIC)
Silver: Hunter/Benbow (NSW)
Gold: Hoskins/Bonnell (QLD)
Men's B5/6 Singles
Bronze: Matthew Barrie (ACT)
Silver: Tony Bonnell (QLD)
Gold: Liam Buckley (SA)
Men's B7/8 Singles
Bronze: Ken Hanson (VIC)
Silver: Chris Flavel (SA)
Gold: Josh Barry (VIC)
Bronze: Louise Hoskins (QLD)
Silver: Annette Goldsworthy (QLD)
Gold: Debra McGarry (QLD)
Clover-Lester Encouragement Award - Geoff Roberts (NSW)
The Clover Lester Encouragement Award was established in 2000 recognising players that are relatively new to the sport at a national level and who set a good example at all times on and off the green, displaying good sportsmanship, encouraging others and having the potential to become a good bowler. This years recipient was Geoff Roberts (NSW).
Interstate Aggregate Champions - South Australia
The Interstate Trophy is awarded to the state who has the highest points on aggregate across disciplines and classes and divided by the number of players on the team. This years winner was South Australia.
Photos from the 2017 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships coming soon!
The following states and territories competed for the National Championships.
NEW SOUTH WALES
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
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