A total of 63 bowlers registered for this annual event, sponsored by Spraggon and George. Entries were relatively evenly matched between Australia and the Rest of the World, although a couple of of late-nominating Australians were surprised to find themselves reassigned for the afternoon to balance the numbers.
Eight rinks of fours were contested with teams created by Trevor Orton in a delicate balance of abilities and interests. Matches were played over 18 ends on A and C Greens under very pleasant conditions.
In contrast to 2022, when ROW suffered a flogging, this time around the foreigners triumphed by 5 rinks to 3 and 132 shots to 118. The highest winning margin was recorded by Bob Mulroy’s team (playing for ROW in case you could not tell from his accent), followed by Ron Rogers (Australia), while the prizes for best national costume went to Charmaine Harris (ROW) and the Hutchinsons (Aus). The contest was played in very good spirits and the sausage sizzle put on afterwards by Ian Lucas and helpers was greatly appreciated.
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