NORTH Haven Bowling Club’s 54th Riverview Carnival is in full swing.
The carnival was opened by mayor Peter Besseling on Saturday morning alongside Gary McLoughlin, chairman of the club, and Shane Globits carnival organiser. Mr Besseling rolled the first bowl, possibly the worst bowl ever to glide down the greens at North Haven, to mark the start of competition.
“I was expecting it to curve back in, but it just didn’t,” Mr Besseling told the 126-odd bowlers as they chortled at his effort.
The Riverview Carnival sees some 1600 men and women bowlers visit the Camden Haven for the week-long event. Bowlers come from all over, mainly from Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast, some from as far as Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
“Some visitors have been very loyal to the carnival over the years with one team from Soldiers Point making the trip for the 23rd year in a row,” Shane said.
“While bowling is the event they have come for, with $1400 a day in prize money on offer, it’s a great chance for the bowling fraternity to catch up socially and we have plenty of events through the week for them to do just that.”
For more information regarding the carnival please contact Shane Globits 0423891075 firstname.lastname@example.org