Streaky Bay's Whiting Carnival proves a success

WHITING CARNIVAL: Geoff Francis observes his bowl as Peter Shepherd looks on in the background. Picture: Sue Rumbelow

WHITING CARNIVAL: Geoff Francis observes his bowl as Peter Shepherd looks on in the background. Picture: Sue Rumbelow

Streaky Bay’s historic Whiting Carnival proved another successful event, according to Streaky Bay and Districts Bowling Club president John Rumbelow.

The club welcomed 128 players from across Eyre Peninsula and throughout the country for the week-long carnival.

Players contested a range of events such as mixed pairs and fours, ladies fours and men’s fours and winners were drawn from both the local and visiting contingents.

“It was a really successful event,” Mr Rumbelow said.

“We were down on numbers from previous, but it was still a good roll-up of players, with lots of visitors, lots of returning players and some new faces too.

“We have players from Queensland, from Queanbeyan and from Kangaroo Island and we appreciate them making the trip.”

When not competing, visitors had a chance to check out other areas of Streaky Bay.

Mr Rumbelow said the carnival, in its 27th year, was an important event for Streaky Bay.

“We think its one of the biggest events held in the town with the number of visitors we get,” he said.

“They stay at caravan parks, rent houses and stay with friends.

“It is an important tradition.”