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Pennants fly high at the Bidgee Classic

The Bidgee Classic Invitational Fours had a cracker of a weekend once again. 
16 June 2017

The Bidgee Classic Invitational Fours had a cracker of a weekend once again. 
“They came, they played for the $10,000 prize pool, they had a great time, they ate 
heartily all weekend, then they left,” Bidgee committee member Vicki Maher said.
The Bidgee is in its 13th year now, and still draws a considerable crowd. According to Ms Maher, there were 136 bowlers in the Bidgee, along with their families and spectators.
“Teams came from across NSW, ACT and some from Victoria as well with Bowling Clubs represented from Rivett,  Lyons,  Alexandria,  Torrens,  Cobram,  Cootamundra,  Culcairn,  Maryborough,  Moruya, Goul-burn, Clayton, Temora, Cheltenham, Wagga, Lavington, Echuca, Curtin, Bulli, Griffith, Holbrook, Merrylands, Batlow, Rivett, Albury and of course, Narrandera.
“We receive nothing but positive comments from tournament goers while they are here.  
They love coming to Narrandera for the friendly community, great shopping and sightseeing.  
“The Tournament receives great comments, which is reassuring. A very common one is ‘this tournament is nothing like any other tournament, that’s why we come back’.” 
There can only be one winner of the tournament, and this year the first place prize went to the Wagga team for the second year in a row. Pedro Rudd, Terry Hensel, Oompah Hentherinton, and Geoff Holt were the 2017 winners, taking home a share of the hefty prize pool.
Ms Maher said that the weekend’s was the work of many hands.
“As I’ve said before, the tournament would not be possible without the support of sponsors and the help of the many enthusiastic volunteers who give a little or a lot of their time, not only over the three tournament days, but leading up to and following as well.
“The kitchen staff and volunteers worked faultlessly and provided a fantastic menu from early breakfast to evening dinners over the three days, not forgetting Bek’s winter warming soups.
“A huge thank you goes to Sameera for her superb entertainment on Sunday night. We also thank the many accommodation providers and local businesses in Narrandera for looking after our guests so well,” Ms Maher said.

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