IT WAS a match for the ages at Cockburn Bowls Club when Cockburn’s oldest member Ron Collis challenged Kwinana’s youngest player Josh Burgess (9) to a friendly competition.
Sixty competitors played in the annual Cockburn Kwinana Cup Challenge with Cockburn taking out first place, winning eight of 12 games.
Mr Collis (90), a member of the Cockburn bowls club for more than 50 years, was named club patron this year and still occasionally teaches the game to new members.
Cockburn Bowls president Pat McBride said young Josh was congratulated at the end of the day by a number of the older players.
“Josh’s standard was quiet good. He showed great potential for the future,” McBride said.
“The only thing was his shot strength with the full length jack, he just couldn’t quiet reach it.”
Next year Cockburn Bowls Club, with support from Bowls WA, will introduce a new game using rubber balls to encourage younger players to be more involved.