Summer bowls and swimming success in Sydney

Summer bowls and swimming success in Sydney

Maccabi NSW bowlers at their end-of-year Festival of Bowls at Double Bay Bowling Club late last month.
Maccabi NSW bowlers at their end-of-year Festival of Bowls at Double Bay Bowling Club late last month.

Maccabi ends year on a high

MORE than 80 Maccabi NSW lawn bowlers ended 2021 on a high with a Festival of Bowls carnival at Double Bay from December 26-30, featuring daily afternoon triples competitions, and a big barbecue dinner.

The overall winners were Rod Silber, Brandon Conway and Phil Joel.

Shmuel Abrahams was named the winner of the Bernie Garden recognition award for his lifetime membership and support of Maccabi NSW lawn bowls, and his volunteer work for many communal organisations.

It capped off a great year on the greens for Maccabi members, with many winning tournaments, and end-of-year awards, at Double Bay Bowling Club.

In the women’s, these include most improved bowler Frances Raines, major singles champion Barbara Shotland, members of the winning major fours team Marna Morris and Kathy Passman, and major pairs winners Pam Stein and Shotland.

The latter also won Double Bay’s mixed pairs title with Brandon Conway.

In the men’s, Lance Shofer was the minor singles champion, Pepe Glick won the major singles, Phil Joel and Conway were the pairs champions, and Jack Kampel, Sol Caganoff and Les Lilian were part of the winning major fours team.

Maccabi in the swim at MetSea

MACCABI NSW Swimming Club began 2022 with a small but enthusiastic group of eight swimmers swapping two days of their school holidays for an opportunity to compete in the 2022 MetSea (Metropolitan South East Area) Long Course Swimming Championships.

Held on January 7 and 8 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Maccabi’s team comprised of Savannah Goldring, Ruby Wales, Ella Leshetz, Elodie Jewell, Jessica Levy, Tamryn Schubert, Samuel Mervis and Elijah Raif.

Maccabi swimmer Savannah Goldring at the 2022 MetSea Swimming Championships, wearing her two medals from the meet.

The club posted on Instagram “first long course meet for 2022 – the Metsea championships with a slightly smaller crew. Looking forward to plenty more [events]. We’ll done everyone, and get we’ll soon to those who couldn’t swim”.

Jewish swimmers from other clubs who also entered the Metsea Championships included Alex Thompson from City of Sydney Aquatic Club, and KRB Swim Club members Sam Penkin, Ariella Levy, and Jasmin Ezekiel.

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