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Morningside bowler to represent SA in world championships

Country club sends Morningside bowler to championships with a donation for good luck in representing South Africa.

Morningside County Club (MCC) bowler Louise Evans was awarded R5 000 for her accomplishment in qualifying for the International Bowls for the Disabled tournament.
MCC Bowls chairman Roger Hagerty announced this club donation on May 14.

“This is the first time Louise gets to represent South Africa as a disability bowler. She’s had a fantastic two years, mainly since she joined this club – I think that’s part of the reason,” Hagerty said jokingly.
“We say well done to Louise for her achievements in the past few years. We wish her luck. It’s the world championships, and we know she’s going to do well. Louise, just enjoy the whole experience.”

Jason and Louise Evans.

Evans’ journey as a bowler began in 2018, a few years after suffering a stroke in 2011. She said she was inspired to take up the sport by her husband, Jason – the current number-one ranked bowler in South Africa – whom she met and fell in love with in 2001. “He’s a huge inspiration to me, and I wouldn’t have carried this on without him,” Evans added. “I needed something to help with recovery and exercise, so I took up bowls, and I found that I loved it, and I was okay at it.

“I carried on playing, and now I’m hooked,” said Evans, who will be playing in both singles and pairs games in the tournament which will be held in Ekurhuleni from May 18–30. “I’m looking forward to it. We’re all getting together on May 17 for a team meeting beforehand, the opening ceremony on May 18, and we start play on May 19.”
She concluded in 2019, she played in the disability nationals and won two silver medals.
“All I had wanted, back then, was to win one game, and I ended with two silver medals.”

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