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Bluff bowler secures bronze in national competition

Bluff Bowling Club’s David James Dunn clinched bronze in the Physically Disabled Bowlers South Africa (PDBSA) National Pairs competition.

DAVID James Dunn, a member of The Bluff Bowling Club, demonstrated remarkable prowess and perseverance during the Physically Disabled Bowlers South Africa (PDBSA) National Singles and Pairs event hosted at the Helderberg Bowling Club in Cape Town recently.

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In the singles category, Dunn showcased his skill by securing victory in three of the five games within his section, narrowly missing advancement to the playoffs. Undaunted by this setback, he redirected his focus to the Pairs category, joining forces with Stephan Greyvenstein. Together, they displayed outstanding synergy, winning all three games in their section.

Their cohesive teamwork propelled them into the semi-finals, where they encountered formidable opposition in an 18-ends match. Despite narrowly missing the opportunity to contend for first or second place, Dunn and Greyvenstein emerged triumphant in the bronze medal match against seasoned bowlers Deon van der Vyver and Eddie van der Heiden.

Reflecting on his tournament experience, Dunn expressed gratitude for the chance to compete alongside some of the nation’s top disabled bowlers.

Dunn was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 2019. “It is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause some of the bones in the spine, called vertebrae, to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched posture,” explained Dunn.

Dunn added that his bronze medal is a symbol of his determination to succeed in bowls.

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