Seniors strike out

INSTEAD of being bowled over by the big five-oh, Jenny Moore could not wait to turn 50 — so she could join her friends in their favourite tournament.

When the dedicated bowler saw her slightly-senior friends having fun in Over-50s Ten Pin Bowling tournament several years ago, she tried to join in — but was told she was too young.

“They told me I had to wait six years,” Mrs Moore said.

It was all worthwhile in the end, with Mrs Moore now a part of the Bundaberg over 50s team and loving every minute of it.

“These guys have so much fun, and some of the antics they get up to are unbelievable — they’re a real hoot!” she said.

Her team mate Dana King described the team as “a big family”.

But while the atmosphere is friendly, the competition can be serious.

Four teams travelled from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to take part in a five-day challenge that wound down yesterday.

“It’s been a tough competition, but we have had a lot of fun,” Logan City VIP League member Helen Massie said.

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