Young Bowling Club set for centenary celebrations

Young Bowling Club has a massive week of activities planned to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The club has five days of bowls scheduled and an anniversary dinner set for Saturday night, May 22.

A number of special guests will be visiting Young throughout the week, many will be speaking at the dinner.

Bowls Australia president Bob Boorman, NSW Women's president Pam Andrich, past-president of Bowls NSW Vince Beard, Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple and Mick O'Connor, Zone 8 Bowls Association president, are just some of the guests who will join the celebrations.

Past players, committee members and life members will return. Bowls competitions, consisting of full fields and worth $5000 prizemoney in total, will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

A ladies' pairs event will begin proceedings on Monday, followed by an open pairs competition on Tuesday, then the men's pairs will battle on Wednesday and Thursday before an open triples event on Saturday.

Bowlers will be visiting from far and wide, and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is expected to drop in on Wednesday.

Following play on Saturday, more than 100 guests will attend the centenary dinner at the Young Bowling Club.

A cake on Saturday night will be cut by the club's two longest-established playing members.