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Belconnen's room for improvement

Belconnen Bowling Club is looking to build a new home to replace club rooms that started out as a tin shed.

Belconnen, which has been in discussions with the ACT Government, wants to subdivide the existing land to create a clubhouse and a state-of-the-art green, which might be synthetic.

The proposal is in the planning stages and an architect who's been involved in several bowling club developments has been brought in.

The club received a $15,000 grant from the government's Small Club Site Redevelopment Support Scheme to undertake a feasibility study on increasing the club's income by building housing on their land.

Murphy hot

Aussie legend Karen Murphy continued her stellar year winning the women's world singles title in Adelaide on Sunday.

It comes on the back of the Australian women's champion of champions singles and pairs titles which she won at Queanbeyan in October.


Murphy won two of the five gold medals Australia won at the worlds.

She also won the triples with Lynsey Armitage and Natasha Van Eldik. Leif Selby won the men's singles title, to go with the pairs title he won with Aron Sherriff.

Sherriff also won gold in the fours, along with Wayne Ruediger, Brett Wilkie and Mark Casey.

Kelsey Cottrell and Rebecca Quail, who Murphy beat in the final at Queanbeyan, took out the women's pairs.

The Aussies also picked up two silvers from the eight events.

Duo's bonanza

A couple of Belconnen bowlers helped themselves to a share of the $4000 first prize at a recent tournament at Bathurst City.

Trent Healey and Richard Lawson partnered up with John Fitzgerald and Phil Wescott from Ashfield and were one of 54 fours teams chasing the $10,000 prize pool.