Ziggy still plays great bowls

DAYLESFORD man Zygmunt Tratkiewicz, better known as Ziggy around town, has been playing bowls for the past 30 years.
Nanjing Night Net

The 97-year-old is a regular participant at the Daylesford Bowls Club Saturday pennant competition.

Ziggy said he joined the Daylesford Bowling Club in 1983 when he moved from Poland.

“I used to play at the Ballarat Bowling Club in the over 80’s competition,” he said.

“I won two completions.”

Proving he still has the Midas touch, Ziggy said only two weeks ago he scored one of his highest totals in a game of bowls.

“We were playing in a group and we managed to get a couple of eights, which is one of the highest scores you can get,” he said.

Ziggy said the best thing about playing bowls was getting some fresh air and exercise.

“I like the sport,” he said.

“I get satisfaction when I play bowls.

“I like the club and the people.”

Daylesford division 8 bowls team Zyg Tratkiewicz, Bill Hetherington, Gwen Robinson and Joan Field.

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