This is the story of Dot Jenkinson, a local lawn bowls legend.
KEITH ROGERS (VOICEOVER): Dot would work for my father on our fruit block at Red Cliffs. In 1953, we decided we'd try and play balls. We came up to the Red Cliffs Bowling Club at least five nights a week. We played 21 up. We played because that was a real cutthroat game. We measured the balls. We did everything properly. We worked very hard to try to improve our game and become good bowlers.
We used to get in the playoffs, and we'd get beat in the first knockout of the playoffs. This happened for three or four years. Then all of a sudden, we won an event. And after that, with Dot's great ability and me trying hard, we won.
Well, without being conceited we were probably really unbeatable. We played at every tournament around the place. We won the majority of them.
People would like to beat her, but they didn't beat her very often.
-I think a natural ability in sport. She was a great sports lady. Nothing worried her. When she used to get out and play, I think she had everybody frightened to the finish. I think they were a little bit frightened of her because we used to win quite a bit. Didn't we Dorothy?
DOROTHY GRANT (VOICEOVER): We did. We did.
JOY O'RILEY (VOICEOVER): And I'd think, oh, not Red Cliffs again, so that used to make us more determined.
-I think that she definitely was an inspiration. And it was great just to watch her. If she played in the singles or any games, if you just sat back and watched, you would have learned a lot of what to do. Some of the shots, we just shook our heads. They were wonderful.
FAYE SELKRIG (VOICEOVER): I think when Dot was alive, her name would drag people from all over to come and play at Red Cliffs particularly.
When you get to play with somebody like that, well, you try to emulate them. And I thought, this is going to really make me try harder. So I think I've become a better bowler for it.
The Dot Jenkinson Ladies Pairs started in 1996, and as we've gone long, we've just grown and grown and grown. This year our tournament has 146 teams entered. And I mean, it's getting to that stage that we don't know what we're going to do with them. Well, we might to get some skyhooks and make another green hanging from the sky to fit them in.
I think Dot would be laughing, if she looked down on us, and saying, well done.
KEITH ROGERS (VOICEOVER): Everyone would like to be as good. I don't know that anyone ever will be.