Narooma men’s bowls
Social bowls winners’ circle
NO bowls on Wednesday as everyone was recovering from the day before.
On Friday there were two triples and one pairs match with the straw draw winners being James Micallef (visiting from Liverpool), Charlie Buhagar (visiting from Casino) and their brother-in-law Joe Mejlak (skip) who had a great match with scores level at nine all, 10 all and 11 all before they put down some great bowls to take the match 20 to 17 against Carol Klyne (visiting from Melbourne) Arthur Considine and Warren Bender (skip)
On Saturday we saw six rinks of Triples, striving to get that last win in for the year, dressed in the finest threads that Santa could provide. First prize went to a trio of Melbourne visitors, Ron Main, Steve Lowey and Ian Ewing (skip) who had a close match early to lead 13 to 10 after 16 ends before they really put the foot down to take the last five ends for a 27 to 10 win over James Micallef, Charlie Buhagar and Joe Mejlak (skip). Second out and continuing on their recent top form were Dennis Maggs, Geoff Gard and John Muir (skip) who led early then were 14 all after 15 ends before they kicked clear for a 22 to 15 win over Col Spears, Clyde Maslen and Neville Mitchell (skip).
Joe's Special day on Sunday was enjoyed by 16 bowlers with lucky winners being Geoff Thompson, Bev Kellerman and regular visitor from Melbourne, Martin Klyne (skip) who had a fantastic contest with Darryl Goodridge (visiting Dad, Kevin), Sue Bender and Gerry Simmons (skip). Scores were level on six occasions before Martin's team came up with the winning shot on their last bowl for an exciting 19 to 18 win.
For your diary
• Have a happy and healthy 2013 with much happiness and success.
• Am I biased in thinking the Men's and Women's Bowling Club will be bigger and better in 2013?
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
Social bowls winners’ circle
Wednesday, December 19 was Turkey Day and 42 bowlers turned up in the hope of taking home the Christmas dinner. The Maggsy Draw came out as closest winning margin and the turkeys, plus cash, went to the formidable trio of Mauri Ferguson, Alan Connor and Joe Halsey (skip) who were down 15 to 18 after 18 ends before they strung together a couple of good ends to tie up the game 20 to 19 over Warren Bender, John Downie and Neville Mitchell (skip). Second prize, of more turkeys, went to Joe Borg, Brian Kelly and Brian Freeth (skip) who also finished strongly to come from down 16 to 20 after 19 ends to pluck their opponents Ron Douglass, Dennis Crowe and Rod Howard (skip) 23 to 20.
Only 28 bowlers turned up on Saturday, December 22 to get one more game in before Santa brings their new set of bowls for Christmas. Straw draw winners were Dennis Maggs, Peter Pisanos and Peter Hattam (skip) who were on song early and wrapped things up for a 20 to 11 win over Kevin Calloway, Mo Hinds and Garry Breust (skip). Second out were Brian, 'Ned', Kelly who is in great form at present, and Tony Gors (skip) who were heard to say they hoped there was no rain 'dear' to interrupt their match which they had parcelled up early as they played sparkling bowls to defeat Jeff McCusker and Kelly Haywood (skip) 26 to 14.
My grandson asked me for a pet spider for Christmas, so I went to our nearest pet shop but they were $70! Blow that I thought, I can get one cheaper on the web.
Club Dalmeny bowls
SOCIAL results: Sunday December 23: Sunday Jackpot Bowls: Winners were Alec Flack, Peter Pickett and Daniel Flack.
Monday December 24: Winners were Peter Pickett, Peter Drake and Ray Wilson from runners up Bob Fell, Joe Borg and John Lonergan with the resting toucher going to Dave Locke. The $234 jackpot was not won.
Thursday December 26: Winners were Dudley Drake, Joe Borg and Bill Gourley from runners up Ray Wilson, Jeff Loudoun and Jack Harris. The jackpot was not won.
Friday Twilights December 27: Winners were 'AJ', Mark and Marty Seaman from runners up Peter Benson and Pete 'Pom' Townend with the resting toucher going to Marty Turner.
The Seaman crew of 'AJ', Mark and Marty won the shoot out after being tied on the last end against the games front runners of new comers, Jeff Hobson, "Bass" and Ray Dunbar. Poor Joe and Brendan could not overcome a first end loss of five against Luke and Marty Turner who ended up winners by three. The 'Pommy' Pete and 'Aussie' Pete combination had to fight hard against Frank (who bent them like Beckham) and partner Don Brown, thanks mainly to a six on one end although countered by a five by their opposites on the second last end to come out winners by three.
At the halfway point in the Twilight season, Luke leads on 24 points from Brendan on 23 points and Frank on 22 points for the "Twilight Bowler of 2012/13 Season". Happy New Year to you all. (Pete)
Bowlers, the Minor Singles Championship draw has been done and it's up on the board now.
TWILIGHT Croquet starts Friday and will continue till March 29; 4pm till 6pm. Come and try! Players are required to wear flat sole shoes, equipment supplied. Meals are available after play. Venue is Dalmeny Sporting Club.
Croquet is played on Sundays, Tuesday, and Thursdays 9am till 1pm. Visitors and come and try folks all welcome. For further information contact Ken Cole the president 4476-7267.
Diary Dates for 2013:
Patron’s Plate: January 6; General Meeting: February 25; Shirley Kemp Trophy: March 22; State of Origin: April 21; Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles: April 10 and 11; Golf Croquet Handicap Singles: May 8 and 9; South Coast Shield Tournament: May 24, 25, 26; AGM and General Meeting: July 28.