Narooma men's bowls
Social Bowls Winners Circle
Wednesday, February 27
AFTER the morning’s rain a pleasing total of 54 bowlers (seven rinks of triples and two of pairs) attended for the afternoon $200 Jackpot social bowls. As the Jackpot was not won, the winners of the day were chosen by lucky rinks, and those winners were the team of Bill Wilton, Mo Hinds and Garry Breust, 22 shots narrowly over Barry Stevens, John Muir and Alan Connor 20 shots.
The second placed team consisted of Henk Koster, Brian Kelly, and Joe Halsey, 27 shots, over The Duck, (duck season can't come quick enough) Peter McKay and John Child, not nearly enough. The third placed side of John Downie, Warren Bender and Col Armstrong were also mean to their opponents by scoring 35 shots to the 17 shots scored by Brian Seaman, Dennis Maggs and John Breust.
On the next jackpot day the jackpot will be worth $220, so make sure you check the notice board and enter a team, or single names.
Friday, March 1
There were 14 bowlers brave whatever the weather may deal up to them and finished with a nice afternoon for bowls. The winners on the day were the president of vice and wife, in Merry and John Downie, over the men's club, in Sue and Warren Bender, 21 shots to 20. Good on you Sue and Warren for allowing Merry and John to win.
Saturday, March 2
A total of 24 bowlers (six rinks of pairs) contested the afternoon bowls matches, with the winners being Alan Connor and Ron (Rub-a-Dub) Tasker 37 shots over Geoff Gard and Rex Mc.Mahon, lesser number of shots.
The runners-up were Peter McKay and John Child in beating the luckless duck and Brian Kelly, 21 shots to 15. Why is it Duck, every time you change skip, that they can never get you a win?
Also played on Saturday were matches played in the grades 2 and 5 Pennant Competition. With wins going to the two Narooma sides, with the grade 2 side defeating Malua-Bay by 57 shots to 52, two rinks to one and a 5-1 points win. The winning sides were from lead to skip, Dave Lock, Jay Breust, Peter Hattam and Chris Pollock 21 shots to 17, and Dennis Maggs, Barry Lymbery, Peter Robson, and Clem Hochkins, 17 shots to 14. The losing side was John Downie, Joe Halsey, Col Armstrong and Keith Pickett, 19 shots to 21.
In the Grade 5 Narooma defeated Tuross Head two rinks to one, 5 points to 1 and 63 shots to 55. The winning sides from lead to skip were Ken Fitzpatrick, John Muir, Peter Jones and Owen Clark 26 shots to 20, and Ron Douglass, Ivan Hodges, Warren Bender and Joe Mejlak, 24 shots to 16. The losing side consisted of Paul Read, Jef McKusker, Stan Bordiuk and Neville Mitchell 13 shots to 19.
On Saturday, March 9 both pennant grades will be playing at Narooma again in matches we really need to win.
Club Major Singles Championship matches
In one of the semi-final games Barry Lymbery defeated John Downie in what ended up being a closer tussle than in the early stages of the match, in the other semi.
Clem Hochkins defeated Peter Robson in another tight match. Both Barry, in his first ever final, and Clem will play off for the title on Thursday March 13. Good luck to both players.
District singles and senior singles championships got under way on Sunday, March 3 after being washed out from the week before. In the Singles, played at Moruya, Narooma had a number of entrants with wins going to Jay Breust, John Breust and Keith Pickett. They all advance to the next round and hopefully better things to come.
The senior singles played at Narooma. Only one of our reps made it to the third round and that was Clem Hochkins. The same goes for Clem go on to bigger things.
Until next time this is "Ditch Rink "signing off
Narooma women’s bowls
ON Tuesday, February 26 there was only one game of triples and one rink of pairs for social bowls. Other regular bowlers were fulfilling pennant commitments, with one team away.
The day's rink winners were Gail Palmer, Rita Koster (visiting) and Merrie Downie (skip), who won by just a shot after getting away to a good start, from Betty Greenshields, Aileen Short and Kay Knowles (skip).
The raffle was won by a lucky lady visiting from the Batemans Bay pennant team.
No birthdays to report this week.
Friday Mixed Social Bowls is on again this week. The jackpot has climbed again, commencing at $716 and all teams have a chance to win.
Diary Note: Entry sheet for the Major Singles will be on the notice board soon.
THE Men's Minor Singles champion for 2013 is Peter Townend. Well done "Pom" who defeated a gracious Bernie Jones in the final held last Sunday Congratulations to you both.
Social results: Monday February 25: In an open draw, the winners were Jack Harris, Bob Peady and Peter Drake with the most shots up, runners up were Peter Pickett, Alec Flack and Ray Dunbar with the resting toucher going to Peter Benson. The $244 jackpot was not won.
Thursday February 28 was washed out.
Friday March 1: Twilight bowls winners were Neil Fraser and Jeff "daddy of the year" Hobson from Frank "Bulldoggie" Mele and Ray "the Raiders" Dunbar. The resting toucher was not won.
What a mob of keen bowlers are the Dalmeny crew - given the chance not to play due to the consistent showers of rain, all 12 players elected to play and they played on through three or four showers without stopping (How keen is that?) Frank and Ray continued won by six shots over Mark and Tony; the Browns stopped Joe and Brendan's winning streak with a nine all draw. The two 'L's', Luke and Leigh were losers with Neil and Jeff coming out on top by seven shots.
With only a few weeks left, Brendan still leads the points score on 50 points, from Frank on 45 and Joe on 44. Thanks go to Ron Dunk for filling in on the committee duty while 'Aussie' Pete was away. Thanks Ron
See you all next week when we'll give you an update on how our pennant teams are 'firing'.
Our best wishes go to Chris Stent who is taking time off from her usual role of being the club correspondent to help look after her mum who is ill.
Work by the executive committee has commenced preparing for our major event for the year, the South Coast Shield, and is well under way. There is a lot to do and members are invited to help in one of the many tasks still to be filled. If you would like to be involved just ring Ken Cole; he is waiting anxiously for your call.
Reminders - The Patron's Plate will be on next Sunday so come along and enjoy the games and the ‘afters’. The final night of Twilight Croquet is coming up on the March 22 and is combined with the Shirley Kemp Memorial fun night. Mark your calendar and come along and enjoy the fun.
Gateball was scheduled for last week but the rain defeated the planning. Remember for next month that Gateball will be on the first Saturday of the month. Come along and enjoy the challenge.
Last week’s results
Twilight Golf Croquet: Gay Commins/Sandra Bird 7 defeated Sue Herfort/Edna Falkiner 5; Thelma Colling 7 defeated Pearl Hanson 3; Sandra Bird 7 defeated Thelma Colling 5; Pearl Hanson/Edna Falkiner 7 defeated Gay Commins/Sue Hertfort 6.
Golf Croquet: Sandra Bird/Peg Terry 7 defeated John Wilson/Delma Taylor 3; Thelma Colling 7 defeated John Wilson/Peg Terry 6; John Wilson/Sandra Bird 7 defeated Peg Terry/Delma Taylor 3; Alex Nitsche/Pearl Hanson 7 defeated John Wilson/Peg Terry 6; Pearl Hanson/John Wilson defeated Peg Terry/Alex Nitsche 6.
Association Croquet: Leslie Hurman/Alex Nitsche 9 defeated Sue Hertfort/Pearl Hanson 6; in a three cornered game Leslie Hurman 10 defeated Helene Muir 9 and Sue Hertfort 9.