Narooma men's bowls
Social Bowls Winners Circle
WEDNESDAY, March 6 - Due to late notification of late withdrawals from the afternoon matches, it meant a lot of hard work for the afternoon’s organisers. They eventually got matches sorted out with three rinks of triples and six rinks of pairs being played, with the winners being those sides with the highest leading shot margin over five mystery ends.
So the first winning side was Garry Breust and Mario Marsh 24 shots over the Scott brothers (from Windang) 23 shots. Second placed side was Alan Connor and John Muir over Don Williams and Chris Mc Donald. Third placed side of Kevin Cullen and Ron Tasker24 shots over Barry Seaman and Dennis Maggs 14 shots.
Bowlers if you know that after nominating for bowls on any of the organised days and you will be unable to play, phone the bowls office before 10.30am on the bowls office phone on 4476 1214. The phone has an answering service.
Saturday, March 9 - A total of 26 bowlers nominated for the afternoon social bowls five rinks of pairs and one of triples. Duck season must be just around the corner as The Duck nominated to play skip, though it was not helpful to The Duck as he still did not win. Better luck next season Duck.
After all that extraordinary information the winners were Alan Connor and Ron (rub-a-dub) Tasker, again, (take note Duck) 23 shots over Mike Knight and Ray Gale, 19 shots.
The runners-up were Max Ardron and Jim Burridge (visitors) over Peter Bland and Mo Hinds.
After the days play there was a sausage sizzle for all bowlers there on the day where a presentation was made by president Warren Bender to Joe Mejlak.
Joe and his wife are leaving Narooma to live in the Shoalhaven area. Joe I am sure I speak for all at the bowling clubs when I say you will be greatly missed, and thank you for what you have done for the sport of bowls within the club. We wish you both all the best in your new location.
Also played on the afternoon were two matches in the district Pennants competition, where grade 2 opposed the Batemans Bay side and grade 5 against Bermagui.
Narooma number 2 side defeated Batemans Bay 64 shots to 54, 3 rinks to nil and 6 match points.
The Narooma sides consisted of from lead to skip, John Breust, Barry Lymbery, Peter Robson andClem Hochkins 5 shots to 14, Dave Lock, Jay Breust, Peter Hattam and Chris Pollock 24 shots to 17, and John Downie, Stan Bordiuk, Joe Halsey, and Keith Pickett, 25 shots to 21. Well done the twos.
In the Grade 5 match the Narooma side suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of Bermagui, with the score line being, Narooma 56 shots to 67, no rink win and no competition point scored.
The Narooma sides were represented by, from lead to skip, Tony Fryer, Jeff McCusker, Ivan Hodges and Neville Mitchell, 14 shots to 18, Ken Fitzpatrick, John Muir Peter Jones and Jon King, 14 shots to 19 ,and Ron Douglass, Warren Bender, Paul Read, and Joe Mejlak, 18 shots to 30.
Congratulations to Bermagui, and to Narooma, we need to pull our socks up if we want to win matches.
In his after match Greg Wale of the Batemans Bay bowling club informed all bowlers present of the imminent closure of the club at Batemans Bay on March 30. Although it was general knowledge the club was closing there were fingers crossed that was not to be the case.
In his speech Greg asked for all the district bowls clubs and players to petition council in the hope they may be able to assist in keeping this great club functioning in some way. It would be a shame for that not to be the case. So let us all try and help.
Two matches were also played in the club Major Pairs where Jay Breust and Chris Pollock defeated Warren Bender and John Downie, as well as Peter Hattam and Keith Pickett over John Breust and Greg Ryan.
Sunday, March 10 - Sunday Joes Special social resumed after a three-week break, due to rain and the District senior singles matches. The winners on the day were Daphne Radburn, Bobby Hales, Mavis Hardy and Jim Burridge 23 shots over Geoff Thompson, Carol Rogerson, Betty Burridge and Gerry Simmons 15 shots.
Also played on the day were matches involving Narooma bowlers in the District open Singles and Senior Singles. In the open singles Jay and John Breust both won their quarter-final matches but unfortunately Keith Pickett lost his match. In the semi-final matches Jay Breust came up against Shane Quinlivern of Batemans Bay and was defeated 31 to 8. Not to worry Jay, it was a learning curve for next year.
While all this was going on John Breust was playing Les Vincent but was unable to go one better than son Jay and was defeated 31 shots to 13. Congratulations to you both for making the semi-finals.
In the Senior Singles Clem Hochkins was defeated in his quarter-final Match.
Until next time this is "Ditch Rink "signing off
Narooma women’s bowls
FOURTEEN ladies gathered for social bowls last Tuesday, March 5. Both pennant teams were away from home so one game of triples and two rinks of pairs enjoyed the rather warm autumn day.
In a close game Aurelia Robinson, Carol Rogerson and Debra Cargill (skip) defeated Betty Greenshields, Daphne Radburn and Betty Tindale (visiting skip from Canberra) by one shot.
Gail Riley and Merrie Downie (skip) won their game against Rita Koster and Aileen Short (skip), then went on to take home the lucky rink prize.
Aileen did not leave empty handed however, by winning the raffle prize – well done Aileen.
Birthday greetings this week to Lyn Brackel and Aileen Short for Monday, March 11; also to Aurelia Robinson for this Saturday, March 16. Hope you all enjoy your special day.
Notice board: Entry sheet for Major Singles is on the board Round One, April 2.
Friday mixed bowls
Last Friday 27 players entered for Mixed Social Bowls and autumn turned on its best weather for the occasion. Prior to play Dawn Kenny got off to a good start by winning the raffle and then teamed with Sue Wales(lead) and Leila Gosper to defeat Betty Tindale, Alan Tindale (Canberra visitors) and Jean Vos (skip).
The rink winners were Deidre Dick (lead), Mavis Hardy and Barry Lymbery (skip), who defeated Carol Rogerson, Klaas Blink and Rex Carter (skip) by three shots.
Runners-up were Pat Wood, Gail Palmer, Gail Riley and Pieter Vos (skip) who won their game against Kath Tate and Joan Negus, who shared their game, Betty Greenshields, Debra Cargill and Kay Knowles (skip).
Despite much anticipation the jackpot remains unclaimed and next week's starting amount is $753.
Club Dalmeny bowls
Social bowls results
MONDAY, March 4 - Winners were Billy Searle, Peter Hattam and Peter Pisanos from runners up Kenny Fitzpatrick, Brian Kelly and Kenny Thomson with no resting toucher and no jackpot winners.
Thursday, March 7 - On the points system, the winners were Jeff Loudoun, Illya Naumoski and Ray Dunbar from runners up Leigh 'hi flyer' Falkiner, Keith Cook and Peter Drake with the resting toucher going to Sue Wales and the $252 jackpot went off.
Friday Twilights, March 8 - Winners were Luke Prus and Bruce Aitken from runners up Frank Mele, Peter Benson and Ray Dunbar with no resting toucher recorded.
Due to other commitments like babies and a fishing long weekend (and another 'granddaddy' in Bob Moore), 10 seasoned players including two visitors Mick and Cheryl Thorne from Surfers Paradise via Bega, made up the numbers, however, the luck was not with the visitors who teamed up with 'Postie' Joe to go down by 13 shots to Frank, 'Aussie' Peter and Ray with Mick fed up with Pete's two finger salute on many ends.
Luke and Bruce teamed up well to stay on top to win by four despite a fighting comeback from Neil and his co-pilot Leigh. Ron Dunk will look after you next week in 'Aussie' Pete's absence (thanks mate-Pete).
Dalmeny women’s bowls
DALMENY women bowlers have been busy competing successfully on the pennant greens so Tuesday social bowls was cancelled. On the weekend, the final of the club championship pairs was played in perfect conditions.
Victors, in a close match, were Eunice Drake and Barbara Wort. Runners–up were Barbara Pearce and Margaret Laker.
Congratulations ladies, and thanks to markers and umpires, and competitors during the championship rounds.
Reminder: Members, please attend the special meeting on March 27 at 10am.
THE highlight of our week has been the Patron's Trophy played on Sunday. We had a good turn up of players and the competition incorporated both association croquet and golf croquet. We were pleased to welcome Margaret Pryde to our croquet group and hope she continues to try out our lovely game.
The association croquet competition was won by Shane Carson with good score of +32 and the golf croquet was won by Gay Commins with a score of +13. Congratulations to both noting that they are both first year players. We hope they will both play at such a level in the South Coast Shield later this year although Shane will most likely play for Bermagui.
Some of the other results for the event were:
Aurelia Robertson and Gay Commins 7 defeated Maria Simpson and Alex Nitsche 4; John and June Birch 4 defeated Peg Terry and Margaret Carpenter 3; John Birch and Alex Nitsche 7 defeated Aurelia Robertson and Peg Terry 5; Margaret Carpenter and Gay Commins 7 defeated June Birch and Maria Simpson 2; Gay Commins and John Birch 7 defeated Peg Terry and Alex Nitsche 2; Margaret Carpenter and Maria Simpson 7 defeated Aurelia Robertson and June Birch 4.
John Gerrard 10 defeated Lesley Hurman 4; Shane Carson 18 defeated Marlene Gerrard 5; Pam Hamory and Pearl Hanson played a 3 all draw; Marlene Gerrard 10 defeated Lesley Hurman 3; John Gerrard 10 defeated Pam Hamory 4; Shane Carson 14 defeated Pearl Hanson 1; Shane Carson 9 defeated Pam Hamory 3; Marlene Gerrard 10 defeated John Gerrard 5; Lesley Hurman 19 defeated Pearl Hanson 6.
Our thanks to the organisers of this event and the cooks at the barbecue.
Results for the remainder of the week were;
Lesley Hurman 18 defeated Janet Jones 16
Sue Herfort and Sandra Bird 8 defeated Maria Simpson and Alex Nitsche 6; Alex Nitsche and Sue Herfort 7 defeated Lesley Hurman and Maria Simpson 4
Thursday Golf Croquet
Pearl Hanson and Maria Simpson 7 defeated Gay Commins and Aurelia Robinson 5; Aurelia Robinson and Pearl Hanson 7 defeated Gay Commins and Maria Simpson 6; Aurelia Robinson and Maria Simpson 7 defeated Gay Commens and Pearl Hanson 5;
All of these matches were very keenly contested as the scores indicate. It was pleasing to see the return of Aurelia Robinson from her holiday in Queensland. Also congratulations to Maria Simpson who played a stunning shot from the back of hoop 1 to hoop 2 where it sailed straight through much to her delight - well done.
Friday Twilight Croquet
Pearl Hanson 10 defeated Lesley Hurman 9.
June Birch and Alex Nitsche 7 defeated John Birch and Louise Webb 4; Melva Horsington 7 defeated Thelma Colling 1; Alex Nitsche 7 defeated John Birch 6 in a titanic battle between two very able competitors; Melva Horsington and Louise Webb 7 defeated Thelma Colling and June Birch 5.
It was pleasing to welcome Louise Webb to Twilight Croquet for the first time and we hope your new sporting venture was enjoyable.