Narooma Men's Bowls
Social bowls winners circle
Wednesday, March 13 - What a pleasant afternoon for playing bowls and there were 58 bowlers who agreed; there were seven rinks of triples and four of pairs. The winners on the day were decided again by a Maggsy pick and that pick was which side scored as close as possible shots-up to mystery total drawn out by Maggsy. That mystery shots-up score was 10, and the winning side was the pairs team of James Grant and Ron (Rub-a-Dub) Tasker, 26 shots and a shots up total of 14, over Ron Douglass and Greg (smacker) Ryan 12 shots. Second placegetters were Alan Tindall, John Muir and Joe Borg over Jim Pollock, Peter Jones and Jon King with third placing going to a real stacked side of Peter Robson, John Breust and Jay Breust,(this is where the stacked side comes into it), over the president, vice president and Colin Armstrong.
Saturday, March 16 - A total of only 18 bowlers nominated for the afternoon social bowls, which was broken down to one rink of triples and three of pairs with winners on the day Geoff Gard and Ron (win again) Tasker, over Don Williams and Kevin Goodridge. Hey Rub-A -Dub, when are you going to team up with the Duck?
Sunday, March 17 - St Pats Day. On a rather windy afternoon a total of 22 bowlers braved the conditions, with the win going to the team of Dedrie Dick, Sue Bender and Warren Bender, 21 shots over Heather McGourty, Sue Wales and Maureen Nankervis 13 shots. Second place went to Daphne Radburn, Betty Burridge and Tony Gors 17 shots over Jim Burridge, Bev Kellerman and Shirley Pilgrim, just one shot behind on 16. I hope there was some Irish blood mixed in among those winners, with it being St Patricks Day afterall.
The final of the club major singles title was played on Thursday with the championship going to Clem Hochkins in a close tussle over Barry Lymbery with the final score of 31 shots Clem to 25 for Barry. Congratulations go to Clem as champion and to Barry as runner-up in such a prestigious event in only the few years you have been playing bowls. There was also two matches in the Major Pairs Championship played during the week with wins going to Peter Robson and Clem Hochkins over Dennis Maggs and Col Armstrong. Also Jay Breust and Chris Pollock defeated Peter Hattam 18 shots to 15.
Pennant match results for Saturday - the Narooma Grade 2 side had a 65 to 59 shots, two winning rinks to one and a score of five points to one over the visiting Moruya side. The winning Narooma sides from lead to skip were Dave Lock, Jay Breust, Peter Hattam and Chris Pollock a comfortable win also John Breust, Barry Lymbery, Peter Robson and Clem Hochkins also a comfortable win. The unfortunate side on the day was the side of John Downie, Joe Halsey, Col Armstrong and Keith Pickett. The Grade 5 side travelled to Dalmeny to try to improve on their position on the table, but unfortunately came away without a point. Suffering a 67 shots to 48, no rink win and no point scored. The Narooma sides consisted of from lead to skip Ken Burrows, Tony Fryer, Ivan Hodges and Garry Breust a loss by five shots. Ken Fitzpatrick, John Muir, Peter Jones and Jon King lost by six shots and Ron Douglass, Warren Bender, Dennis Maggs and Owen Clark lost by eight shots. The grade 2 team is in with a big chance of winning the pennant if they make every post a winner in the remaining matches. As for the grade 5 team we hope they have a lot of luck on their side, play like champions and climb up the ladder board.
Until next time this is "Ditch Rink" signing off
Narooma women’s bowls
DESPITE ladies playing pennant we still had 16 players book in for social bowls last Tuesday. One game of pairs and two rinks of triples enjoyed the sunny morning. Rink prize winners were Shirley Pilgrim's team of Carol Rogerson (lead) and Leila Gosper, who won their game against Heather McGourty (lead), Betty Hoye and Betty Tindale (skip).
Daphne Radburn won the first raffle, then Dianne Ziebell visiting with Tomakin's pennant team, took home second prize.
Saturday is special as Sue Wales is celebrating her birthday. All the best Sue and have a great day.
Reminders: Entry sheet for the Major Singles is on the board Round One April 2. The quarterly meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday after Easter so mark your diary.
Friday Mixed Bowls
Eighteen bowlers entered for mixed social bowls last Friday with six teams of triples competing for the day's prize. The straw draw winners were Pieter Vos, Mavis Hardy and Klaas Blink (skip) who finished strongly after coming from behind to defeat Joan Negus, Isabel Halsey and Helen Donovan (skip). To complete a good day Klaas also won the raffle. Next week's starting amount for the jackpot will be $771 as no one was fortunate enough to choose the lucky number this week.
SOCIAL bowls on Monday, March 11 was played in extremely hot conditions. The winners were Keith Cook, Ken Torkington and John Lonergan – the runners up were Ray Dunbar, Alec Flack and Ron Dunk. Neale Fraser picked up $5 for the resting toucher which now gives him five credits for the “wrong’un jar”. The Jackpot of $319 was not won.
Thursday’s bowls saw Margaret Brown, Bill Drury and Torf Aspaas lead the field in with a big points win. Not too far behind was the team of Pat Cameron, Bev Bowater and Bruce McKenzie and guess who got herself a resting toucher, well done Cheryl Goodridge. The jackpot of $40 was won.
Friday Twilight Bowls winners were Frank Mele and Ray Dunbar with the ‘Hubbie and Wife’ team of Margie and Don Brown the runners up. There was no resting toucher, some close calls but no ‘pay out’. With Aussie Pete and his wife cruising the high seas this Friday night was controlled by evergreen Ron Dunk. With only 12 players taking the field Margie Brown does not know whether the bee sting helped or hindered her but with hubbie Don they stopped the winning streak of Luke and Bruce. The ‘Postmaster’ must be missing Brendon although his replacement ‘Superintendent’ Bob, just failed by three shots to beat Frank and Ray. Marty and Jeff had a good win over the ‘Wrong’uns’ and the ‘Flying Croppie’ by five shots. Aussie Pete will be back in control next week.
The No 4 Pennant Side is travelling along nicely, on top, but the loss to Batemans Bay did hurt.
The No 5 Pennant Side are only half a point behind and are confident that they can ‘do it’.
The results for the Major Singles played on Sunday are Buzz Breust defeated Torf Aspaas, Keith Cook defeated Dave Byway, Bob Luke defeated Ray Dunbar, Keith Bowater defeated Norm Budin, Rod Howard defeated Chris Goldsmith and John Lonergan defeated Illya Naumoski.
Congratulations to Dalmeny‘s Greg Shanahan who captured the Zone Senior Singles by defeating Batemans Bay’s Don Cooper 32 to 23, last Sunday.
Vale: Last Friday the Dalmeny Club was saddened by the news that Chrissy Cole, wife of Brendon had died in the Canberra Hospital. Her bright and happy nature and great support of our club will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and sincere sympathy are with Brendon.
WE were pleased to welcome visitors to our courts over the week. It was great to see Laurie Horsington, son of Melva H, one of our long term players, on one of his regular visits from Manly, Sydney to catch up with mum, join us for a game. He won one of their games which may cause him to incur some extra chores while he is here. However Laurie and Melva seemed to enjoy the event.
Also on the family side Lee Falkiner who lives in Dalmeny and is the son of long term member Edna Falkiner, had his second game of croquet and did well. Lee is taking over from mum who is sidelined with a leg injury. We hope your leg will heal quickly Edna and we will see you back at what you do very well; playing croquet. We look forward to seeing more of Lee along with you.
We welcomed Brendon Ryan with partner Louise Webb again in attendance. We hope to see more of your attendance at our friendly club.
We were pleased to see our biggest attendance for Twilight Croquet this week. Many of the players then adjourned to the Dalmeny Sporting Club and enjoyed the company with a lovely meal and no doubt a glass of ale to finish a great evening.
Members please note that next Friday is the last twilight games for this summer. We will be playing the Shirley Kemp fun day and almost anything goes. The usual Twilight Day organiser Sandra Bird will not be there due to a medical appointment. Hope that goes well Sandra and a big thank you from all for your sterling efforts throughout the year. These have been much appreciated.
Many of the regular players decided that the weather was just too hot to play anything let alone croquet in the heat. The few that did played one game of ricochet and then retired to cooler places. In the one game Lesley Hurman 22 defeated Sandra Bird 9 and Lynette Timmis 9.
Not to be defeated by the weather Kathy Hoyer with husband Norm, took the opportunity to practice after her shoulder operation. Good to see you back on the courts Cathy - we missed you. We hope the recuperation goes well.
Thursday - Golf Croquet
Janet Jones and Pearl Hanson 7 defeated John Wilson and Peg Terry 2; Sandra Bird and Gay Commins 7 defeated Delma Taylor and Betty Wilson 6; Laurie Horsington and Delma Taylor 7 defeated Betty Wilson and Melva Horsington 5; Janet Jones and Peg Terry 7 defeated John Wilson and Pearl Hanson 5; Pearl Hanson and Peg Terry 7 defeated John Wilson and Janet Jones 4; Sandra Bird and Pearl Hanson 7 defeated Laurie Horsington and John Wilson 3; Melva Horsington and Gay Commins 7 defeated Betty Wilson and Peg Terry 6; Laurie Horsington and Pearl Hanson 7 defeated John Wilson and Sandra Bird 4; Janet Jones defeated Delma Taylor 7-3 7-3.
Twilight Croquet Friday
Kathy Hoyer and Margaret Carpenter 12 defeated Norm Hoyer and Lesley Hurman 9.
Alex Nitsche and Brendon Ryan 7 defeated Aurelia Robinson and Louise Webb 3; Maria Simpson and John Birch and defeated Melva Horsington and Thelma Colling; John Birch and Melva Horsington 7 defeated Thelma Colling and Maria Simpson 5; Aurelia Robinson and Brendon Ryan 7 defeated Alex Nitsche and Louise Webb 6; Pearl Hanson and Sue Herfort 7 defeated June Birch and Laurie Horsington 1; Pearl Hanson and June Birch 7 defeated Laurie Horsington and Sue Herfort 6; Thelma Colling and John Birch 7 defeated Melva Horsington and Maria Simpson 6; Aurelia Robinson and Pearl Hanson 7 defeated Laurie Horsington and Alex Nitsche 2.
Sunday - Golf Croquet
Alex Nitsche and Lee Falkiner 7 defeated Delma Taylor and John Birch 2; June Birch 7 defeated Delma Taylor 6; John Birch and Alex Nitsche 7 defeated Sandra Bird and Lee Falkiner 6; Peg Terry and John Birch 7 defeated Lee Falkiner and Delma Taylor 5; Sandra Bird 7 defeated Pearl Hanson and June Birch 4; Sandra Bird and Alex Nitsche 6 drew with Lee Falkiner and John Birch 6;
John Birch and Sandra Bird 7 defeated Pearl Hanson and Lee Falkiner 4; Delma Taylor and Peg Terry drew their match at 4 all.
Kathy Hoyer and Lesley Hurman played out a tough 17 all draw; Norm Hoyer 12 defeated Sue Herfort 6; Pearl Hanson 7 defeated Peg Terry 6; Lesley Hurman and Sue Herfort 14 defeated Helene Muir and Alex Nitsche 5
Rounds 3, 4 & 5
Results: Round 3: Bowlo 2-6 defeated O’Brien’s 1-3 Fred 137, 2x125, 121, Trevor 4x100, Les 130,118, peg out 100, Lyn 103, Graham 125,124,100, Hawkey 100, Bowlo 3-9 defeated O’Brien’s 2-0 Larry 134,3x100, Russ 140,137, 2x100, Peg out 76, Marg 100, Mick 123,100, John 140, 116, 100. Bowlo 1, 5 defeated Lynch’s 4 Dave L 116,100, Dave D 121, 116, 111, Bernie 92 peg out Ross 116.
Round 4: Bowlo 2-8 defeated Lynchs-1: Fre 140, 3x100, 139, Les 133,120, 100, 112 pegout, Trevor 137,5x100, peg out 72 Rosso 105, Bowlo 3-6 defeated O’Brien’s 3 Russ 140. 5x100, Krysia 106, Larry 116,106, peg out 90, Jeremy 100. Graham 2x100, Trevor H 2x100, Bowlo 1- 5 defeated O’Brien’s 2-4 Dave D 125, Dave L 100, Bunny 100, Paul 114, Speed 2x125, John 140.
Round 5 Bowlo 2- 7 defeated Bowlo 3-2 Steve 115, Fred 135,125, 2x100, Trevor 140,3x100, 107, Les 127, Lyn 102 Marg 105 Russ 141, 121, 100, Krysia 108, peg out 55, Larry 114,100. Bowlo 1-6 defeated O’Brien’s 1-3 Bunny 125,105, 2x100, Bernie 100, Dave D 100, Graham 100, Craig 100, Trevor 100. Lynch’s 6 defeated O’Brien’s 3 Pete 125,108, Peter 100,103, Ken 102, Speed 130, 125, 100x3, Paul 120,110, John 100.