Narooma men's bowls
Social Bowls Winners Circle
Wednesday, February 12
A total of 42 bowlers nominated for (seven rinks of triples) and play for the monthly $210 day prize. The first prize of the day left Narooma and went with three visiting bowlers to Cronulla. Those three bowlers, with two games won and a shot margin of 20, were John Longmuir, Terry Power, Phil Holden, a two game shot total of 28, with 8 against.
The runner-up side from Narooma with two games won, a shot total of 24, and 9 against, were Ron Douglass, Kevin Cullen, and Ray Gale, 24 shots for and 9 against.
The third placed side a first game loss, and second game win, with a shot margin of 6 were Fitzy, Stan Bordiuk, and Tony Gors, 10 shots for, with 4 against.
Sunday, February 16
An afternoon that was rather pleasant for playing bowls, had 16 bowlers play the days social bowls. A warm welcome was made to new member Jim Gibson who played his first ever game of bowls.
The winners on the afternoon were Alan Simpson(visitor) Pat Wood and Ken Burrows 16 shots over Geoff Thompson, Bev Kellerman and Neville Mitchell 13 shots.
All bowlers should ask Sue and Warren Bender, why Sunday is a lucky day.
Narooma Grade 5, travelled to Bermagui for the first round of the 2014 pennant season and came away with a 2 rinks to 1, 65 shots to 60, and 5 points to 1, hard fought win. The Narooma sides were Jeff McCusker, Peter Jones, Kevin Cullen and Ray Gale with a 25 to 17 shot win.
Also Ron Douglass, Warren Bender, Garry Breust and Neville Mitchell managed a 24 to 15 shot win. Ken Fitzpatrick, Maurie Ferguson, Owen Clark and Greg Ryan unfortunately had a 16 to 28 shot loss. Not to worry men, only early days yet. Well done fellas.
The Club Major Singles played so far went to Clem Hochkin 31 shots over Col Armstrong 29, Chris Pollock 31 shots over Greg Ryan 7, John Breust 31 shots over Stan Bordiuk 22 and Jay Breust 31 shots over Brian Seaman 17 shots. In the semi-final match played between Jay Breust and Chris Pollock the result was a very narrow win to Chris 31 shots to Jay's 28.
Australian Open Championship results
Chris Pollock had a first round 21 shots to 19 over his opponent. Keep it going Chris. Unfortunately Keith Pickett suffered a 13 shots to 21 loss. Keep your head held high Keith.
Until next tine this "Ditch Rink"and Jaik signing off
Narooma women’s bowls
On Tuesday, February 11, 16 bowlers travelled 'over the bridge', to join the ladies at Dalmeny Club for the annual Wood Bennett Friendship Day. A perfect day for bowls; the weather was overcast and calm.
A Joe's Special of triples games was played following the spider competition. At the conclusion of play all adjourned for lunch followed by some delicious treats provided by the Dalmeny ladies.
After the prizes and raffles Narooma President Barbara McNamara thanked President Barbara Pearce and the Dalmeny ladies for a lovely day. Narooma looks forward to hosting Dalmeny next year.
Birthday greetings this week go to Margaret Naylor for Friday, February 14, Marilyn Thomson for today and Willy Blink for tomorrow. Best wishes to all and enjoy your special day.
The remaining second round match of the Club Pairs was played on Thursday, February 13. Mavis Hardy (lead) and Barbara McNamara (skip) combined well to defeat Lorraine Mitchell (lead) and Marilyn Thomson (skip) and progress to the final.
The re-scheduled final is to be played on Tuesday, February 25 and will see Mavis and Barbara meet Isabel Halsey (lead) and Helen Donovan (skip). This promises to be a good game.
Friday Mixed Bowls
After some dexterous rearranging by ladies on match committee, eight teams of bowlers enjoyed four games of triples last Friday afternoon. Thanks for your efforts ladies!
Winners for the day were regular visitor Leo Winter (lead), Carol Greenfield (second) and Kevin Goodridge (skip), who displayed good form to defeat Sue Bender (lead), Margaret Naylor (second) and Warren Bender (skip).
Runners-up Tony Palmer (lead), Mavis Hardy (second) and Barry Lymbery (skip) had a drawn result, but won on the number of ends against visitor A Simpson (lead), John Hardy (second) and Gary Breust (skip).
Lucky raffle winner was Isabel Halsey.
Entry sheet for the Major Singles is on our board and closes Wednesday, February 26.
Pennant is also due to start next week – good bowling to all.
Dalmeny women's bowls
Tuesday this week was the annual get together for the Wood Bennett Day with the Narooma Ladies coming to Dalmeny this year. The winners having the highest winning margin were Norma Hutson and Robin Gourley playing half a game each, Jan Jones and Kathy Ryan.
Runners up with Dawn Kenny and Sue Wales also playing half a game each, Pat Wood and Barbara Pearce.
We were pleased to see Dawn having a go, and hope she had no ill effects the following day.
The Spider was won by Barbara Wort with the raffles going to Anne Luke, Barbara Wort, Bev Bowater and Willie Blink.
Birthdays this week were Sylvia Barman and Margaret Naylor. The Money Pot was shared between Norma Hutson and Lucy Gresty. Good bowling to all the ladies who start their Pennant season off on February 27. The starting sheet is on the board for the Novice Singles. Any questions please ring Eileen.
Dalmeny men’s bowls
Monday, February 10: Winners on the lucky rinks system were Marty Turner, Norm Wain and Leigh Falkiner from runners up Ned Jones, John Borthwick and John mcFarlane with the resting toucher going to nobody!
The $130 jackpot went off.
Thursday, February 13: Winners on the lucky rinks system were John McFarlane, A Geizkamp and T Geizkamp with the resting toucher going to A Geizkamp and the jackpot of $520 went off!
Friday Twilights, February 14: Winners were Margaret and Don Brown from runners up John McFarlane, John Verrell and Peter Benson.
Under threatening skies, 18 players enjoyed another twilight session on the green with Marg and Don too strong for Pat and Luke with a six shot margin at the end.
Wayne and Norm had a last end one shot win over Sean and Marty 'Tubby' Turner in a close game all the way. Frank and Joe returned to the winners list by virtue of an 8 and a 6 over the more consistent Ron (thanks for filling in mate) and Marty 'the seaman' to win by 4 shots and the triples combo John Mac, John verses and 'Aussie Pete' were never headed winning by 8 shots over the luckless Leigh, the other Peter B and Trevor.
Stop press: The Valentine’s Day resting toucher claimed by Marg and Don Brown was disallowed as bystanders thought it more of a passing kiss and Marty (Seaman's) use of his dog to put his opponents off was in ‘paw’ taste and didn't work anyway.
See you all next week, Peter Benson
A couple of results from the Men's Singles Championship held on the weekend had Torf Aspaas defeat Bobby Luke 31/25 and Marty Seaman defeat Keith Bowater 31/13.
Popular Narooma Croquet Club member John Wilson has been in ill health for the last few months and has been hospitalised at Moruya on a number of occasions.
Just recently he has entered the Sir James aged care facility where his health problems will be closely monitored. To his wife of many years Betty who has kept our members informed of John's condition, we sincerely thank you for doing so. On behalf of all our members we all offer our support and strength to both John and Betty in this trying time. I am sure that our members will take the time to visit John and do their best in offering kindness to John in his health battle.
Ken Cole President
The Croquet Club general meetingwill be on Sunday, February 23 in the Club Dining room at 11am. See you all there.
Thursday, February 13
Golf results: Alex Nitsche, Peg Terry 4 verses Edna Falkiner, Ken Cole 7; Janet Jones, Delma Taylor 7 verses Pearl Hanson, Melva Horsington 2; Pearl Hanson, Ken Cole 5 verses Alex Nitsche, Janet Jones 7; Delma Taylor, Edna Falkiner 2 verses Peg Terry, Melva Horsington 7; Ken Cole, Melva Horsington 6 verses Janet Jones, Peg Terry 7; Alex Nitsche, Delma Taylor 6 verses Edna Falkiner, Pearl Hanson 7; Edna Falkiner, Peg Terry 5 verses Pearl Hanson, Melva Horsington 7; Ken Cole 6 verses Alex Nitsche 7; Ken Cole 6 verses Alex Nitsche 7.
Friday, February 14
Golf results: Edna Falkiner, Ken Cole 6 verses Delma Taylor, Alex Nitsche 7; Christine Stent, Pearl Hanson 4 verses Thelma Colling, Melva Horsington 7; Ken Cole, Delma Taylor 7 verses Alex Nitsche, Edna Falkiner 6; Pearl Hanson, Thelma Colling 7 verses Melva Horsington, Christine Stent 5.
Fun Hoops: Melva Horsington 13, Ken Cole 17, Alex Nitsche 8, Delma Taylor 9, Christine Stent 8, Edna Falkiner 9, Pearl Hanson 3.
Association results: Kathy Hoyer 12 verses Pauline Wilcock 11; Lesley Hurman 9 verses Norm Hoyer 9.
Sunday, February 16
Golf results: Ken Cole, Edna Falkiner 7 verses Pearl Hanson, Peg Terry 4; Peg Terry, Ken Cole 6 verses Pearl Hanson, Edna Falkiner 7; Pearl Hanson, Ken Cole 7 verses Edna Falkiner, Peg Terry 6.
Association results: Pauline Wilcock, Kathy Hoyer 10 verses John Gerrard, Alex Nitsche 16; Norm Hoyer, Lesley Hurman 13 verses Denese McCann 11; Kathy Hoyer, Lesley Hurman 10 verses John Gerrard, Helene Muir 10 Alex Nitsche, Norm Hoyer 7 verses Pauline Wilcock, Christine Stent 7.
We welcome new players and suggest you come and try at twilight on Friday evenings 4pm until 6pm at Club Dalmeny Croquet Courts. Equipment is supplied. Please wear flat sole shoes. See you there.