Forty-three bowlers enjoyed a sunny Monday afternoon with minimal wind changes with organiser 1st man Ken and Barry Arminter sharing a game. The highest winning margin decided the winners on an unbelievable 30 in Snoopy Leigh, Par Wain and Emberley Shoemark from the runners-up on 15 on a countback in Stanchion Stubbs, Docker Dicko and Par Budin. The resting toucher went to Tony Hander but the $193 jackpot was not won. Wrong bias sinners included Steal Coulson, Snoopy having 2 and Dicko, and raffle prizes went to Deckhand Ace, Tony (again), the Goose and Ian East-off. We were sorry to hear our Scarf-man Jack was not travelling too well and that the one and only Jeff Soft-off was still in Bega hospital and although on his feet they weren’t strong enough to make a break-out.
The Goose couldn’t make Thursday’s bowls due to his invalid K9 so book results again of the 28 bowlers on a fine but windy afternoon. Secret ends decided the winners in the Smith couple Jan and Bernie and Margaret Joiner from the runners-up in my usual playing mates cobber Dudley and Lloyd Raise-em. The resting toucher went to Garry L-rentacar but the $230 jackpot was not won. Wrong bias sinners got away again and the raffle winners were not recorded.
The first round of the mixed pairs championships is to be played this weekend and names are still required for the district club’s singles to fours championships.
Another lovely day for social bowlers last Tuesday, when two games of triples and a pairs match were enjoyed. Prior to play Gail Riley was drawn for the raffle prize, a meat tray received with thanks from Rapleys Meats. Our lucky rink winners were Jenny Coulson and Pat Wood (skip), who had a very close match against Jan Rapkins and Mavis Hardy (skip), then snatched victory on the last end for a one-shot win.
Consistency Rounds one and two of this year’s Consistency competition were played on Thursday. First round saw Dawn Kenny score 100 points first to defeat Pam Grant; Margaret Naylor def. Janet Murphy. Second round – Dawn Kenny defeated Marg Naylor. After enjoying first round byes Sue Wales def. Coral Read; Helen Donovan def. Leila Gosper in a close game and Von Moody demonstrated her good form to defeat Jan Rapkins in another close finish.
Tomorrow is scheduled for the remaining games and final.
There was no wind, it was overcast, and the conditions were perfect for a game of bowls at Dalmeny. We had a couple of games of the Drawn Pairs Championship and some social bowls as well. Winners on the day were lead Gail Farrell and skip Barbara Pearce with Glen Pisanos, Chris Hansen and Pat Cameron as runners-up.
Judy Betts and Kath Ryan took home the lucky raffle prizes. We wished Pat Cameron a very happy birthday. We sent a get well message to our friends Lois McGregor and Ken Barklem. We are thinking of you.
Barbara Pearce gave a report from the District Delegates meeting. Our match organiser reminded us that the sign-up sheets for the Drawn Fours, the Consistency, and the Minor Singles are on the board, whilst the Mixed Pairs are currently being played. There are lots of fun things happening at Dalmeny. Good bowling at the friendly club.
Narooma Sporting and Services Club
Social Bowls Winners Circle.
Wednesday, 9-09-2017. The monthly $210, 2 games of 11 ends day, saw 46 bowlers (7 rinks triples & 1 prs.) nominated for the afternoon matches. The prize winners of the day is the side with 2 games won & the highest shot margin, & that side consisted of Gerry Harvey, Peter Hattam & Peter Pickett, 2 games won & a shot margin of 34 shots. Runners-up were Ken Burrows, Bruce Grey (visitor from Austral Bowling Club) & Jeremy Seaton, 2 games won & a shot margin of 28 shots. The 3rd placed side, Neville Cork, Rod Holman & Larry Hardingham, 1st. game losers, 2nd. game winners with a shot margin of 12. The pairs game winners were Tony Fryer & Tony Gors, 20 shots, over P. Pike & Bruce Rapkins 18 shots. The earliest resting toucher prize went to our Austral visitor Bruce Grey with his toucher at 13.26hrs.
Saturday, 16-09-2017. A question, who knew that they play bowls in Eskimo land? Well they must do, because the 20 brave bowlers we had for the afternoon games had to be Eskimos. The afternoon winner were decided by lucky rinks, & that lucky team consisted of Peter (the Pome) Townend, Dennis Maggs & Brian Seaman, 22 shots over Gerry Harvey, Tony Palmer & Graham Cummins 11 shots. Runners-up prize went to Garry Masters (visitor from Dapto) & Ray Gale with a hard fought win over, Tony Fryer & Peter Jones. The lucky rink draw was again carried out to decide the winning skip on that rink, to cut the deck of cards in an attempt to turn up the Joker & claim the Jack-Pot of $320, unfortunately was unable to do so, which means next time the Jack-Pot is worth $340.
Sunday, 17-09-2017. Saturday was a day for the Eskimos to play & Sunday was the Sunbathers turn. There were 24 (4 rinks triples) players for the afternoon mixed Joes special social bowls with the winners being Jan Rapkins, Pat Wood & John Downie, 20 shots over Betty & Sue Bender (shared a game), Kenny Burrows & Jean Voss 11.
A very proud bowler Bill Wilton, whose grandson Tieg, a very good Rugby League player with the Narooma Red Devils, now with the Cronulla Sharks under 20s has been selected for the Junior Australian Kangaroos, who travel to do battle with the New Zealand juniors. Go well Tieg, have a great game & make your Pop even more proud of you.
Tuross Head Men
In the past week the 2017 Triples championship was played with previous winners Alan McLeod, Bruce Taylor and Peter Davies once again claiming the title.
The closest game in the championship was the first round clash between Peter Macdonald, Peter Bird and John Monks and Michael Kennedy, Noel Downie and Joe Kosanic. It was great to see Kosanic back in action after almost a year off the greens due to health reasons. He almost returned with a win but his team went down 25–24 in a nail biting affair.
The other first round match was the opposite with Ivan Balentovic, Jim Macklan and John Fahey proving far too strong for Mick Atkinson, Allan Etheredge and Ron Cox.
Monks’ team built on their narrow round one win with a convincing win in the semi-final against Joe Cremona, Alf Winch and Stuart Graham. Fahey could not repeat his round 1 victory when he came up against McLeod, Taylor and Davies in the other semi final. Davies’ side showed they were in good touch when they had a good 22–11 win.
The final between Monks and Davies was an excellent game. All players played their part in the very close match with both skips, Monks and Davies, playing some crucial shots. The result was in the balance throughout the tussle until Davies managed to grab a slight advantage over the last couple of ends. They claimed their second title in 3 years with a hard fought 25–20 win.
Attention now turns to the popular Mixed Pairs Championship with matches starting on September 16.
Tuross Head Women
It was slightly overcast on Tuesday morning, September 12, but 16 bowlers braved the elements to play 2 games of triples and one game of pairs. Phyl Endall, Glad McPherson and Rose Farrington played Di Fletcher, Fran O'Connell and Rita Downie. Rose Farrington's team were the eventual winner 21 to 10.
The other game of triples was between Lorraine Wake, Sharon Perry and Irene Macdonald who managed to get home against Lorraine Wake, Diane Challice and Carol Williams - 23 to 14.
Solveig Olsen and Irene Martin played Chris Roxby and Jenny Madden in pairs. It was an exciting game with only three shots in it coming into the final end. Team Jenny Madden was the eventual winner 20 to 19.
The winners on the day were Phyl Endall, Glad McPherson and Rose Farrington. See you on the green next Tuesday for social bowls.