Social Bowls Winners’ Circle
There was a good turnout on Wednesday with 48 bowlers making up eight rinks of triples playing versatility where we all try to prove we are great skips. The Maggsy Draw was lowest winning margin and picking up first prize were Michael Knight, Graham Cummins and Col Armstrong (skip) who started slowly to be down four to 13 after 11 ends but really hit form to storm home to take their match 18 to 17 against Scott Kennedy, Tony Cobcroft and Jim Grant (skip). Second place went to Gerry Harvey, Keith Bowater and Peter Pickett (skip) who led 11 to five after 11 ends then were down 11 to 15 after 17 ends before Peter steered them home for a 17 to 15 win against Ray Treblecock, Dennis Maggs and Brian Seaman (skip). Jon King confirmed his good form by having a resting toucher with his first bowl at 12.44 pm, well done Jon.
On Saturday we had six rinks of pairs with the winners determined by the lowest winning margin. .First place went to Col Armstrong and Keith Bowater (skip) who had a great game throughout against Peter Pickett and Keith Pickett (skip) and in picking up one shot on the last end they took the match 19 to 18.. Second place went to John Downie and Peter Townend (skip) who won some big ends to lead 15 to nine after 11 ends and continued their good form to take their match 25 to 18 against visitor, John Gramas and Ray Gale (skip). The Jackpot was not won and carries over to next Saturday.
There was four games of triples for Sunday's Joe Special. The winners were decided by lowest winning score with new bowler Lyn Randall, Mavis Hardy and visitor Harry Johannsen (skip) having a close game throughout leading 10 to nine after 11 ends and taking their match 17 to 14 against Rob McIntyre/ Betty Blakely, Bob Murphy and John Gramas (skip). Welcome to our new bowlers Lyn and Al Randall we hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to joining us again.
Minor Pairs Championship
There was one semi final match played on Sunday between Jim Grant and Brian Seaman (skip) and Michael Knight and Ray Gale (skip) with Jim and Brian taking an early lead only to have Michael and Ray fighting back to get within three shots with four ends to play. Jim and Brian then won some tight ends to take the match 25 to 18 and will now play Warren Bender and John Downie (skip) on Sunday week.
For Your Diary: Minor Singles entry sheet is on the board so put your name down.
To Ponder: You can lead a man to Parliament, but you can't make him think. – Jestyer Weight
Friday 28th of July saw a good turnout of 20 eager bowlers enjoying a great afternoon of bowls. The winners, with the Margy's draw of lowest winning margin, were Maureen Nankervis and visitors Helen Grubb and Harry Johannsen (skip) who turned their six to 11 deficit, after 11 ends, into a 17 to 14 win against Mavis Hardy, Warren Bender and Shirley Pilgrim (skip).
The next RSL Bowls day is Friday, August 25, so put your name down now.
To Ponder: We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. – Jestyer Weight
Last Tuesday a spectacular sunny day greeted the forty bowlers gathered for Charity Day bowls. Teams were selected randomly by Joe's Special and games of triples and pairs were played before and after lunch. It was a fun day, held annually, to raise funds for a chosen cause. Following the day's play bowlers enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea provided by the Ladies Club.
Winners of the 50 Club were drawn, followed by many raffle prizes. All proceeds for the day were donated to the Cancer Council of New South Wales to support their activities in the Eurobodalla. Andre Franke, who attended the afternoon on behalf of staff at the Eurobodalla Oncology Unit, was presented with a cheque for $1441 by Gail Riley, President of the Narooma Ladies Bowling Club. Accepting the cheque Ms Franke expressed her thanks and said the funds would be put to good use.
A big 'thank you' to everyone who came along, to all who donated raffle prizes and money, purchased raffles and made the day a great success. To the organisers and all who worked so hard, well done.
The first match in the Club Fours played on Thursday saw Margaret Naylor, Sue Wales, Barb McNamara and Dawn Kenny (skip) win against Leila Gosper, Pam Grant, Kerry Ferguson and Sandra Breust (skip). At the outset it was a very close match and both teams took turns to win an end with scores at twelve all after 12 ends. Dawn's team then clicked into gear and went on to claim the match.
On Saturday Dawn's team made a strong start in her their second round encounter against Jan Rapkins, Marilyn Thomson, Jean Vos and Mavis Hardy (skip). Despite a comeback mid-game by Mavis's team Dawn went on for a good win and a finals spot.
The other round two game saw Clare Cork, Denise Holman, Gail Palmer and Gail Riley (skip) combine well in the gusty conditions on Sunday. Taking an early lead against Jenny Coulson (sub for Helen Donovan), Sue Bender, Annette Linney and Bev Bowater (skip), Gail's team finished with a good win and will contest the final against Dawn Kenny’s team. – Bitmoregrass
After the successful winter carnival over the previous 3 days 34 bowlers enjoyed another fine clear sunny but windy Monday afternoon with secret ends deciding the winners on 16 in Scarf-man Jack and Steal Coulson from the runners-up on 12 in Cobber Peter, Chef Keith and Punter Alan with Peter scoring the only resting toucher and the $109 jackpot was not claimed. No one put their hand up for a wrong bias and the raffle prizes were won by Par Wain, Chris Silver-jones, John Oarley and the Goose. Still looking forward to seeing our bowling mate Jeff Loudon back amongst us very soon.
Your scribe was not seeing things too well which necessitated a trip to Specsavers so according to snoopy and the book Thursday results on a windy and fast track and the points system declaring the winners in Nan Maureen and Punter Alan with the runners-up being Dine-back Brooker with our visitors Linda and Harry Johannsen. The resting toucher went to gospeller Bob and the $296 jackpot was won.
In the final of the men’s club triples championship saw a game played in 2 halves between Shark Finn, Cobber Dudley and Punter Alan and Bruce Cover-outs, Cobber Peter and Barry Leg-bury and although Barry’s team got away early to lead 8/2 after 4 ends, Alan’s team recovered to be 10-all at the 9th end and 13-all at the 13th end before Alan and Co. skipped away to lead 24/16 at the 20th end before going on to be unbeatable with a final score of 28/17 at the 24th end. Congratulations to our winners and to all who contributed to our 2017 triples championship.
Players are reminded of our AGM at 10am on August 21 and that nominations for all positions are required to be properly filled in and signed on the forms available and placed in the boxes on the notice board which includes that of the “publicity officer” (please).
It was another gorgeous day for bowls and the Dalmeny greens were busy. The final of the Championship Triples was played and the victors were lead Chris Hansen, second Margaret Laker and skip Maureen McKenzie, with Lyn Dunbar, Barbara Wort and Barbara Pearce as runners-up: an excellent win by an outstanding triple team. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this competition; you are all winners!
Rookie lead Lee Lewis, reliable second Anne Luke and evergreen skip Lois McGregor took home the winner’s pot for the day with Margie Brown and Eileen Lavis as runners-up. Gail Farrell was closest to the spider and Gabby Shiel and Judy Betts took home the raffle prizes. We wished Marg Laker a very happy birthday. It is good to see bowlers supporting the members’ lunches on Wednesdays. Club Dalmeny is going places! Good bowling at the friendly club. – LGO.
The Presidents Pairs was played on Tuesday, July 25. A Joe's Special draw decided the combinations, and six pairs contested the event. The winners,who recorded the highest winning margin of thirteen shots, and whose names will be engraved on the perpetual shield, were Cina Featherstone and Di Shearing. Di's successful day continued as she also held the winning raffle ticket. June Simpson was the jackpot recipient.
Members are advised that entries are being accepted for the Fours Championship and the first round is scheduled for August 15.
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