Social Bowls Winners Circle.
Wednesday 27-09-2017. That magical number of 48 bowlers (8 rinks triples), was with us again, flaming fantastic, aint it. Anyway the winners on the day were decided by the team with the lowest winning score, & the winners were, in a very close scoring game, Andy Edwards/ Kevin Cullen (shared game) Graham Cummins & Greg Ryan, with 20 shots, over Peter Hattam, Keith Pickett & Gerry Harvey, 19 shots. Runners-up in another close match were, Dennis Maggs, John Breust & Brian Seaman, 21 shots over, Warren Bender, John Downie & Col Armstrong 19 shots. Earliest resting toucher prize of the day went to Dennis Maggs at 1256 hrs.
Saturday 30-09-2017. With an early start (11am) to the day’s matches there were 20 bowlers (5 rinks pairs) to compete for the match prizes & the $360 Jack-Pot Joker. The winners on the day were decided by the team with the lowest winning score, with that team being Bob Robbins & Greg Ryan, with 16 shots over Jeff Mc.Cusker & Peter Hiscox, 1 shot behind on 15. Runners-up, in a drawn game 17 shots each, but no ends won, were Wayne Harman & John Scott 17 shots & 12 ends won, over Dennis Maggs & Peter Hattam, also 17 shots but only 9 ends won. The Jack-Pot lucky Rink draw was carried out to decide if the winning skip on that rink was also lucky enough to cut the deck of cards & turn up the Joker, but unable to do so, which means the Jack- pot now stands at $380. So remember you have to be in it to win it, So get your teams in.
Sunday 01-10 2017. A rather nice wind-free day, & 22 (3 rinks triples & 1 pairs) bowlers nominated for the afternoon mixed bowls afternoon. The winners were decided by lucky rinks, with winners on that lucky rink being, Cindy Newall, Pam Grant & Peter Jones 16 shots over G. South, Pieter Voss & Bruce Rapkins just 3 shots behind on 13 shots.
Social bowls on 26 September saw three games of triples and a pairs match played in lovely weather for bowls. Welcome to Cindy Newell who enjoyed her first outing, also to Vonnie Moody and Maureen Findlay, it’s lovely to see new bowlers join us. Raffles to Pat Wood, Vonnie Moody and Jan Rapkins. Happy Birthday to Ronda Walters for today. Game winners drawn for lucky rink two were Clare Cork, Pat Wood and Gail Riley (skip) following their convincing win against Jan Rapkins, Janet Murphy and Shirley Pilgrim (skip).
Club Dalmeny Men
Maybe it was the constantly swirling winds or just the overcast conditions but only 30 bowlers braved the conditions on Monday afternoon with the man who loves holding the mike Chris Silver-Jones calling the cards and with the lowest winning margin deciding the winners on 6 in Snoopy Leigh, Par Wain and Ashley Boot-Print from the runners-up on 7 in Packman Ace, Cobber Dudley and Shark Finn. The resting toucher was taken out by Dudley but the $267 jackpot was not won. Wrong bias sinners included Garry L-Rentacar and Snoopy while the raffle prizes went to Tom’s son Ken, the Goose, Graham or Brett and Gunslinger Ken. Great to hear our Scarf-man Jack and the one and only Jeff Soft-off are both out of hospital and visitors are welcome.
Although the winds were unpredictable 33 bowlers enjoyed a sunny Thursday afternoon thanks to Chris Foot-sen swinging in the breeze and once again the lowest winning margin deciding the winners on 2 in High-card Ace and the Badrim couple Cheryl and Richard from the runners-up on 5 in Enid Streamer and the Smith couple Jan and Bernie. No resting toucher or the $295 jackpot was won but Ex.PM Neil (3) and Mayoress Olwyn were the wrong bias sinners while the raffle winners were organisers Hi-ain’t MacGregor and Enid together with Ian East-off, Garry L-rentacar, Dipper Ron and Cobber Dudley.
Semi-final mixed pairs championship matches played this weekend saw Hook-ara Wort and Punter Alan up against Marg Laker and Graham or Brett and after an even start the scores were tied 7-all after 8 ends, after which Marg and Brett had other ideas and shot to a 20/7 lead by the 14th where they promptly went to sleep and allowed Alan and Barb to climb back into the game to 19/23 at the 23rd but they held on to win 24/20 at the 25th. In the other, the old chestnut, who is the better, Smith v. Jones game (Jan and Bernie v. Lyn and Chris Silver) they were evenly matched throughout with no one side getting the better of the other, a margin of 3 never being exceeded and with an 18-all score after 21 ends, only a 4/3 finish, a big 3 on the last by Jan and Bernie saw them 22/21 winners in a day of very good bowls. Come along next Sunday for the final and see some exiting bowls between 2 evenly-matched finalists.
Twilight bowls will begin at 5.30pm on Friday 13th October and it will be great to see everyone over the age of 12 joining in 2-hours of fun bowls and with the backing of the Men’s bowls committee cost will be $10 per game with increased prize-money ($20-winners, $10-runners-up) each week and end-of season trophies + prize-money to the winner and runner-up of the Twilight Bowler of the 2017/18 season competition based on 1-point for playing + 2-points for a win.
It was another windy spring day in Dalmeny. The winners, decided by Lucky Rinks, were lead Enid Brooker and skip Kathy Ryan, with Robin Gourley, Barbara Wort and Lyn Dunbar as runners-up. The spider was hiding at the back and it was really a case of last woman standing with Marg Laker getting a little nudge along the way which helped her stay on the green. Gail Farrell and Finn Hansen both scored resting touchers. Congratulations to all bowlers. Barbara Pearce and Olwyn Mayer took home the lucky raffle prizes. We wished Lois McGregor a very happy birthday.
The Mixed Pairs continue with the final scheduled for next Sunday; a good game for spectators to enjoy. The Drawn Fours begin this week. Please note that the Quarterly Meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, 25th October at 10am. We hope to see a good turn-out. There is always something happening at Dalmeny. Good bowling at the friendly club.
Tuross Head Men
The 2017 Mixed Pairs Championship has been decided culminating in a nail biting final. Leading into the semi finals Irene and Peter Macdonald had a great record with two excellent wins over very strong opposition. In the first round they accounted for John and Sue Fahey 23-0. They then followed this up with another outstanding performance to account for Rita and Noel Downie 19–9.
Denise and Bruce Lidbury had a bye in the first round and played Lorraine Wake and Michael Kennedy in round two. They moved into the semis with a hard fought 24–17 win. On the other side of the draw Rose Farrington and Peter Davies showed their credentials with a round 1 win over Doug and Carol Williams before downing Irene Martin and Peter Bird. Doreen and John Monks had the benefit of the bye in the first round but recorded a big win in their next match against Kay and Alan McLeod.
In the first semi final Denise and Bruce Lidbury held the upper hand against Irene and Peter Macdonald but never looked in total control. In a tight match the scores were tied on four occasions. After 15 ends the scores were locked at 14 all with the next two ends proving pivotal. The Lidburys grabbed four shots to take the biggest lead of the game. They followed this with another four shots on the 19th and 20th ends to secure a place in the final by 22–17. The second semi final was the opposite with Rose Farrington and Peter Davies recording a big win over Doreen and John Monks.
The final was played in very tough conditions with strong winds and high temperatures making bowling difficult. Despite this the players produced some excellent bowls in an absorbing battle. Farrington and Davies had the better of the start and led 11 – 3 after nine ends. The Lidburys made some inroads before Farrington and Davies pulled away again to a 16 – 8 lead after 14 ends. At this stage the pressure was intense. The Lidburys won the next four ends to trail by just one shot at 16 – 15.
Farrington and Davies won the 19th end to have a three shot advantage with two ends to play. However, the Lidburys showed their class by picking up two shots on each of the last two ends to take the Championship 19 – 18. The excitement went right down to the end with a measure needed to decide the second shot. A fitting end to a high class match between two very good teams.
Handicap Pairs: Four games in the Handicap pairs have been played. Interestingly, in three of these games the handicaps for the teams involved were the same so they started off on the same score.
In the one game where the handicaps were quite different Peter Macdonald and Patrick Sager played Jim Macklan and Noel Downie. In this match Macklan and Downie had to give their opponents a seven shots start! The challenge quickly became greater as Macdonald and Sager started well and by the half way mark they had established a 15 – 6 lead. Macklan and Downie then hit their straps and over the next six ends they picked up sixteen shots to take the lead by 22 – 15. They ended up winning 26 – 17 to cap a great come back!
Alan McLeod and John Monks played Michael Kennedy and John Fahey in what looked a very even match up. However, Monks showed that he is continuing his good form with another great display. McLeod and Monks led from the start and held off a challenge in the middle part of the game to win 23 – 11.
Julian Penny and Stuart Graham dominated their game with Joe Cremona and Ron Cox. They had a great start with both players contributing to their success. They were never headed to win 22 – 10.
The final game was a much tighter battle with the result not decided until the final couple of ends. Stan Peck and Peter Bird started well against Ray Downey and David Boon but the game soon became a real arm wrestle. The scores were equal on four occasions in the first 12 ends and at the 12th end the score was 13 all. Downey and Boon then had a couple of good ends to move to a 20 – 14 lead only to see Peck and Bird fight back to 20 – 19 with three ends to play. Downey and Boon held their nerve to win the last three ends and grab a hard fought 25 – 19 win.
Tuross Head Women
There has been a great consistency of members coming along and playing social bowls on a Tuesday - 14 on the 19th September and 16 on the 26th September. It is extremely pleasing to see our new members Di Challice, Di Fletcher and Solveig Olsson continuing to come to meet the challenges of the game week after week. This week we also welcomed Julie Barningham, who has tried Sunday Sizzlers, and thought she would see what the social bowls was all about.
On the 19th there was two game of Pairs and one game of triples. Lorraine Wake and Chris Roxby defeated Rose Farrington and Phyl Christie. In a very tough struggle, Rita Downie and Fran O 'Connell defeated Irene Martin and Phyl Endall by 2 shots. In the game of triples, Averial Madden, Di Challice and Jenny Madden had a narrow win against Averial Cox, Di Fletcher and Carol Williams. Winner on the day was Team Wake.
This week on the 26th, there was one game of Pairs and two games of triples. Winners on the day was Sharron Perry and Solveig Olsson against Chris Roxby and Di Challice. The two triples games wee played in great spirit with Sue Fahey, Averial Cox and Julie Barningham having victory over Carol Williams, Fran O'Connell and Phyl Endall. The other game was won by Rita Downie, Phyl Christie and Marg Rogers over Irene Macdonald, Di Fletcher and Marg Rogers.
Our consistence championship commences 10 October so check out the notice board to see the draw - if you are playing good luck, if not come along and enjoy the bowls.
Far South Coast Bowling News
Monday 25 September started as a beautiful spring day to host the Far South Coast Districts ( FSCD) Versatility Challenge. This competition is open to all clubs in the district to enter teams of four players. It is an interesting competition, the format is to play four games of 10 ends, no roll up and one dead end per team per game - after that any dead end will give 3 points to the other team. Each team member play in a different position each game, with each to their normal position in the last game.
A total of 14 teams from Tomakin, Malua Bay, Narooma, Tuross Head, Dalmeny and Moruya contested the day. While the sun stayed for most of the day, the weather conditions changed and the wind became a challenge later in the day. It was a very friendly day, with plenty of laughter heard a cross the green. Some of the laughter may have been attributed to interesting Jack rolls, when the regular skips were playing in the lead position - something many of them do not do very often.
The winners of the FSCD Versatility Challenge were: First Place - Tuross Head: Carol Williams, Rita Downie, Irene Macdonald and Doreen Monks. Second Place - Tomakin: Colleen Beadon, Maureen Devine, Joan Colfax and Cate Parker. Third Place - Tomakin: DIane Ziebell, Jennie Hogan, Francis Bradstreet, and Margaret Carney.
Congratulations to all players who participated on the day.
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