On another windy Tuesday, Dalmeny Women’s Bowling Club celebrated Past Presidents Day, a very special day in our bowling calendar. Past Presidents Barbara Pearce, Margaret Macauley, Robin Gourley, Lucy Gresty, Lyn Dunbar, Roma English and Lyn Marsden were all in attendance and co-hosted the day along with current President Maureen McKenzie. It was especially nice to see Roma able to make it to the event. We did miss Dulcie Boyd who was unable to make it, and send her our very best greetings. The winners of the Past-Presidents Trophy for 2017 were rookie Lee Lewis, up-and-comer Chris Hansen and evergreen Pat Barklem. Congratulations ladies.
The prizes for the day were donated by the past presidents so that is the first of many thanks. The winning lead was Lois McGregor, losing lead Judy Betts, winning second Chris Hansen, losing second Enid Brooker, winning skip Pat Barklem, losing skip Margaret Carpenter. The two spider winners were Eileen Lavis and Chris Hansen. Eileen Lavis celebrated her birthday in style. Many happy returns.
There were lucky door prizes and raffle prizes galore. Marg Carpenter, Margie Brown, Margaret Macauley, Barbara Wort, Judy Betts, Lucy Gresty, Gabby Cheel, Glen Pisanos and Barbara Pearce chose lovely items for door prizes and Olwyn Mayer, Lyn Marsden, Judy Betts, Barbara Pearce, Glen Pisanos, Merrilyn, Helen Walsh, Robin Gourley, Barbara Wort, Eileen Lavis, Marg Carpenter, Pat Barklem and Chris Hansen took home raffle goodies. With such largesse on display, everyone donated generously to the gold coin drop for the Moruya Hospital.
Thanks go to Pat Cameron, Chris Hansen and their team for the wonderful catering, to Finn Hansen and Alan Laker for the great barbeque job and to Gabby Cheel for her artistic way with flowers and paper.
Diary dates and announcements: Committee meeting Tuesday November 21st, District Veterans Day Monday December 4th at Narooma, Christmas Party Wednesday December 13th 11.30am for the bus to Tilba Winery, Presentation Night Wednesday December 20th 6.00pm. Bumper Christmas hamper tickets are available from the club or from the organisers Marg Laker and Marg Carpenter, to be drawn on the Presentation Night. Santa is still collecting unwrapped gifts for the Christmas party. There is a lot happening at the friendly club.
With the return of our usual wind-blown fine weather on Monday 36 bowlers were in action which saw the Highest winning margin as the game decider allowing the team on 12 of Packman Ace, Hottie smith and gospeller Bob as the winners with those on 10 subject to countback as runners-up in Bruce, Cover-outs, Steal Coulson and Barry Arminter. Chef Keith took out the first resting toucher but the $100 jackpot was not won. Wrong bias sinners included Nev the Butt, Clive KV, Danny Boy and Ex.PM Neil while the raffle prizes went to those similar faces in Mayor Brian, gospeller Bob and Windy Ray.
Thursday’s supposed wet weather held off and remained fine enough for a result, details of which from the book, due to the Goose’s family commitments, showed the lowest winning margin deciding the winners in Nan Maureen, Hook-ara Wort and punter Alan from the runners-up in John Verr-heaven and the Badridge couple Cheryl and Richard. Richard also took out the first resting toucher but the $102 jackpot wasn’t won. Wrong bias sinners and the raffle winners weren’t recorded for publication.
Friday twilight bowls was also called off due to the inclement weather and hopefully won’t be affected next week so get your names in early by 4.45pm Friday please to help organiser Dipper Ron with the cards and if your name is down and you can’t make it, ring the club, earliest please.
Eight teams of enthusiastic bowlers met on the green for four games of triples last Tuesday, a lovely sunny day. Jan Rapkins, Gail Palmer and Marg Naylor (skip) had a slow start against their opposing team, new bowler Erica Conkey, Sue Wales and Barb McNamara / Merrie Downie (who shared their game). After a determined “catch up”; and a tussle for the lead Marg’s team put in a strong finish to win the game before being selected for the lucky rink prize. Also lucky was Cindy Newell, winner of the raffle. Presentation Night is on next week.
Wednesday 15-11-2017. After so many weeks with only 46 bowlers for Wednesday afternoon social matches, that number was topped with 50 bowlers nominating. The winners on the day were decided by the team with the highest winning margin, & that side from a 4s. match consisted of, Tony Fryer, G Goodridge, Bruce Rapkins & Ian Smart 28 shots & a shot margin of 15, over, Ron Douglass, John Downie, Keith Mitchell & John Mc.Namara, 13 shots. Runners-Up were, Neville Cork, Errol Coles & Mal Pye 22 shots & a shot margin of 13, over Alan Chisholm Rod Holman & Peter Jones,11 shots. The earliest resting toucher prize of the day went to Peter Hawker with his resting toucher at 1339 hrs.
Saturday.18-11-2017. A visit by travelling bowlers from the Wollongong Steelers Club, and a great bunch of blokes they are too, brught our numbers to 32 bowlers for the afternoon's fun & really social bowls. The winners on the day were decided by the team with lowest winning margin. The 1st. placed team was, Jeff McCusker & Peter Jones with 19 shots, a shot margin of only 1 over D. Grant & R. Banks (Steelers) 18 shots. Runners-up were R. Durney, A. Kent & K. Gromac.(Steelers)19 shots shot margin of 2. over, Garry Harvey, Graham Cummins & Tony Palmer, 16 shots. We will impatiently await the return of the Steelers again, plus maybe a visit to their neck of the woods.
Sunday. 19-11-2017. The Joe's social mixed bowls afternoon saw 24 bowlers nominate and a nice afternoon for a game bowls it was too. The winners were Coral Read, Joe Halsey & Jean Voss, a good win over Graham Smith, Maureen Nankervis & Gerry Simmons.
Xmas in November, Sunday 26th November don't forget to put your names down for a jolly game of bowls.
During the month of October the Consistency Championship was held. There were four rounds with 15 players - all very close games and played in good spirit.
First Round - Marg Downey had a bye, Rose Farrington defeated Marg Rogers, Irene Macdonald defeated Gladys McPherson, Phyl Christie went down to Chris Roxby, Denise Lidbury defeated Di Fletcher, Lorraine Wake defeated Rita Downie, Sue Fahey defeated Averial Cox and Solveig Olsson defeated Fran O' Connell. Second Round - Due to illness, Marg Downey had a forfeit to Rose Farrington, Irene Macdonald defeated Chris Roxby, Denise Lidbury defeated Lorraine Wake and Sue Fahey defeated Solveig Olsson. Third Round - Semi Final - Rose Farrington defeated Irene Macdonald, and Denise Lidbury defeated Sue Fahey. Final - After a very close match, Denise Lidbury defeated Rose Farrington. Congratulations Denise. This caps off a great year for Denise, where she has been the worthy winner of all the categories of our club championships.
Tuross Head Men
The final event on the Club Championship calendar has been decided with Peter Macdonald taking out the Consistency Singles. For the second year in a row John Monks has to be content with the runners up prize!
The semi finals were played on Saturday with both games following a very similar pattern. Peter Macdonald had a strong start in his clash with Jim Macklan dominating the early ends before Macklan found his range. By the 11th end the scores were locked at 55 all. The players traded ends for the next period of the game to be again even at 95 all after 19 ends.
At this point Macdonald managed to win five ends in a row to establish a match winning break of 131 to 109. In a game where the target is 150 it is hard to claw back the gap. Macdonald won his way into the final with a 152–127 victory.
John Monks played David Boon in the other semi final and also had a good start. He found his rhythm very quickly and set up a 52 – 28 lead after 8 ends before Boon fought back. By the 14th end the players were level at 70 all. Like Macdonald, Monks then went on a spree to win the next 7 ends to establish a strong lead of 124 to 86. Again, while Boon fought back he was unable to bridge the margin with Monks winning 154 to 116.
Macdonald and Monks backed up on Sunday and found the greens a little slower as the effects of the rain took hold. The early ends were shared with Monks making the first significant move when he scored all 10 points on the 9th end. This gave him a 53 – 37 advantage. Monks held the advantage until the 14 th end when Macdonald picked up a 10 and followed it up with three more dominant ends to grab a 90 – 80 lead. This proved to be the turning point of the match. Macdonald grew in confidence and he managed to keep the lead. Another 10 ‘pointer’ on the 25 th end proved the clincher with Macdonald grabbing the title 153 – 127 on the 28th end. Macdonald’s effort really reflected the point of this format – on the day he was simply too consistent for Monks. He forced Monks to play low percentage shots that are great if they work but cause problems when they just miss. Congratulations to Macdonald on a worthy win!
Tuross Head Women
Another fourteen players arrived for social bowls last Tuesday 14th November. There were two games of pairs and one game of social triples played. Denise Lidbury and Phyl Endall defeated Jenny Madden and Di Fletcher. Irene Macdonald and Averial Cox, defeated Doreen Monks and Chris Roxby.
In the triples, Carol Williams, Solveig Olsson and Lorraine Johnston defeated Sharon Perry, Di Challice and Marg Rogers. Winners of the day were the Williams triples team.
Our combined Presentation Day is to the held on Wednesday 22nd, which will be a social game of bowls followed by lunch and formalities. Don't forget our Christmas party on the 12 December - all the information is on the notice board. It is a fun day - so come along in your "J" costume and enjoy yourself. The Christmas Party is the last event for 2017. For your diary social bowls will restart on the 16 January 2018