Men’s Social bowls Wednesday, May 9
48 bowlers enjoyed another sunny day on both rinks, with the highest winning margin winners T.Lewis, G.Seddon and ‘Shorty’ Smart beating Gary Evans, Ken Burrows and Ralph Redhead 40-18. Runners up were Peter James, Tony Gors with Kevin Mitchell 27-7 winners over Peter Dillon, John McNamara and Ray Gale. Resting toucher was won by Ralph Redhead. Thanks to our sponsors Rapleys Meats and Hewson’s Narooma District Funerals.
For the Men’s Pairs on Saturday, May 5 the weather Gods ruled out any play.
Sunday Mixed Social, Mum’s Day. 16 bowlers enjoyed Mother’s Day on the green, lucky rink winners being Betty Greenshield, Denise Holman and Peter ‘Spike’ Jones 18-15 over Sue Wales, Graeme Smith and Rod Holman. The ladies were then treated to chocolates and afternoon tea.
A shortened report this week with only one game played due to the women’s May carnival and the weather, which interrupted the major pairs’ games at the weekend. As the Goose was on chauffeur duties only Monday’s book results were available for the 36 bowlers, once again ably organised by our man Ken in fine conditions where the highest winning margin decided the winners in big John Oarley, Browny and Peter Hit-Holden from the runners-up in Ex.PM Neil, Towelling Dowling and Account Cartwright.
A small group for social bowls last Tuesday, which proved to be a lovely sunny day. Two ladies got off to a good start before bowls commenced, Kerry Ferguson by winning the 50 Club and a surprised Mavis Hardy, winner of the meat tray from Rapley’s Meats. Well done ladies.
Although the triples were feeling confident, it was the pairs game on four which was selected for the lucky rink, where Pam Grant and Leila Gosper played against Sue Wales and Sandra Breust. The game was close early on, then Sue and Sandra snuck ahead, with Pam and Leila remaining two or three behind. Then, holding just a one shot lead on the last end Sue and Sandra claimed a further two, clinching the game and the day’s prize.
Once again the Carnival proved very popular, with packed greens and visitors coming from Lismore, Benalla and Jindabyne to name but a few places.
It's a testament to how popular this carnival is that these bowlers continue to put it on their annual calendar, especially when a lot of Carnivals are failing to attract enough players to run successfully.
The greens were running well, players were smiling (well mostly) and the sun was shining, except for Thursday afternoon when we had a shower of rain. It's amazing how many bowlers speak to their bowls, encouraging them, urging them forward, waving their hands, wandering onto the next rink to see where their bowls were going.
Special thanks need to go to the ladies who provided early morning treats before bowling commenced. Also thanks to the Men's Club who: set up the greens, changed the direction of greens during lunch, provided water, packed up at the end of the day, as well as providing umpires and measurers. Plus a special thank you to NSSC who provided funding for the Carnival, and organising for a Board member to present prizes daily.
Ladies Pairs: 3 games played with five pairs winning all 3 games. 1st Sue Fahey & Denise Lidbury, 2nd Jennie Blyth & June Williams, 3rd Colleen Beadon & Di Ziebel, Best Last Game - Bev Bowater & Denise Holman, Triers Coral Hume & Irma Calawell
Ladies Triples: 1st - Lelia Gosper, Sue Wales & Margaret Naylor, 2nd - Sandra Block, Sue Bender & Judy Moore, 3rd Bev Freeham, Olga Gashwend & Robyn Butcher, Best Last Game Gail Riley, Gail Palmer & Denise Holman, Best Tryers Sue White, Patty Manning & Beth Whittingham
Mixed Pairs - 1st Keith & Bev Bowater, 2nd Mark & Gail West, 3rd Ron & Denise McGlashen, Best Last Game Ray & June Begett, Triers Ray Evans & Pat Cameron. It was disappointing that a team from Dalmeny did not win but Enid Brooker and Ace Elphick came 4th winning all 3 games with 19 shots up (only missed out on coming 3rd by one shot)
Tuross Head Men
Despite a drop in entries, Tuross Head Men’s Bowling Club has conducted another very successful May Carnival. As usual local businesses have been very supportive in their sponsorship. A big thanks to Hallmark Real Estate, AMH Automotive Group, Platinum Blinds and Awnings and Tuross Pharmacy for their ongoing generous support. As with all events we run we are very grateful for the wonderful support from the Tuross Head Country Club .
This year the local members have been very supportive and have rallied to boost the numbers. Unfortunately we had to cancel the fifth day – the mixed medley – due to the low level of entries. It was great to see that local players figured in the prize money on every day.
The carnival started with a mixed pairs event with visitors Jan and John Roche coming first. Locals Lorraine Wake and Michael Kennedy came second in front of Dalmeny’s Pat Barkham and Barry Lymbery. Best last game went to locals Sharron Perry and Joel Hilliard.
The Hallmark Real Estate Open Pairs was the first of several successful days for Bodalla’s Paul Vanda and Matthew Morton. They edged out locals Peter Bird and Stuart Graham. Other locals, Peter Macdonald and John Monks, filled third place and Jim Howden and John Fahey had the best last game.
Barry Lymbery continued his good week when he teamed with Mila and Terry Knudson to take out the Open Triples sponsored by Platinum Blinds and Awnings. Locals Ray Downey,
Peter Bird and Jason Hossack came next ahead of another local team of Michael Kennedy,
Lorraine Wake and Allan Etheredge. Danny Thomson, Matty Morton and Paul Vanda had the best last game.
The AMH Automotive Group’s Men’s Pairs finished the Carnival with Danny Thompson and Paul Vanda edging out Moruya’s Brad Larkin and Bodalla’s Shane Cooper. Barry Lymbery and Terry Knudson added to their winnings coming in third. Stuart Graham and John Monks had the best last game.
Grade 2 Zone 7 final will be played at Ulladulla on Saturday, May 19 between Moruya and Lake Conjola with the winner going on to the state finals. Due to the number of players, officials and (hopefully) spectators involved there will be no social bowls at Moruya that day.
Wednesday, May 9: Winners: K Lotz, C Gallacher and G Wale; Runners Up: K Austen and D Bugge; First Resting Toucher - L Fyall. Jackpot was not won - +$458 Wednesday, May 16.
Saturday Nominated Pairs: Winners: G Wale and B Larkin; Runners Up: R Hardie and D Dearing.
Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am. Saturday - Pairs - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am. First and Third Saturday of month - $200 for winning team - nominated pairs - 3 games of 7 ends - start 12.30pm entry by 11.45am. Place entries on sheet in club or phone answering service on 4474 2108. Details of club activities can be found on the "Moruya Mens Bowling Club" Facebook page.
Note: Nominated pairs will now be played on the first and third Saturday of the month. (No game on May 19 due to Zone play-off commitments). All Saturday games subject to tournament and pennant commitments. No Saturday social on May 19 due to pennant commitments.
Mens Pairs Two Day Tournament. Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. $3600 prize money: 1st $1200, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $400, 5th $250 and Best Day Winners $250 per team. One prize per team only. 6 games of 14 ends - 3 games per day. Open draw of cards 8.30am Friday, May 25. Play to commence at 9am each day. Placings will be decided on points - 3 per win - 1 per tie followed by aggregate margin. Dress - club uniform or tournment clothing. Entry - $120 per team. Entries close Friday, May 18 and limited to first 28 teams.
Mixed Pairs Event: Thursday, May 24. Three Bowl Pairs. $1240 Prize Money: !st $600, 2nd $300 3rd $190, 4th $90 and 5th $60. Three games of 14 ends. Open draw of cards Thursday morning at 8.30am. Games decided on points - 2 per win & 1 per tie followed by aggregate margin. Dress: Club uniform or Tournament clothing. Entry $40 per team. Entries close May 21 and limited to first 28 teams. Contact for both events: Don Cooper, 0407 482 614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.