Monday’s clear skies together with a cool breeze had Cobber Peter back organising our bowls (the applause was enough for him to give it another go) for 39 bowlers with the Goose swinging for once again the points system as game decider.
The winners in a near repeat of last week on 21 points in gospeller Bob, Peter the Hat and Fencer Peter from the runners-up on 20 1/2 points in a 2-way countback in Ex. Docker Ian, Par Wain and a fitter Marty.
The Goose scored the only resting toucher but once again the $490 jackpot didn’t go off.
The Goose now had enough money to contribute to the wrong bias sinner’s jar together with Cobber Peter, Steal Coulson, Dipper Ron, Ex.PM Neil (3) and our Macedonian Illya.
The raffle prizes went to the same old faces in Dicko, Granty, Peter the Hat and the Goose.
Thursday had ideal weather for the 30 bowlers (numbers down due to the triples final) organised by Roy Falkiner.
He also stood in to even up the numbers and once again the points system marble came out to decide the winners on 21 points in Cobber Dudley, the Goose and Loquacious Lloyd from the runners-up on 19 points in the Hansen couple Chris and Finn and Garry L-rentacar.
No resting toucher was scored nor was the $375 jackpot collected.
The wrong-bias sinners included Leo Spring, Dipper Ron and Hi-ain’t McGregor, while the raffle prizes were shared among Christine and Lee Lew-ain’t (both 2) sending it round again for Dudley, Clive KV, Scarf-man Jack and Marg Ponder.
In the final of the triples championship Steal Coulson, Cobber Peter and Barry Arminter seemed to have the game well in hand against Wayne Home-100, Par Budin and Buzz Saw leading for most of the game up 8/2 after 4 ends, 15/6 after 10 ends.
That was before Buzz and his boys put things together leading 23/19 at the 21st end and 24/21 at the penultimate end but a totally unexpected 5 on the last end saw Barry & Co take out a very well deserved win.
Congratulations to all who took part particularly Rob, Peter and Barry who hung in there to the end and took out the championship.
Members are reminded of the men’s carnival at the end of next week and that there are still some positions to be filled in the program.
Also that the AGM will be held on Monday, August 20 with all committee positions to be filled.
Nomination forms are up on the noticeboard.
Last Tuesday,July 3 was bright and sunny after a chilly start for 23 bowlers on the green to play four games of triples.
Clare Cork got some extra practice on her rink, playing both lead positions.
Cindy Newell, back on deck following a spell, soon got in the groove along with Sue Wales and Dawn Kenny for an early lead against Sue Bender, Pam Grant and Annette Linney.
A close game followed after scores were matching at seven ends then Annette’s team managed to gain the advantage and go on to win the match. Being selected for the lucky rink prize was an added bonus and Pam Grant was also the happy winner of the meat tray with thanks to Rapley’s Meats. A lovely day.
Wednesday Mens Triples
Another great day of bowls on both greens with 42 bowlers enjoying the sun and fun.
Highest winning score was won by Tony Fryer, John Voytas and John McNamara over Peter Hawker, Dennis Maggs and Chris Goldsmith 33-19.
Runners up were the pair of J. Coulson and Greg Ryan over Scotty Kennedy and James Grant esq. 30-15
Resting toucher was ‘the paper boy’ Gary Evans.
Minor Singles Results
Jim Grant defeated Warren Bender 31 to 24 after leading 19 to 5 after 14 ends.
John Downie defeated Les Waldock 31 to 10.
Friday in the wind, Jim Grant defeated Allan Chisholm 31 to 12.
Ian ‘Shorty’ Smart defeated Peter Jones 31 to 17 after a very close first part with the scores even after 22 ends before ‘Shorty’ drew away.
Ray Gale had a win over Ron Douglas 31-22 in an entertaining game and then Ray went on to defeat Ian Smart 31-15 in a second round match up.
John Downie and Rod Holman fought out a second round game with Rod having the better of the first 13 ends but John finally prevailed to win 31-24 (33 ends).
Saturday Men’s Pairs
Another fun day was had by all with the prize going to the Lowest Winning margin with those being ‘Wazza’ and ‘Shorty’ Smart over Rod Holman and Brian Seaman 22-18.
Runners Up were Tony ‘Tiger’ Fryer and B.Rapkins over John Voytas and R.McKibbin 28-18.
Sunday Social Bowls
A sunny and breezy day drew 26 competitors, with the winners of the Lowest Winning score being that of Graham Smith and Ken Burrows defeating Jan Rapkins and Gerry Simmonds 16-14.
Runners Up were Enid Brooker and Tony Gors over Clare Cork and Barry Lymbery 17-14.
It was a gorgeous day for a game of bowls. We played a game of variety triples where everyone had a turn at lead, second and skip, a lot of fun. Winners were Lyn Dunbar, Chris Hansen and Barbara Wort with Robin Gourley, Margaret Carpenter and Maureen McKenzie as runners-up.
Lyn Dunbar was closest to the spider and Barbara Wort scored a resting toucher. Well done to all bowlers.
The lucky raffle prizes were taken home by Margaret Carpenter and Margie Brown. We welcomed a visiting bowler to our club and may we see her on the green many more times. It was good to see Lyn Dunbar feeling better and back on the green.
Also Maureen Nankervis is not far away from making her comeback. Well done ladies. Last week, the final of the Championship Triples was played.
The victors were Glen Pisanos, Barbara Wort and Barbara Pearce from a valiant Olwyn Mayer, Margaret Laker and Maureen McKenzie. A reminder to everyone that the AGM will be held at 10am on Wednesday, July 25, followed by a complimentary special lunch at Dalmeny Club.
We want to see everyone there! Good bowling at the friendly club.
Tomakin Winter Festival
Last week Tomakin Bowls Club held a four day Winter Carnival which was jointly organised by the men's, women's and Twist Tops bowling groups. Thursday was a beautiful warm sunny day , followed by two very windy days which kept all bowlers on their toes.
Sunday for the mixed fours was perfect.
At the Presentation on the final day Faye Conner, President of the Tomakin Club Board thanked all participating bowlers for their presence, travelling from Benalla, Traralgon, Moyhu, Victoria and Canberra, as well as local clubs.
It is hoped they will all be able to attend again next year.
A special thank you to Bronwyn from Travel Team Travel Agency and Sandra and Kim from Hip Pocket for their generosity with prizes.
Joan Colefax was the winner of the Travel Team prize so I am sure she will enjoy a lovely holiday.
The second prize of a set of bowls was won by Helena Megee. Well done ladies.
Winners of the Mixed Fours: Di Mooy, Bob Brooker, Helena and Greg Megee.
Second: Ingrid Blasius, Julie Lewis, Bob Brown and Henry Butler.
Third: Janette and Barney Dunn, Jennie and Steven Hogan.
BLGW: Karen James, Milka Starkovski, Graham Reid and Charles Smith.
Thank you to all committee members for putting on such a fantastic Carnival. Each day was run with precision and overall a great success once again.
Wednesday, June 4:
Winners: L McDermott, D Holmes and ( Robbie and Billy) the Strahan Twins.
Runners Up: L Perrot and G Murray.
First resting toucher: J Hossack.
Jackpot not won - + $650 this Wednesday
Wednesday, June 4
Ticket number 202 - M Dart
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.
Place entries on sheet in club.