Bowls results and news

Dalmeny Deviates

The big weekend is approaching for the Last Ever Dalmeny Deviates Community Bowls Day. This Sunday will be a final hurrah for the Deviates as they close the book after 40 years of fun and games. As usual Deviates and friends will gather at Club Narooma for a great day of bowls, BBQ, raffles and fancy dress fun.

The day starts at 12 noon with a BBQ, then the bowls from 1pm to 3pm (also a putting contest on the green), followed by our famous auction and raffle from 3pm to 5pm. It is undoubtably the best raffle of the year with many fantastic prizes to be won as well as some great auction items. As usual all funds collected on the day are distributed to Narooma community groups such as the Narooma Mens Shed, Animal Welfare, Bluewater Dragons, Narooma Surf Club as well Moruya Hospital Auxiliary. It’s only $20 for the day so come along, have some fun and maybe pick up a bargain! 

As usual the Deviates couldn’t hold the day without the support of the businesses of Narooma so a big thank you to all the people in town who always support us!

Also coming up is the Dalmeny Deviates 40th Anniversary and Final Ball at Narooma Golf Club on Friday, October 19. It will be a huge night for the Deviates and all our friends and frenemies! Tickets are $60 and will be on sale at the club from Monday, September 17.

Dalmeny Men

Another sunny Monday with the usual cool breeze for the 33 bowlers and the Goose swinging where Punter Alan organised secret ends as the game decider which saw the winners on 12 in Towelling Lewis, Tom’s son Danny and Shark Finn from the runners-up on 9 in the Goose, Roger C-Toe and Loquacious Lloyd. No one took out the resting toucher nor was the $100 jackpot claimed.

The wrong-bias sinners included Ex.PM Neil (3), the Goose, Peter Hit-Holden and Towel-boy and the raffle winners were Ret. Docker Ian, Danny-boy, Neil and Garry L-Rentacar.

Once again overcast skies provided very cool conditions for the 34 bowlers on Thursday with once again Punter Alan running the show and once again secret ends deciding the winners on 14 in Den-snow Holman and the returning Badrim couple Cheryl and Richard from the runners-up on 9 in Nan Maureen, Hook-ara Wort and Punter Alan. Margaret Joiner scored the only resting toucher was recorded but the $100 jackpot was not won. The 2 Peters, Basho and Drake and scarf-man Jack were the only wrong bias sinners while the raffle prizes went to back-room boy Alan (2), Denice (2) and thankfully sent it round again for Richard, Mayor Brian and Ian East-off.

The second round of the 3-bowl mixed doubles event the Foot-sen couple Chris and Finn were well matched against Hook-ara Wort and Punter Alan up to the 11th end with the score 7/8 against but the Hansens put in a big 4 and 5 over the next few ends to lead 18/10 at the 16th and with a 5-all score over the last 5 ends held on to win 21/15 after 21 ends.

In another even match with Kathy Whiskey-an and Buzz Saw against Hook-ara Pearce and Chef Keith, they lead at the 1 st and 5/4 at the 4th through to the 14th where they got their nose in front 17/16. Scores were an even 19-all at the 17th and 20-all at the 19th before Keith and Barbara come back with a 2 at the 20 th which was enough against the opposition’s 1 on the last end to win 22/21.

Marg Joiner and Garry L-Rentacar were drawn against the Smith’s, Jan and Bernie and after being 3-all at the 3 rd end, Jan and Bernie shot away to lead 19/8 at the 12 th end before Marg and Garry’s comeback to be down only 18/20 at the 18 th but it was short-lived as Jan and Bernie won the last 3 ends for a 24/18 score-line.

Mayoress Olwyn and Cobber Peter played against the Lew-ain’t couple Lee and Terry and got off to a good start leading 9/1 at the 5th end before the scores evened up somewhat, 11/10 at the 8th end where Olwyn and Peter shot off again leading 19/10 at the 16 th end then finalising their win 23/11 at the 20th end. Well done to all players and come along next week for what appears to be some great semi-final games.

The game sheets are on the board for the rookie singles and pairs for eligible players, so get your names down quickly please.

Narooma Women

Twenty-three bowlers on a lovely sunny spring morning equaled three games of triples and a pairs match last Tuesday. Cindy Newell was the lucky recipient of the raffle, a meat tray from Rapley’s.

On green two Maureen Findlay and Sue Wales shared their game and teamed up with Cindy Newell and Kerry Ferguson (skip) against Mavis Hardy, Janet Murphy and Lorraine Mitchell (skip). After a game of fluctuating fortunes both teams had won nine ends, but the highest score went to Kerry’s team which was then selected as the day’s winners,


Deciding games were played on Friday when Sue Wales and Lorraine Mitchell played down to the wire, Lorraine snatching victory on the last end to win 101 to 98 for a place in the final.

Sandra Breust met Lorraine in the final following a forfeit by Bev Bowater. We saw a good competition with some great bowls, however Sandra always had the edge and went on for a good win to become Consistency Champion for 2018. A great competition, congratulations Sandra, well done everyone, we’ll try again next year.

Narooma Men

Wednesday Men’s Triples.

A good rollup with the Highest Winning Margin going to Don Caldwell, Nev Cork and Greg Riley 25-15 winners over Scotty Kennedy, ‘Cobby’ Cobcroft and James Grant (esq).

Runners up were Nev Butt, B.Murphy and Les Waldock 23-14 over Barry Goodwin, Paul Naylor and Col Armstrong.

Saturday Men’s Jackpot Pairs.

The day couldn’t make up its mind if it was going to be sunny or cool but the 16 bowlers didn’t care and a fun day was had by all with the Lowest Winning Margin pair of John Voytas and Col Armstrong finally winning 24-14 over Dennis Maggs and Jeff Iles.

Runners Up were Graeme Cummins and Nev Butt over ‘Tiger’ Fryer and G.Foster 26-9.

Sunday Mixed.

A gorgeous day saw 24 bowlers for 4 rinks of triples. Winners were decided by lucky rink. Winning rink was Kaye Whiffen, Peter Hawker and John McNamara (skip) who picked up 3 shots on the last end for a 17 to 15 win against Lois McGregor, Graeme Smith and Bruce Rapkins (skip).

Second prize went to Mavis Hardy, Sue Bender and John Lonergan (skip) who led all the way for a 23 to 11 win against Denise Holman, Pam Grant and Merrie Downie (skip).