Bowls news and results, April 16

Narooma Men

Wednesday Men's Triples, April 10, 36 bowlers enjoyed another spectacular day on the Sth.Coast with a 2 x 11 ends day. Highest Winning Margin (rd 1) going to Scott Kennedy, 'Cobby' Cobcroft and Jim Grant. Second were Rod Holman, Chris Goldsmith and Jeremy Seaton. First round losers, 2nd round winners were Terry Dowling, Dennis Maggs and Ray Gale. Resting toucher went to John McNamara.

Sunday Mixed Social, April 7. 26 bowlers again this week with the Lowest Winning Score going to Gary Murane, Jan Rapkins and Merrie Downey 18-12 winners from Mavis Hardy, Denise Holman and Enid Brooker. Runners Up were Lee Lewis, Sue Wales and Marg Carpenter 20-14 over Aurelia Robinson, Lois McGregor and Barry Lymbury.

Major Pairs Final. John Breust and Keith Pickett in a very good 26-10 win over Graham Cummins and Dave Herman. Congratulations gents.

Narooma Women

Last Tuesday, April 9, saw two games of pairs played for social bowls. Maureen Findlay found the winner's circle once again, sharing a game with Lorraine Mitchell and teaming up with Gail Riley to attain the highest winning score for the day and the prizemoney.

Denise Holman was the lucky 50 Club winner, raffles won by Sue Bender, Lorraine Mitchell and Cecily White (visiting from Malua Bay). A safe and happy Easter to all.

Dalmeny men

Another tranquil Monday with little wind had 30 players organised by Punter Alan with the winners decided by the lowest winning margin on 1 in Pom Kennedy, Broker Jim and Windy Ray from the runners up on 3 in Roy Falkiner, Account Cartwringht and Emberley Footprint. The first resting toucher went to Garry L-Rentacar but the $100 jackpot was not won. The wrong bias sinners were Chris Silver-Jones, Macedonian Illya and Snoopy Falkiner while the raffle prizes went to Windy Ray, Broker Jim, Scott JFK and Peter Mur-100.

Another cloudless sky with the usual variable wind was enjoyed by 28 Thursday bowlers organised by Clive KV with the winners again decided by the lowest winning margin on 7 in Mayoress Olwyn, Gospeller Bob and Peter Mur-100 from the runners-up on 11 in Hook-ara Pearce, xxxxxx and Marg Joiner. No-one scored the first resting toucher nor the $100 jackpot. Those sinners having a wrong bias included Cobber Dudley, President Peter (with his 1st bowl), Laughing Lloyd, Meadow and Towelling Lewis and John Ver-L while the raffle prizes went to Olwyn, Robyn Gourley, gospeller Bob (twice) sending it on for Macedonian Illya and Clive. Pres. Peter expressed a fond farewell to Nan Maureen (Nankurvis) who everyone enjoyed her company, laugh, dancing, etc. etc. as she was returning over the border and how much she will be missed by all at the club.

The presentation night of the Friday night twilight bowlers saw a great feed of nibbles and finger-food provided thankfully by our major sponsors, Dalmeny Men's Bowling Club, regular player Neil Graham of Southern Eurobodalla Plumbing and his sister Kobe of the Down 2 Earth Coffee Shop.

The season-ending presentation night was hosted by organiser Bruce A1-T-Ken who began by thanking our sponsors and then revealing the equal 3rd placegetters on 43 points in Fighting Frank and usual partner postman Joe, 2nd place on 45 points in his usual bridesmaid position was the Goose and the winner on 46 points in Bob Moore-Or-less.

All placegetters were congratulated by Neil who presented each with a monogrammed shirt and cap as their trophy no doubt to be worn with pride when our season starts again, or before, in October. Brett or Graham who was the backroom room boy in aiding Bruce and organising game mats, jacks and 1/2 the rakes and the great food for the night and providing 2 of our sponsors (with Mum's help) also thanked Bruce, Dalmeny Men's Bowls club, his kids and all the twilighters for being a part of our Friday nights and is hopeful of producing a bigger and better season later in the year with exciting variations in format of play and maybe what happens after.

The unplayed 2nd round matches of the Major Singles Championship between Macedonian Illya and Towelling Lewis saw Terry start and stop before allowing Illya to put his foot down and cruise home to win 31/15 at the 27th end.

Somehow Steal Hot-daughter grew another 2 feet which meant he had to 4-feet his game against Sailor Brian who went on to come from behind to win his seemingly unwinnable game against Dave By-Theway 32/27 at the 36th end after being down 22/13 at the 23rd end. Buzz Breust never let Punter Alan into their game being always in front to win 31/14 after 27 ends. Garry L-rentacar led all the way to the 14th end in his match against Par Budin before Norm took control and win 31/18 at the 29th end.

Macedonian Illya never got into his game against Account Drury being down 23/9 at the 16th end before his mini recovery but Bill was too strong winning 31/24 after 28 ends.

The semi-final round will produce some great matches so come along and watch the action.

Dalmeny Twilight Bowls: Second Placegetter (bridesmaid again) The Goose with sponsor Neil.

Dalmeny Twilight Bowls: Second Placegetter (bridesmaid again) The Goose with sponsor Neil.

Dalmeny women

We have been blessed with beautiful weather but this day there was a sometimes warm, sometimes cool, swirling breeze which made conditions challenging for our Tuesday bowls.

It was fitting that on her last Tuesday at Dalmeny, Maureen Nankervis was lead for the winning team. Second was Gabby Cheel whilst Enid Brooker fulfilled the skipper role.

Robin Gourley ran right over the spider. Gabby Cheel, in good form, scored a resting toucher.

The lucky raffle winners were Gail Farrell and Pat Cameron.

We celebrated with Maureen as she embarks on a new adventure in Mount Eliza, by enjoying a social lunch at Dalmeny Club on Wednesday.

We wish her well for her future bowling and life near her family.

The Quarterly meeting of the DWBC will be held this Wednesday at the club at 11am.

Be there or be square! Good bowling at the friendly club. LGO.

Tuross Head Bowls

The Tuross Head Grade 7 side has advanced to the next stage of the State Pennants competition after recording two wins on the weekend.

On Saturday they hosted Moruya and held the upper hand throughout. Ronnie Richardson's team again led the way with a comfortable 24-16 victory. Ray Downey's team had to recover from a mid-game slump when they feel behind 10-4 after 8 ends. They won eight of the last ten ends to record a 23-16 win.

Allan Etheredge's team led for most of their match and looked home when they had a 19-15 advantage with just two ends to play. To their credit the Moruya side were able to score the 5 shots they needed to win 20-19.

Overall Tuross won 66 shots to 52 and picked up a 9 points to 1 win. This meant that they had to play a washed-out match at Tomakin on Sunday needing to win to progress.

Tuross had a great start and were well ahead on all three rinks and the master-board from the start. After 36 ends they led 40 shots to 20.

Then the Tomakin teams started to turn the game around. They gradually narrowed the difference. As the three games moved into their final ends the scores became very close.

Tuross maintained their lead on two of the rinks but on the third the Tomakin side had a real surge. Allan Etheredge had an 11-4 lead after 12 ends but then lost the next seven ends to slip behind 11-19. This changed the complexion of the match.

Ray Downey's side finished first with a 24-20 win. Ronnie Richardson finished next with a 19-13 win. The difference on the ' big board was just 2 shots with the last rink having two ends to play.

In very tense conditions Etheredge managed to grab a single shot on each of these ends to give Tuross a narrow 56-52 win. They won 9 points to 1 to put them at the top of the table.

Both Tuross sides will now progress to the next stage of the competition to be played on May 18 and 19.

In a further match in the Major Pairs, Peter Davies and Joel Hilliard had a hard-fought win over Brian Currie and Stuart Graham.

Moruya Men's Bowls

Results: Wednesday 10 April. Winners: K Lotz, J Cremona and B Bacon. Runners Up: R Glover and J Hossack. First resting toucher - B Strahan. Jackpot not won. +$440 Wednesday 17 April.

Pennant Results - 13 April: Grade 7 - Moruya 1 - Tuross Head 9 (52 shots to 66).

Social Calendar: Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am. Saturday - Pairs/Triples - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am. Note - Friday Cash Nominated Pairs is currently cancelled to a future date due to other club commitments. Place entries for all social events on sheets in club or phone answering service on 44742108. Details of club activities on "Moruya Mens Bowling Club" facebook page.

Upcoming Tournament: Easter Saturday Men's Pairs, Saturday 20 April. Total Prize Money - $1600. 1st $700, 2nd $500, 3rd $300 and best last game winner $100 per team. Three games of 15 ends decided on points (2 points per win, 1 point per draw followed by margin. Dress: Club uniform or tournament clothing. Only one prize per team. Entry $60 per team. A few vacancies are still available. Details: Robbie Strahan 0409 463 076 or email moruyabowls@hotmail.com

MAY CARNIVAL: MIXED PAIRS (three bowl). Friday 24 May. 3 games of 17 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am.

MENS PAIRS: (four bowl). Saturday 25 May. Three games of 15 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am.

CASUAL OPEN TRIPLES Sunday 26 May. Three games of 15 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am. Details: Robbie Strahan 0409 463 076 or email moruyabowls@hotmail.com

Tomakin Twist Tops

Last Sunday 44 bowlers were on the greens on a beautiful sunny day, all were welcomed, including two bowlers from South Australia.

Winners were those with least number of winning ends, Val Toyer and Tim Brown. Runners-up Terry Montgomerie and Tom Tyrrell, visiting from South Australia.

Val drew for Jackpot but no luck this time. Breakfast trays won by Terry Montgomerie and Ingrid Blazius. Don't forget Twisties Barbecue breakfast next weekend Easter Sunday. Everyone welcome to Twist Tops come along and bowl to some great music.