Last Tuesday was a beautiful, sunny day for the small group of ladies playing social bowls. Heather McGourty got off to a good start, winning the meat tray raffle. Out on the green Julie Smith got plenty of practice playing both lead positions in her triples match. Teaming up with in form Jan Rapkins and Gail Palmer (skip), they won by a margin of four shots against Julie Smith, Cindy Newell and Barb McNamara (skip). Consequently, they were winners for the day, with the lowest winning margin. Birthday wishes to Ronda Walters for last Friday. Suddenly, the long weekend has been and gone and daylight saving has commenced. Members please note that Tuesday bowls will be starting early commencing October 15. Cards called at 8.50am, play at 9am. Consistency starts tomorrow, past presidents' fours next Thursday, please check the noticeboard for details.
Social Bowls Winners' Circle: There were 38 bowlers on Wednesday and we played versatility, with the winners being decided by Highest Winning Score. The winners were Errol Coles, Tony Cobcraft and John McNamara (skip) who started strongly to lead 19 to11 after 11 ends and continued on with their good form to finish with an 31 to 18 win against Don Caldwell, Greg Riley and Kel Hayward (skip). Second place went to Peter Tinson and Ray Gale (skip) who were behind 10 to 12 after 11 ends before they clicked into gear to win 8 ends in a row to go on to a 30 to 17 win against Ken Burrows and Gary Murane (skip). The first resting toucher went to John Roche at 1.13, well done John what a great way to start your return to Narooma bowls. Thank you to Rapley's Midtown Quality Meats for their continued sponsorship.
On Saturday we had 22 bowlers enjoying the day and the the Saturday Jackpot was not won and now stands at $640, a good time to put your name down and try your luck. Tha winners were decided by Lucky Rink and the first prize went to Neville Butt and Tony Palmer (skip) who had a very close game with John Voytas and Ray Gale (skip) with the scores being level on 6 occasions including 18 all on the second last end before Neville and Tony picked up 2 shots to win the game 20 to 18. Second prize went to Mark Williams and Col Armstrong (skip) who were down 11 to 16 after 13 ends and still behind 21 to 23 after 22 ends. They stormed home on the last 3 ends to take their match 28 to 23 against Tony Fryer and Jeff McCusker (skip).
On Sunday we had 28 bowlers playing 4 games of triples and a game of pairs. Winners were decided by Lucky Rinks with the winners being Ella Breust, Kevin Calloway and John Breust (skip). They hit the front 10 to 9 after 11 ends and picked up a couple of good ends to run out 21 to 13 winners against Julie Smith, Kevin McCaroll and Darrel Goodridge (skip). Second place went to Pat Wood and Janet Murphy (skip) who led 15 to 10 after 11 ends and just held off a fast finishing Pam Grant and Bruce Rapkins (skip) to take the match 21 to 19.
Presidents Pairs: One first round match was played in the Presidents Pairs with Tony Gors and Greg Ryan (skip) up against Ron Douglass and John McNamara (skip). Greg and Tony started well to lead 13 to 6 after 11 ends and they kicked clear to take the match 24 to 11.
It was another beautiful day for a game of bowls. Some of our number travelled to Tomakin to help that team celebrate their Grade 3 Pennant victory and a good day was had by all who attended. Back on our home green, winners for the day were lead Anne Luke, second Margie Brown and skip Lois McGregor. Eileen Lavis was closest to the spider and Kath Ryan scored a resting toucher. Congratulations to all bowlers. Anne Luke and Eileen Lavis were the lucky raffle recipients.
Coming events include Past-Presidents Day to be celebrated with a Joe's Special and a delicious barbeque lunch, along with lots of door prizes and interesting raffles, on October 29th. Also we have the Drawn Pairs event coming up on October 15th and 22nd. There is a lot happening at Dalmeny, the friendly club.
On Monday, September 30, the Ladies played a Split 6, 3-2-1 Stableford Competition in teams of 3.
The winners with 81 points were the team of Ann Durnan, Val Spooner and Heather McMillan. Runners up with 74 points were the team of Sylvia Donohoe, Di Wilkes and Tina Wilson. Balls went down to 70 points
A Par Competition over 2 Divisions was played by the Ladies on Wednesday, October 2. The Division 1 Winner was Sylvia Donohoe (2) with a score of +4 and Runner Up was Marion Brooks (22) with +2 ocb. The Division 2 Winner was Ann Durnan (43) with a score of +3 and Runner Up was Marg Brown (32) with +2. The NTP winners were Marea Clarke on 14th Hole and Helen Ellis on 17th Hole. Balls went to -1.
THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER: Warm weather greeted the field of 136 starters where the DSR resulted in a consistent 72. In A Grade Bill Hannam continued his recent good form with 40 points off his handicap of 9, followed by Tony Foster from Moore Park on 39 points, while Chris Heath edged out Brendan Warby on countback with 38 points to take third place. In B Grade Graeme posted the best score of the day with 41 points off his handicap of 22, followed by Peter Kearney on 40 points. Tony Ings filled the third position with 39 points on countback from Colin O'Sullivan. Graham Mumme prevailed in C Grade with 39 points off his handicap of 23 ahead of Ross Giblett on 38 points. Alby Donnelly took third place with 37 points on countback from four other players, Frank Caruana , Trevor Owens, John Hasler and Terry Pickles. The nearest-the-pin winners were Mark Elmasri on 3, Peter Stephens from Concord on 9, Mike Shevlin on 14 and Colin Holmes on 17, while the ball competition went down to all on 35 points.
SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER: Again very pleasant conditions favoured the field of 141 players for the October Monthly Medal and the final round of the President's Trophy with a resultant DSR of a consistent 72. In A Grade Graeme Sawyer finished on top with 68 net off his handicap 11, followed by Graham Kerr and Greg Riley 0n 70 net, with Scott Ker and Bob Piper missing out on countback. B Grade was taken out by Glenn Reilly from Kareela with the best score of the day, 66 net off his handicap of 15. Peter Elliott took second place with 68 net while Frank Jakubowski finished third with 70 net on countback from Bernie Krueger. Enthusiastic junior Darcy Sealey was a clear winner in C Grade with 67 net off his handicap of 29, with Mandy Hall and Paul Ingamells filling the minor positions with 70 net ahead of Gary Schmidt on countback. The nearest-the-pin winners were Daniel Adams from Highlands on 3, Jayne Hotchkis on 9, Mitch Jeffery on 14 and Chris Goldsmith on 17, while the ball competition went down to all on 74 net. The October Monthly Medal goes to Darcy Sealey, although the Cruncher's Cup goes to Graeme Sawyer on seniority grounds.Darcy Sealey has good reason to celebrate his day, as his final round landed him the President's Trophy with 19 points ahead of Warwick Dixon on 18 and Graham Kerr on 17 points respectively.
SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER: A pleasing field was greeted with very cool conditions for the Mixed Foursomes Championships where the gross winners were Scott Ker and Sylvia Donohoe with 82 off the stick. The net winners were Peter James and Dierdre Landells with a fine score of 69, followed by Nigel Roberts and Margaret Brown who edged out Terry O'Callaghan and Ris Cheale with 73.5. The nearest -the -pin winners were Scot Ker on 3 and Jenny Wuttke-Hayes on 14, while the ball competition went down to all on 76 net.
Wednesday 2nd October: A field of 21 ladies played in today's stroke competition, which was the final day of the Club Championship played this year over 36 holes. The Club Champion is Maggie Hayes winning by 4 shots from Pat Jones who has won the championship 37 times prior and who is turning 80 this month. A great achievement for Pat who is still extremely competitive on a 16 handicap. This result makes Pat Jones the 1st Div Champion 192 gross 2nd Div Champion Anna Blacka 212 gross and 3rd Div Champion Bev Tyson 230 gross. The 36 hole Nett winners were 1st Div Lynn Ponsford 155nett 2nd Div Brenda Whiffen 168 nett 3rd Div Wendy Chaplin 155 nett. Day 1 Nett 1st Div Pat Jones 70 2nd Div Nerida Holzhauser 79 3rd Div Bev Tyson 79 Day 2 Nett 1st Div Lynn Ponsford 77 2nd Div Greta De Hoogd 76 3rd Div Wendy Chaplin 72. NTPs Day 1 Div 1 M.Hayes Open 2nd shot 15th P.Byrne Day 2 Div 1 P.Jones Div 2 A.Blacka Open 2nd shot 15th M.Calder. Saturday 5th October 18 hole Stableford Winner Greta De Hoogd 31 pts (hcp29).