Social Bowls Winners' Circle: It was a great day for bowls on Wednesday with 48 bowlers making up eight rinks of triples. The Maggsy Draw was highest winning score and this week the winners were Steve Murane, Gary Murane and Jeremy Seaton (skip) who were on fire to lead 17 to 7 after 11 ends and continued the top bowls for a good win against Don Caldwell, Errol Coles and Kel Hayward (skip). Second place went to Terry Dunne, Jim Grant and Kevin Mitchell (skip) who had a great game where they won 9 of the first 11 ends and only 3 of the next 10 ends. They led 19 to 6 after 11 ends and ended up taking the match 29 to 18 against Bobby Robbins, Kevin Callaway and Terry Lewis (skip). The resting toucher took a while but at 1.45 Billy Wilton showed his prowess yet again to claim the prize, well done Billy. Thank you to Rapley's Midtown Meat for their continued support.
On Saturday there was a good turnout of players with the money decided by Lucky Rinks. First place went to Billy Wilton and Kevin Callaway (skip) who were playing like champions early to lead 22 to 7 after 13 ends and despite a strong second half from Craig Campbell and Shorty Smart (skip) Kevin and Billy took the match 27 to 22. Second place went to Tiger Fryer and Jeremy Seaton (skip) who had a great game that was close throughout and after leading 12 to 10 after 13 ends they took their match 24 to 20 against Garry Evans and Wayne Harman (skip).
There were 40 eager bowlers on Sunday ready to play Joe's Special triples after enjoying a sumptuous BBQ lunch prepared by chef extraordinare Col Armstrong. The winners of the day, with the highest winning margin, were Aurelia Robinson and Dave Herman (skip), breaking in his Mighty Bunnies bowls, who were on fire early to lead 20 to 4 after 11 ends and continued their good form for a good win against Bob Murphy and Shorty Smart (skip). Second place went to Ollwyn Mayer, Pam Grant and Barry Lymbery (skip) who could do no wrong as the powered on to a 20 to 4 lead after 11 ends after dropping a few ends they came back strongly for a 28 to 13 win against Rachael Smith, Ken Burrows and Vicki Herman (skip).
Dixie Dean Final: The final of the Dixie Dean Triples was played on Wednesday and the winners of this prestigious event were John Voytas, Peter Dillon and Les Waldock (skip) who led 13 to 7 after 11 ends and continued attacking the jack to come out 23 to 12 winners over Neville Cork, Peter Robson and Graham Cummins (skip). Congratulations to John, Peter and Les we will try to rise to your standards next year.
Last Tuesday 3 December turned on a lovely sunny morning for ladies social bowls. We ended up with three rinks of triples after the match girls did some re-organising, with the day's winners to be decided on 'secret ends'. At the end of play six ends were nominated, each team added their scores.
Sue Wales, Leila Gosper and Dawn Kenny (good to see you back Dawn) played Annette Linney, Marg Naylor and Carol Greenfield. A total of 10 by Dawn's team was the highest score, taking the day's prize.The meat raffle was won by Vicki Herman and Sandra Breust the fruit tray. Leila Gosper's lucky number won the 50Club. Next Tuesday is Betty Greenshields birthday, hope you have a lovely day Betty.