Bowls Notes and Club Blog

Charity Day & Christmas In July Approach
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 7/17/2017 1:14:23 PM
Here’s the latest from the Bowlie.
Social Bowls.
Thursday, July 13.
A field of twenty-two bowlers (including two visitors from Orange City Club) played four games of Pairs and one of Triples.
One of our visitors, John Payne, joined with Bruce Deland to play Col Mudie and Steve Ryan. The early ends were evenly divided but Col and Steve got the upper hand and by the end of the ninth end they had a lead of 13-5. John and Bruce gradually got back into the match and after fourteen ends the scores were level, 15 all. Both teams scored well on the next few ends and with one end to play the scores were again level, 21 all. John and Bruce scored the important shot on the last end to win, 22-21.
In another Pairs match, Warren Bevan and John Carr won the first end to lead Keith MacRae and Greg Huggins, 3-0 but after six ends the scores were level 6 all. With the help of a five on the tenth end Keith and Greg opened up a lead of 19-12 by the end of the thirteenth end. Warren and John fought back and after seventeen ends finally took the lead back, 22-20. However, Keith and Greg won the next three ends and eventually win the match 24-23.
The Triples match was also a close affair. The team of Guy Ellery, Rob Irving and Bob Freeman had the better of the early ends against Graham Dixon, Mick Craft and Bill Skinner to lead 19-2 after eight ends. Graham’s team fought back well but just failed to bridge the gap and Guy’s team won the match 24-22.
The other results were;
Gary McPhee and George Bradley had a win over Ron Hornery and John Taylor 22-13.
Geoff Freeman and John Watson got the better of Greg Hough (visiting from Orange) and Les Kent 27-20.
The Prize winners were John Payne and Bruce Deland and the Runners-up prize went to Keith MacRae and Greg Huggins.
Saturday, July 15.
A field of twenty-four bowlers played six matches of Pairs with a couple of close results.
Keith MacRae and Mal Porter did not take the lead until the fifteenth end in their match against Ron Hornery and Jim Blake put just held on to win 19-17.
John Davies and Ray Jones lost the first end against John Hodge and Mike Valentine but won the next eight ends to lead 11-1 after nine ends. John and Mike fought back into the match but John and Ray hung on to win 19-15.
In the other matches:
Steve “Nimo” Mills and Bill Skinner had a win against Ted Wright and Joe Crowley.
Geoff Freeman and Eileen Bradley had a good win over Mark Dwyer and Janelle Ross.
Rob Irving and Gordon Dickson were too strong for Rhona Went and Martin Tighe.
Col Mudie and John Watson had a convincing win against John Carr and George Bradley.
Prize winners were Col Mudie and John Watson and the Runners-up prize went to Geoff Freeman and Eileen Bradley.
Charity Day in Support of Cancer Research.
Entries are still being taken for the charity day to support the local Cancer Research Support Group next Sunday, July 23.
Dress is Mufti and play will start at 10am. Format for the day will be two bowl Triples, teams can be all male, all female or mixed and there will be two games of sixteen ends, one before and one after a sausage sizzle lunch.
There will be lots of prizes and raffles on the day.
Entry fee is $10 per player which includes lunch.
Entries of teams of three or single entries can be made by calling in to the Club or phoning, 6862144 and we hope to see a good roll up to support this very deserving Charity.
Christmas in July.
A Christmas in July dinner will be held at the Club on Saturday, July 29 commencing at 7 pm. The cost is $30 per head which includes a traditional 2 Course Christmas Dinner and entertainment by solo artist, Amber Cashel playing all your favourite cover songs. Bookings (for yourself or for a group) are essential and can be made at the Club or you can ring 6862 1446.
Hope to see you and your friends on the night, dressed in your Christmas finery.
Men’s Bowling Club AGM.
The AGM of the Men’s Bowling Club will be held on Monday, August 14 at 7.00PM.
Nominations for the following positions are being called for (Nomination forms are available at the club and close on Thursday, July 31);
Vice President.
Bowls Secretary.
Committee Member (total of five).
Publicity Officer.
Badge Draw.
The Badge Draw has jackpotted to a healthy $3,000 and will be drawn on Friday night sometime after 7-30, after the meat and voucher raffles. You have to be there to win it so come along and have a great pub style meal and maybe go home with a bundle of cash in your pocket