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Open Triples This Weekend
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 10/2/2018 2:47:24 PM
Here is the latest from the Bowlie.
Club Handicap Pairs Championships.
On Thursday, September 27 The Handicap Pairs Championship got under way when Col Hayward and Bob Freeman took on Arthur Corbett and Rob Irving. With the advantage of a five shot difference in handicaps, Col and Bob took the early lead but, after four ends, Arthur and Rob had taken the lead and never looked back, winning 34-14 after twenty-one ends.
Thursday, September 27.
It seems that Col, Bob and Rob backed up from the handicap pair’s game and three Pairs matches and one Triples match were played.
In a close match, scores were level 3 all after three ends in a Pairs match before Warren Bevan and Graham Barby scored five shots on the fourth end to lead Col Hayward and Ron Hornery. On the ninth end Col and Ron also scored 5 shots and the scores were again level at 10 all. After sixteen ends the scores were level again at 16 all but with three ends to play Warren and Graham lead by three shots. Col and Ron then scored single shots on each of the last three ends to draw the match 19 all and claimed bragging rights having won the ends 11-10.
In the other pairs matches, Col Mudie and Ray Jones had a win against Keith MacRae and Rob Irving, 26 17 and Guy Ellery and John Carr had a comfortable win over Tom Furey and Jim Blake.
After trailing for most of the match John Ward, John Watson and Trevor Harvey came back and had a one shot lead going into the final end against Greg Howlett, Bob Freeman and Greg Huggins but on the last end Greg’s team scored five shots to win the match 24-20.
The Winning Rink jackpot wasn’t won and will carry over to the next game day.
Saturday, September 29.
Steve Mills and Jim Blake had the best of the early ends to lead John Dunn and Gordon Dickson 7-2 after five ends. John and Gordon won the next four ends to lead 12-7 and held the lead until the sixteenth end when Steve and Jim went ahead 17-16. With two ends to play Steve and Jim had extended their lead to 21-17 but John and Gordon scored nine shots on the last two ends to win the match 26-21.
Other results were:
Gary McPhee and Bernie Mitchell 19 – Keith MacRae and Gladrin Sun 15.
Col Mudie and Rob Tinker 21 – John Ward and Greg Huggins 17.
Greg Howlett and Graham Dixon 24 – Ray Jones and Peter McPhee 12.
The Winning Rink Jackpot was not won and carries over to the next game day.
Coming events.
Open Classic 3 Bowl Triples.
You still have time to enter for this event. Entries will close on Thursday, October 4.
The event will be played on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7 starting at 8-45am on both days.
Entry fee is $150 per team and includes morning tea and lunch on both days.
With the help of generous sponsorship from Forbes Central Butchers and Carpet Court total prize money is $2600 with $900 going to the winners.
Format for the event will be 3 games of 15 ends on Saturday and 2 games of 15 ends on Sunday.
Entries close on Thursday, October 4 and the draw will be made on Friday, October5 at 6-00 pm.
Charity Day to Support Local Farmers.
Don’t forget to put this in your diary. We will be having a day of Bowls on Sunday, November 4 with all proceeds going to Parkes St. Vincent De Paul to distribute to local farmers suffering from the drought. All will be welcome – even if you have never played bowls before come along and support the local farmers.
More details will be available closer to the day.
Twilight Bowls.
This year’s competition will start on next Thursday, October 4.
All are welcome – all you need are neat casual clothing and a pair of flat soled shoes (or go barefoot if you prefer).
All equipment is supplied (or use your own bowls if you prefer) and as usual the first night is free.
Names in from 6.00 pm and bowls start at 6.30 – you can nominate a team of three or we can easily fit you in a team.
Badge Draw.
The Badge Draw was not won on Friday might and is worth $2,000 this week. It will be drawn on Friday night after the raffle, shortly after 8.00 PM. Delicious meals are available so come along for a great night and a chance to win the badge draw or a meat tray or voucher.