Bowls Notes and Club Blog

Good Luck For Pennant Playoffs
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 8/1/2017 12:35:21 PM
Hereís the latest from the Bowlie.
Club Championships.
On Saturday, July 29 Steve Turner and Wilbur Harris played the second Semi-Final of the Minor Pairs Championship against Les Kent and John Watson. Steve and Wilbur won the first three ends but after seven ends Les and John had levelled the scores, 7 all. On the eighth end Steve and Wilbur scored a single shot and scored a four on the next end to open up a five shot lead. From there on they were never headed and advanced to the Final with a 21-13 win.
Social Bowls.
Thursday, July 27.
A good field of twenty-eight bowlers contested four Pairs matches and two Triples matches with four very close results.
In one of the Triples matches, Keith MacRae, Bill Skinner and Gladrin Sun started well and after four ends had a lead of 8-1 against Gary McPhee, Bruce Deland and Graham Dixon. Garyís team won the next four ends and after eight ends Keithís team led 8-7. Keithís side opened up a lead and with three ends to play lead by seven shots, 23-16. Not to be outdone, Garyís team won the last three ends, scoring eight shots to win the match 24-23.
The other Triples match was also very close with the team of Ted Wright, George Bradley and Bob Freeman leading Rob Irving, Greg Huggins and Jim Blake, 16-12, after sixteen ends. The last five ends were won by Robís team and they won the match 19-16.
In a close Pairs match, the two Johns, Carr and Hodge scored five shots on the last two ends but just failed to catch John Watson and Ron Hornery, going down 21-23.
Arthur Corbett and Mike Valentine had a close struggle against Col Mudie and Ray Jones. On five occasions the scores were level, the last time, with two ends to play. Arthur and Mike scored three shots on those two ends to win the match 20-17.
The other results were; John Taylor and Greg Greenhalgh (a new comer to the club Ė and I hope I got the name right) defeated Les Kent and Gordon Dixon.
Col Hayward and Geoff Freeman were too strong for Steve Ryan and Graham Barby.
The Prize winners were John Watson and Ron Hornery and the Runners-up prize went to John Taylor and Greg Greenhalgh.
Saturday, July 29.
With the No.2 Pennants side playing a practice match at Parkes Railway Bowling Club a reduced field of eighteen bowlers turned out for the Social Bowls.
Ray Jones and Bill Skinner defeated Mike Valentine and Joe Crowley 22-15 and Rhona Went and Mal Porter
defeated Gary McPhee and George Bradley by the same score, 21-15
Steve Mills and Greg Huggins defeated Rob Irving and Chris Dunn 22-15
In the Triples match, John Carr, Martin Tighe and Bob Freeman had a good win against Ron Hornery, Jim Blake and Eileen Bradley.
The Prize winners were Rhona Went and Mal Porter and the runners-up prize went to the winning Triples team.
No. 2 Pennants Team.
On the weekend our No. 2 Pennants side had practice matches against Parkes Railway Bowling Club.
Both games were closely contested with one win each.
On Saturday at the Railway club our team had a win 61-53 and on Sunday, at our club the result was reversed with Railway winning 52-47.
Next weekend both sides are playing in the State Pennants final and we wish both teams the best of luck.
Menís Bowling Club AGM.
The AGM of the Menís 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)
Vice President.
Bowls Secretary.
Committee Member (total of five).
Publicity Officer.
Badge Draw.
The Badge Draw was not won last Friday and will be worth $1000 this week 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 may be go home with a bundle of cash in your pocket.