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$7,280 Raised For Farmers
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 11/7/2018 2:22:11 PM
Here is the latest from the Bowlie.
Handicap Singles Championship
Two games were played during last week.
In the match between Tom Furey and Keith MacRae, Keith won the first two ends to lead 4-0. After four ends he had extended the lead to 7-2. Tom tried very hard to get back in the match and ten of the next eleven ends were won by a single shot but Keith had opened up a ten shot lead, 17-7, and, after thirty –one ends won the match 25-16.
The other match finished with a similar score line, Gary McPhee getting the better of Col Hayward, 26-15.
Mixed Pairs Championship
In the first round of the championship, three games were played during the week.
Liz Byrne and Col Mudie had a close battle with Brett and Cherie Frame. After six ends, Liz and Col had a four shot lead But Brett and Cherrie scored three shots on the next end to reduce the lead to 8-7. From there on the scores were never more than one or two shots difference. With one end to play Brett and Cherie lead 17-16 and on the last end Liz and Col were holding two shots before Brett played a “bomb” with his last bowl to draw the shot and claim victory 18 – 16.
In another hard fought match, Maree Grant and Tom Furey had a win, 25-14 against Gary McPhee and Lorraine Baker.
Col Hayward and Gwenda Carty had a comfortable win against George Boatswain and Maureen Baille, 27-9.
Thursday, November 1.
A small field of fourteen players contested two games of Pairs and one of Triples with a couple of wide score lines.
In the closest match Steve Mills and George Bradley were in the match with four ends to play, however, John Dunn and Gordon Dickson ran away with the match winning 26-15.
Arthur Corbett and Mal Porter had a very comfortable win against Keith MacRae and Greg Huggins and in the Triples match John Ward, Ray Jones and Rob Irving were too good for Gary McPhee, Ron Hornery and John Carr
The Jackpot wasn’t won and carries over at $160.
Saturday, November 3.
Three games of Pairs were played and one game of Triples.
John Davies and Jim Blake got off to a good start against Geoff Freeman and Martin Tighe but after five ends Geoff and Martin had taken the lead 8-5. Geoff and Martin gradually increased their lead and with two ends to play looked to have a match winning lead of 23-15. However, John and Jim thought otherwise and scored six shots on the second last end to reduce the deficit to two shots but couldn’t continue the good form and went down by one shot on the last end giving the match to Geoff and Martin 24-21.
Garry Carberry and Tom Casey won the first two ends against Brett Frame and Guy Ellery but after five ends Brett and Guy lead 7-3. On the next two ends, Garry and Tom scored a one and a six to take the lead again, 10-7. However, from there on Brett and Guy took control of the match and ran out winners 26-19.
Ray Jones and Rob Irving were too good for Keith MacRae and Joe Crowley winning 21-14 and in the Triples match Arthur Corbett, Bruce Orr and Rob Tinker defeated John Ward, Rhona Went and Gordon Dickson 21-15.
Geoff Freeman and Martin Tighe were the winning rink but could not win the Jackpot and it will roll over to next week.
Twilight Bowls.
Ten teams took advantage of a great night for bowls.
The results were:
Golden Girls 13 - 1300 Bugman 8
J&CL 12 – Rebelle 8
Casey Surveying 17 - Central West Glass 4
We Wreck em N We Fix em – 14 - Loopy Loppers 7
The Cousins 10- High Rollers 8
Thanks to Bob Riseborough for his help in organising the games and Tom Furey for the great snacks after the game.
Farmers Charity Day
The Club would like to thank all of the sponsors and contributors for their generous donations.
We would like to thank the Futsal players and supporters for their participation and all of the many volunteers who helped make this a successful day and in particular John Carr.
John spent many hours drumming up sponsors and participants. Thank you John your efforts are greatly appreciated. On the day an impressive $7,280.00 was raised for disadvantaged farmers.