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Farmers Charity Day November 4th
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 10/15/2018 3:46:01 PM
Here is the latest from the Bowlie.
Three games were played during last week.
In a close match, John Dunn had a two shot handicap advantage against Greg Howlett, but after five ends Greg had the lead 7-2. John won the next four ends and with the help of four shots on the seventh end had taken the lead 10-7. The lead changed hands several times and after twenty four ends the score was level, 24 all. On the deciding end, john scored the single shot he needed to win the match and advance to the next round.
In other matches, Rob Irving defeated Greg Huggins 25-14 and Gary McPhee proved too good for George Bradley, 25-15.
Thursday, October 11.
With the threat of rain, only twelve players turned out to play three games of Pairs with a couple of close results.
John Ward and George Bradley won the first end but after four ends Col Mudie and Bob Freeman had taken the lead 7-3. Neither side was able gain the upper hand and with two ends to play the scores were level, 15 all. John and George scored two shots on the second last end and were able to hold on to win the match 17-16.
Graham Dixon and Gordon Dickson led for most of the match against Col Woods and Mal Porter and with five ends to play had a lead of 19-11. Col and Mal fought back strongly but could not quite bridge the gap and Graham and Gordon ran out winners 22-20.
In the other match, Wally Grant and Ray Jones defeated Steve Mills and John Dunn 25-16.
Wally and John were the rink winners but could not win the Jackpot.
Saturday, October 13.
Once again only three games of Pairs were played with two games (maybe) finishing on the same score.
It wasn’t until the fifth end that Keith MacRae and John Dunn were able to take the lead, 6-5, against Rob Tinker and Greg Huggins. Scores remained fairly close and after sixteen ends Rob and Greg had the lead 16-15. Keith and John then scored seven shots over four ends to take a winning lead of 22-16 into the last end. The score card indicates Rob and Greg scored 5 shots on a thrilling last end but I have a suspicion the last end wasn’t played. I may be wrong but you can make up your own mind.
In the other close match, John Ward and Gordon Dickson lead for most of the match and with four ends to play had a ten shot lead against Ray Jones and Rob Irving, 22-12. Ray and Rob came back strongly over the last four ends but could not quite bridge the gap and John and Gordon won the match 22-21.
In the other match, Greg Howlett and Martin Tighe were too good for Arthur Corbett and John Carr, winning 27-15.
Keith MacRae and John Dunn could not win the Jackpot and it will roll over to next week.
Twilight Bowls.
The threat of rain may have kept a few people home and a disappointing turn out of only eight teams took advantage of the free night to start the Twilight Bowls for the year.
All of the games were fairly close and the results were:
Purple People 15 – Bowls Bros. 11
Three Amigos 13 – JAC 10
Central West Glass 15 – Casey Surveying 12
Loopy Loppers 11 – We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em – 9
Thanks to Bob Riseborough for his help in organising the games and Tom Furey for the great snacks after the game.
Charity Day to Support Local Farmers
Don’t forget our Charity day on Sunday, November 4 with all proceeds going to Parkes St. Vincent De Paul to distribute to local farmers suffering from the drought.
As well as Bowls there will be some Futsal matches being played and all are welcome to come along and play or watch to support our local farmers.
The day will start at midday with a luncheon followed by Bowls and Futsal.
Entry is $20 per player and this includes the lunch.
The Bowls will be games of Triples and you can enter a team of three or enter individually and we will organise the teams on the day. You can enter in person at the Club or by phone on 68621446.
After the games there will be raffles with great prizes to be won.
Badge Draw.
The Badge Draw was not won on Friday might and is worth $2200 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.