Bowls Notes and Club Blog

Zone Singles Win to Bland
Published by Johnny Perella in Bowls Notes • 7/29/2011 3:23:01 PM
Dane bland is the zone 4 singles champion following the finals played at West Dubbo last weekend. Playing great attacking bowls he was able to win his semi-final 31-19 against Rob Mclean of Baradine. On Sunday morning he lined up for battle in the final against the highly fancied John Wynne from Nyngan. Dane opened up a great lead and at one stage led 21-4, and he was able to overcome a spirited comeback from Wynne to run out a comfortable 31-17 winner. Winning the prestigious Zone singles qualifies Dane to play in the State finals later in the year, a great reward as he was runner up in this event in 2008.

Thursday bowls.
Thursday bowls was highlighted by a fantastic minor singles semi- final that lasted 34 ends.Paul Henry is through to the final after a heart stopping 31-30 win over Andrew rotman. They traded shot for shot over the final stages and with the scores all locked up at 30 all Paul won the final end with a hard fought single to earn a place in the final.
In social bowls Noel Nicholson and Greig Ball came from a mile behind to score a hard fought 23- 20 win against Ray Jones and John Hodge. Arthur Corbett and Merv Hennock won 26-21 against Graham Barby and Ron Fisher, also coming from behind was Ted Wright and Bernie Coleman with a 25-19 win over John Ward and Wally Austin.
Kevin Hynds and John Keogh had a huge 33-16 win against Col Mudie and Bruce Orr, while D. Roth and Tony Byrne were impressive 25-11 winners against G. Turner and J. Roth.

In a triples game Terry Hetherington, Gordon Dickson and Nev Whitfield def Graham Dixon, Mike Valentine and Alan Tolhurst 28-10.

A handy field for social and one minor triples match made up the field last Saturday.
In the minor triples Garry McPhee, Steve Ryan and Wally Austin continued their winning way with a convincing 28-20 win over Craig and Paul Henry.
On the social scene best game was a heavyweight clash which saw Col Hayward and Graham Barby just hold off Baldy Frame and John Keogh 23-20.
Keith MacRae and Gordon Dickson won 25-16 against Kevin Hynds and Merv Hennock and Tony Byrne and Alan Afflick def Ron Fisher and Don Littlewood 22-14.
In a battle of the ladies Rhona Went and Gwenda Carty proved too strong for Liz Byrne and Kate Keogh 27-20.

Arthur Corbett teamed with John Ward to out fox Bruce Orr and Greig Ball 23-18 and despite dropping an eight Ray Jones and John Edwards won a good match against Terry Hetherington and Ron Murray 26-20. Colin Mudie and John Hodge were in fine form with a resounding 27-17 win against Ted Wright and Tom Casey.
Max Tomkins and Ryan McLuckie had too many guns for Mike Valentine and Steve Turner running out 27-11 winners.

This Saturday there will be social bowls plus matches, I believe the final of the minor pairs will be played as well as the rest of the first round of the major triples.
Looking after the day will be Steve Ryan and Wally Austin.

Sunday Bowls.
Not a great day but there was 14 in for social bowls and in the afternoon there was a major triples match played. In the major triples Baldy Frame, Garry Went and Paul Henry had a comfortable 32-14 win against Craig Cusack, Mick Went and Bruce Orr.
Best of the social bowls was a 13-10 win for Chris Dunn and Julie Hamilton over Guy Bennett and Elaine Miller.
Kevin Hynds and Anne Everett won 18-6 against Dave Johnson and June Burgess and in triples Steve Turner, Ray Jones and Len Swarmy def Callam Job, Ian Simpson and Mick Horan 15-7.
The jackpot failed to go off and will stand on $400 for this Sunday.

Coming Events.
Not too late to put your names in for Christmas in July this Saturday evening starting at 7pm. The evening will feature a traditional Christmas dinner with roast of all kinds plus sweets the cost is $25 per head and patrons will entertained by the very popular local group Risky Business.
Names can be left with the bar staff or by ringing the club 68 62 1446.