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West Defeats The East
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 12/22/2014 11:27:02 AM
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West Sunsetter bowlers scored a convincing win over the East Sunriser bowlers in the annual Keno Cup event held last Saturday. With the West bowlers outnumbering the East bowlers by 28-16, the West camp generously gave six of their top bowlers to the East to even out the playing numbers. The remaining 22 West bowlers were far too good for their East rivals. It is also interesting to note that two of the four winning East sides featured borrowed West players.
The overall result was:
West won 6 & a half games to East 4 & a half, 226 shots to 185 and the ends were also won by West 123 to 107.
Details of the games with the West players being named first are:
Chris Dunn and Col Hayward only lost five ends in defeating Col Woods and Arthur Corbett 33-7.
Rob Irving and Gary McPhee went down 11-20 to two borrowed West bowlers in Don Littlewood and Eddie McPhee.
Trailing 7-16 after 11 ends Ray Jones and Baldy Frame lost narrowly 20-22 to Maree Grant and Flip Fliedner.
Ron Fisher and John Corcoran led 20-7 after 16 ends and then held on to defeat Les Kent and Ted Wright 24-15.
Rhona Went and John Dunn fought hard but were no match for the top East team of John Ward and Col Mudie, losing 32-10.
Pat Cooney and Kevin Hynds only lost four ends in their huge 38-5 win over George Boatswain and Mike Valentine.
Stuart Kelly, the star of the match, and Geoff Freeman had a hard fought 18-14 win over Allan Wright and Warren Bevan.
John Carr and Tom Casey led 18-6 after 14 ends and held on to defeat John O’Malley and Steve Turner 20-13. I hear Steve would have paid big money for some ear plugs.
Bernie Mitchell and Bruce Orr held an early 10-2 lead and with three ends to play still held an 18-14 lead. The East duo of Wally Grant and Steve Ryan picked up four shots on the last three ends to snatch an 18 all draw.
Gordon Dickson and John Hodge won 14 of the first 16 ends to lead 22-3. The East pairing of Alan Affleck and Keith MacRae won the last five ends to make the final score 22-12 in favour of Gordon and John.
Ron Hornery and Dave Johnson were outgunned 27-12 by Maureen Bailey and Michael Went.
26 bowlers played one game of triples and five games of pairs.
In the triples game Martin Tighe, Graham Dixon and John Dunn led all the way in recording a 30-10 win over Bob Freeman, Les Kent and Kevin Hynds.
Bill Skinner and Mike Valentine held an early 15-1 lead and went on to defeat Wally Grant and Ron Hornery 24-14.
In a low scoring game which featured 16 one shot ends, Rob Irving and Steve Ryan defeated their more fancied opponents of Tony Byrne and birthday boy Arthur Corbett 19-7.
After trailing 11-0, Mick Blunt and John Ward dominated the remainder of their match against John Watson and John Corcoran to record a good 32-18 win.
John Carr and Col Mudie combined well to lead 11-2 and then extend their lead to 19-8 after 16 ends against Tom Furey and Geoff Freeman. Tom and Geoff tried hard but could not bridge the gap with John and Col going on to win 23-16.
Ray Jones and Graham Barby had a good 29-14 win over John Hodge and Eddie McPhee.
Nine lucky bowlers won Christmas prizes.
Bowlers are advised that mufti social will be played on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Normal bowls will be played on Saturdays during the holiday period.
Another good field of 16 bowlers turned out for the Christmas edition of Sunday jackpot bowls. They played four games of pairs.
Bill Skinner and George Boatswain had a narrow 15-12 win over Martin Tighe and Chris Dunn.
Steve Turner and Kevin Hynds scored four shots on the last end to defeat the strong pairing of Dave Johnson and Col Hayward 21-17.
Alan Affleck and Gwenda Carty, aided by one five and one six shot end, defeated Keith Hutchison and Maureen Bailey 22-12. Keith and Maureen had one seven shot end in their score of 12.
John Watson and Mick Blunt scored three shots on the last end to snatch a 14 all draw with Ian Brown and Rob Irving.
Ian and Rob won the ends 8-6.
Prize winners were Martin Tighe, Gwenda Carty, Dave Johnson, Mick Blunt and Bill Skinner.
All bowlers received a special Christmas gift.
The jackpot was not won and will remain at $1000 until won. Come along on Sunday morning for a game of bowls, a sausage sandwich, and a chance to win the jackpot. Names in by 9:30am for a 10:00am start.
January 4- Nominations close for club championship Minor and Major Singles and Pairs; January 4 – Nominations close for District Triples; Tuesday, January 13 – Tuesday twilight bowls commence; Sunday, January 18 – Nominations close for District Fours.
It is with heartfelt sorrow that I advise of the passing of two well known and highly respected bowling members.
They were, Past President of the Men’s Bowling Section, Norm Keane and Alectown lifetime resident, Lawrie Westcott. Both gentlemen passed away last Saturday.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to both Laurie and her family, and Sue and her family.
Any member interested in being considered for the role of selector should nominate in writing to the Men’s Bowling Section board by Wednesday, December 24.
From Thursday, January 8 Thursday afternoon bowls will include a jackpot with all players having a chance to win.
By popular demand, Tuesday twilight bowls is being reintroduced and will start January 13.
A seafood night is being held at the club on New Year’s Eve. The event commences at 6:30pm. The cost is $45 per head with bookings closing with the club on Sunday, December 28.
Saturday, December 27 – Ron Murray and Wally Austin; Thursday, January 1 – Joe Crowley and John Carr; Saturday, January 3 – John Ward and Bernie Mitchell.
Question: A player plays the wrong bowl and it becomes part of the head. What should happen?
Answer: The other player’s bowl should be replaced with the player’s own bowl.

Merry Christmas.

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