Bowls Notes and Club Blog

New Men's Committee Elected
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 10/26/2015 4:16:21 PM
25 members attended the annual general meeting of the Men’s Bowling Section last Sunday. The club now has a strong committee in place for the coming 12 months. The committee is:
President – Ron Hornery; Vice President – John Ward; Secretary – Col Hayward; Committee – Mark Dwyer, Brett Frame, Tom Furey, Dave Johnson and Nimo Mills.
On Thursday 18 bowlers braved the threatening weather conditions and played three games of pairs and one triples. Rain caused all games to be shortened by three or four ends.
John Watson and Col Mudie won the last four ends to extend their 17-9 lead to a 27-9 win over George Bradley and Mark Dwyer.
After trailing 3-9 Ron Hornery and Geoff Freeman won eight of the last ten ends played to score a 19-11 win over Mike Valentine and Graham Barby.
In a very close game Steve Ryan and Warren Bevan scored one shot on each of the last two ends to break the 17 all score line and record a 19-17 win over Dave Buggie and John Corcoran.
In a triples game featuring five John’s, the team of John Dunn, John Carr and John Hodge were too hot for John Taylor, Rob Irving and John Ward. The final score being 26-10.
Prize winners were Ron Hornery and Geoff Freeman.
The Ray Jones sponsored Super Saturday event saw 28 bowlers enjoy seven games of pairs.
In a very close game Warren Tanner and John Corcoran won the last three ends to score a 19-15 win over Col Woods and Barry Guise (Central Coast).
Ron Hornery and Guy Ellery dominated the first 14 ends to establish a 25-7 lead over John Carr and Mike Valentine. John and Mike won six of the last seven ends to narrow the score line to 27-17.
Ted Wright and Col Mudie held a commanding 23-9 lead after 14 ends and went on to defeat Ray Jones and John Davies 27-18.
Rob Irving and Tom Furey, aided by three big scoring ends, were too strong for Dave Buggie and Steve Turner in winning 28-19.
Holding a narrow 21-20 lead Robyn Morgan and Brett Frame scored five shots to two over the last three ends to defeat Maree Grant and Graham Fliedner 26-22.
John Dunn and Liz Byrne led George Bradley and Pat Cooney 20-10 after 18 ends and then held on to win 22-18.
Chris Dunn and John Ward both played excellent bowls in their 27-11 win over Tony Byrne and Geoff Freeman.
Major winners were Chris Dunn and John Ward. Other prize winning teams were Ron Hornery and Guy Ellery, Warren Tanner and John Corcoran, and John Dunn and Liz Byrne. The two lucky losers prize winners were the teams of Maree Grant and Graham Fliedner and Col Woods and Barry Guise.
This event was very successful and regular member sponsored Super Saturdays will be on the bowling calendar in the upcoming months.
4 bowlers played one game of pairs.
George Bradley and Guy Ellery scored a good 22-8 win over Don Littlewood and Tom Furey.
Prize winner was Tom Furey.
The jackpot was not won and remains at $1000. Come along for a game of bowls, a sausage sandwich and a chance to win the jackpot. Names in by 9:30 for a 10:00am start.
Unfortunately round two was rained out last Thursday. The club has the option of extending the pre-Christmas season by one week to give the teams the opportunity to play all scheduled rounds.
New teams or individuals are always welcome to join in and only need to contact the club to be included in next week’s games.
Four highly talented boys are playing bowls as part of school sports. Last Wednesday they arrived by bus and after some tuition in the finer points of the game played a game of pairs. Morgan Pouter and Doug Miller held a narrow 5-3 lead over Brad Simpson and Brenden Weekes when the bus arrived to pick them up with one end still to play. They were so keen to play the last end that the bus was sent on its way. The end was very tight and it was Brenden who played the shot of the day to nudge Doug’s bowl away from the jack for Brad and Brenden to score two shots and tie the game 5 all. A rematch is a must.
Bowls NSW have made some administrative changes for the 2016 pennant season. All bowling clubs have to register all pennant participants by December and only bowlers who have been registered can compete in pennants. If you would like to play pennants or be a reserve please indicate by putting your name on the sheet displayed on the verandah notice board by Monday, November 30.
Wednesday, October 28 – Round 1 Mixed Pairs; Wednesday, November 4 – Round 1 Mixed Fours; Sunday, November 15 – Completion of Rounds 1 and 2 Handicap Singles.
Thursday, October 29 – Col Hayward and Ron Hornery; Saturday, October 31 – Nimo Mills and John Carr; Thursday, November 5 – Graham Barby and Mike Valentine.
Mel and her staff are providing good old fashioned pub style meals at very reasonable prices. Raffles are also on where patrons have the chance to win meat trays, shopping vouchers and cash prizes. So come along and join in the fun. Members badge draw this Friday is $2600.

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