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Handicap Singles and Mixed Pairs Finals Decided
Published by The Leftie in Bowls Notes • 11/30/2015 3:38:09 PM
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Tom Furey is the 2015 Handicap Singles Champion following his win over John Dunn last Thursday. This match saw history repeat itself as Tom also won the title in 2014 when he defeated John 25-11. This match saw John receive a two shot handicap start from Tom and he won the first two ends to lead 4-0. Tom won the next four ends to lead 7-4 before John won four ends in a row to regain the lead 10-7. Tom then started to dominate the match winning eight of the next nine ends and got away from John to lead 22-11. John won the next two ends before Tom scored a maximum four shot end to take the match 25-14. I think the handicapper may have a closer look at Tom’s handicap next year.
Chris Dunn and Pat Cooney are the 2015 Mixed Pairs Champions.
Their semi-final match was played last Wednesday against Cherie Frame and Peter McPhee. Chris and Pat appeared to dominate the first half of the match, winning eight of the first twelve ends, but only led 14-10. Cherie and Peter picked up four shots on the 15th end to trail by just one shot before Chris and Pat scored seven shots in winning the next two ends to lead 23-15. Cherie and Peter fought back and aided by a six shot winning end levelled the score at 23 all with one end to play. Chris and Pat managed to score one shot on the last end to claim victory and a spot in the final.
The final was played on Sunday against Elaine Miller and Dave Johnson. The match was a close hard fought encounter with the score 9 all after 12 ends. Elaine and Dave won the next three ends to lead 15-9 before Chris and Pat again levelled the score at 15 all after 17 ends. The last four ends were evenly shared however Chris and Pat had two multiple shot winning ends to claim the title 20-17.
Another big field of 52 bowlers enjoyed a great night of bowls.
Loopy Loppers 1 led Orange Thunder 13-9 before Orange Thunder won the last four ends to level at 13 all. An extra end was played to decide the winner with Orange Thunder prevailing to record a 14-13 win.
Loopy Loppers 2 won the last four ends to record a come from behind 14-9 win over Super Bees.
Bowl Bros recorded a hard fought 17-14 win over Rok-FM.
Other winning teams were We Wreck ‘M ‘N’ We Fix ‘M, Purple People, Casey Surveying, Elle, Central West Glass and Two & A Half Fitters.
Major prize winners on the night were We Wreck ‘M ‘N’ We Fix ‘M with the lucky losers prize going to High Rollers..
20 bowlers joined the handicap singles final players on Thursday afternoon.
After leading 13-3, Gordon Dickson and Col Hayward hung on to defeat Col Woods and Lee Hetherington 21-16.
Despite only winning nine ends Mick Craft and Col Mudie proved too strong for Guy Ellery and Graham Barby in their 22-17 win.
After trailing 13-18, Ray Jones and Jeff Matters stormed home, winning five of the last six ends, to defeat Rob Irving and Warren Bevan 27-19.
John Watson and John Hodge played Bill Skinner and Keith MacRae. John and John led 15-8 after 12 ends. Bill and Keith fought back to level the score at 19 all after 18 ends. John and John won two of the last three ends to win 22-20.
Les Kent and John Ward held a good 13-2 lead over Bob and Geoff Freeman after 10 ends. Bob and Geoff both started to get their game together and scored 23 shots in winning eight of the next ten ends to lead 25-15. Les and John won the last end to make the final score 25-18.
The major prize winners were Bob and Geoff Freeman with the minor prize winners being John Watson and John Hodge.
Saturday saw 20 social bowlers play five games of pairs.
After scoring seven shots on the first end Rob Irving and John Corcoran got out to lead Les Kent and Geoff Freeman 20-2 after 11 ends. Les and Geoff had the better of the rest of the game and they reduced the margin to 22-15.
Gordon Dickson and Ted Wright led Bill Skinner and Keith MacRae 15-13 after 13 ends. Gordon and Ted then won eight of the last nine ends to record a 24-15 win.
After trailing early, Ray Jones and Arthur Corbett combined well to defeat Liz Byrne and Col Mudie 23-14.
Col Woods and John Ward dominated their game against John Watson and Craig Henry to win 30-14.
Joe Crowley and Col Hayward led Mike Valentine and John Hodge 15-1 after nine ends. Mike and John fought back to narrow the margin to 17-12 after 14 ends. Joe and Col then won six of the last seven ends to claim a 33-14 win.
Major prize winners were Gordon Dickson and Ted Wright with the minor prize winners being Rob Irving and John Corcoran. This weeks Stefan Mikita sponsored haircut voucher was won by Gordon Dickson while last weeks winner was Nimo Mills.
All bowlers are reminded that Thursday, Saturday and Sunday social bowls are now mufti. Full club uniform is required for all club championship matches and representative duties.
6 bowlers played one game of triples on Sunday morning.
Bob Freeman, Keith Hutchison and Steve Turner played Don Littlewood, Mal Porter and Martin Tighe.
After leading 17-10 Don, Mal and Martin survived a late fightback from Bob, Keith and Steve to record a narrow 17-16 win.
Prize winner was Bob Freeman. Come along next Sunday for a game of bowls and a sausage sandwich. Names in by 9:30 for a 10:00am start.
Presentation day will be held on Saturday, December 5. All championship winners are asked to be in club uniform for photos. The presentation will commence straight after social bowls. A barbecue tea will follow the presentation.
A Christmas party bowls afternoon is being held on Saturday, December 19. The afternoon is open to all bowlers. Women, men, children, social and Business House bowlers are all welcome. Lots of prizes are on offer. Dress is mufti with names in by 1pm for a 1:30pm start.
A working bee is being held on Sunday, December 20, to renovate the Tiff Dwarf No. 2 green. A big roll up will make light work of the scheduled early morning job.
Parkes Bowling & Sports Club scored a five games to two win over Parkes Railway Diggers Bowling Club last Friday night.
Greg Townsend and Michael Went won 17-16 over Graham Cole and Lee Hetherington.
Karen Casey and Rosemary Mitchell won 18-10 over Dawn Parker and Kim Evans.
Chris Dunn and Craig Henry lost 20-18 to Dave Law and Peter Creith.
Maree Grant and Pat Cooney won 19-14 over Lorraine Baker and Lee Tanks.
Matthew Parker and Tom Casey won 17-14 over Jason Gosper and Kevin Hynds.
Mark Dwyer and Col Hayward won 25-12 over Tony Latter and Peter Job.
Dave Johnson and Tom Furey lost 21-14 to Colin Hornery and Luke Ramsay.
Saturday, December 5 – Presentation Day; Saturday, December 19 – Christmas Party bowls afternoon; Sunday, December 20 – Working Bee for No. 2 Green.
Thursday, December 3 – Geoff Freeman and Les Kent; Saturday, December 5 – Tom Furey and Col Hayward; Thursday, December 10 – Mike Valentine and Ron Hornery.
Come along and enjoy a good old fashioned pub style meal. 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 $3100.

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