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Tiff Dwarf Gets First Renovation
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 12/21/2015 3:56:27 PM
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42 bowlers enjoyed the final night before Xmas. It was a free non- competition night and everyone enjoyed the hot dogs delivered by Tom Furey to the greens as well as the usual after game sausage sizzle. A great night was had by all in an atmosphere that had a real feel of Xmas
The results had no bearing on the final outcome of the Competition however the games finished as follows.
The Uniting Church and the Jack Offs game was very evenly contested and ended in a 9 all draw with the Jack Offs winning 7 of the 12 ends played to claim victory.
The Battlers led Elle 7 - 6 after 8 ends before Elle scored 7 shots on the next 3 ends to lead 13 – 7. The Battlers tried hard on the last end but only managed 3 shots with Elle winning the match 13- 10.
Bowlsbros played Central West Glass and were trailing 4 – 11 after some great bowling by Central West Glass in the first 9 ends. In a storming finish Bowlsbros scored 6 shots on the last 3 ends to go down by only 1 shot 10 - 11
Other winning teams were Casey Surveying, Rok - FM, Purple People and Loopy Loppers 2.
Overall the best team results for the pre- Xmas competition were Loopy Loppers 2 with 6 wins and +43 shots, followed by Casey Surveying with 5 Wins and +56 shots and Purple People with 5 Wins and +54 shots.
Tom Furey and Dave Johnson are to be congratulated on the great job they have done since taking over the organisation of the Twilight Bowls and they have a great team of helpers, especially the “Master Chefs” Bob Riseborough and Col Mudie. A big “thank you” to all involved.
The post-Christmas competition will commence with a free night on Thursday January 14 and we look forward to seeing all the teams returning and hopefully a few new ones.
14 bowlers played two games of Pairs and one of Triples on Thursday afternoon.
Lee Hetherington (Orange City) and John Watson led early by 6 shots over Col Haywood and George Bradley before Col & George came back to tie the match 13 all after 17 ends. Lee and John won 3 of the last 4 ends to take the match 16 -14.
In the other pairs match Col Mudie and Guy Ellery played well to lead John Corcoran and Les Kent 21-14 after 17 ends before John and Les scored 7 shots winning the last 4 ends to tie the match 21 all. Col and Guy won 11 of the 21 ends to claim the victory.
The triples match was won convincingly by John Ward, Graham Dixon and Bob Freeman over John Hodge, John Dunn and Jim Blake. Scores were even at 6 all after 7 ends before John Ward’s team won 12 of the last 14 ends to run out winners 34 – 10.
Prize winners on the day were John Ward, Graham Dixon and Bob Freeman
The Xmas party on Saturday 18 December attracted a field of 20 players in spite of a temperature well into the high 30’s. The field include 2 lady bowlers and a visitor from Queensland.
Five games of pairs were played with the usual spread of close and not so close games.
Keith MacRea and Bill Skinner lead early over John Hodge and Chook Henry to lead 15 – 10 after 13 ends. John’s team then won 5 of the next 6 ends to lead 20 – 16. Keith and Bill won the last 2 ends but could only score 3 and John and Chook took out the match 20 – 19.
John Dunn and Gordon Dickson had a very close game with Chris Dunn and Chris Davison (visiting from the Chermside club in Brisbane). The first 7 ends were won by John’s side who led 7- 4 and went on to lead 13- 9 after 14 ends. The two Chris’s won 5 of the last 6 ends to run out winners 17 – 15.
After trailing 3 – 8 after 4 ends Col Hayward and Col Woods won the next 10 ends to lead Dave Johnson and RonFisher 19 – 8 after 14 ends. Not to be outdone Dave and Ron stormed home to win the last 7 ends and claim victory 24 – 19.
Other winners on the day were Ron Hornery and George Bradley over John Watson and Bob Freeman, and Pat Cooney and Eileen Bradley over Bernie Mitchell and Jim Blake.
Thanks to donations by Ron Hornery, John Dunn, Bill Skinner, Glenda Cardy, Colin Hayward, Colin Woods and Maureen Stone all the bowlers went home with a prize of a ham, Xmas Pudding or Xmas Cake and the donations are greatly appreciated.
Due to deadline changes over the festive season we cannot bring you the Sunday night results but they will be included in the next report.
Everyone is welcome to come along next Sunday afternoon for a game of bowls (dress is Mufti) followed by the usual sausage sandwich. Names in by 5:30pm for a 6pm start.
A working bee was held on Sunday, December 20, to renovate the Tiff Dwarf No. 2 green. Many thank s to all those who turned up to help out in this major task. The green will be out of action for some time and will be missed by most of the Bowlers, especially those that prefer a faster green, however, a lot of work has been put in to the No.1 and No. 3 greens and I am sure they will keep everybody happy until the No. 2 green comes back in to play
New arrangements are in place for the 2016 club championships. Details for the major singles, pairs and fours are displayed on the notice board. Nominations for the major fours close on Saturday, January 2. Nominations for both the major singles and major pairs close on Saturday, January 9. It is suggested members put their nominations in before Christmas as a lot of members are usually away over the Christmas/New Year period.
Make a note in your diary for this annual event which is being held on Tuesday, January 26. The event is sponsored by Littlewood Smash Repairs and Parkes Auto Wreckers and features $1000 prize money. The cost is $20 per player which includes a BBQ lunch. Nominations of teams of four are now being taken. Your team can be all men, all women or mixed and the dress is mufti.
Next Thursday afternoon (Xmas Eve) all are welcome to come along for a game of social bowls (names in by 1 Pm for 1.30 start). In keeping with the Xmas spirit prizes will include Hams, Xmas Pudding s and Xmas Cakes.
January 26 – Australia Day Mini Carnival.
Thursday, December 24– Geoff Freeman.
Saturday, December26 – Tom Furey and Dave Johnson
Thursday, December 31 – Ron Hornery and John Ward
Saturday, January 2 – John Carr and Joe Crowley
The club’s Christmas Hamper raffle (valued at over $800) was drawn on Friday, December 18 and the lucky winner was Colleen Sense .Congratulations to Colleen and many thanks to all those who supported the club by buying tickets. A big thank you also to Cunninghams IGA, Central Butchery Forbes, Dwyers Butchery and Parkes Cellars for their donations which made this a prize well worth winning. Next Friday, being Xmas day, the club will be closed but as always you are invited to come along on Friday January 1 and enjoy a good old fashioned pub style meal. Raffles will also be 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 on that day will be $1100.
The club is planning a euchre competition in the New Year. Details will be advised after the Elvis weekend.

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