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Badge Draw An Impressive $2300
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 11/28/2016 3:16:49 PM
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The only Championship match played this week was a Handicap Singles Semi-Final between Graham Barby and Steve “Nimo” Mills. On handicap Steve got three shots start but Graham won the first three ends to lead 7 – 3. Steve won four of the next six ends and after nine ends the scores were level at 10 all. Steve then pulled away and after fourteen ends he held a handy lead, 18 – 11. Graham fought back and after twenty one ends trailed Steve by two shots 21 – 23. On the twenty second end Graham looked to have scored the four shots he needed for victory but after a measure it was only three shots. On the next end Graham scored the shot he needed to win the match and advance to the Final.
Social Bowls.
Thursday, November 24.
On a very windy day, twenty players turned out to play five games of pairs.
In their match with Geoff Freeman and Ted Wright, Keith MacRae and Rob Irving had the best of the early ends and had a lead of 17 – 5 going into the tenth end. Over the next eight ends Geoff and Ted got back into the match, winning those ends 15 -4 and cut the lead to 21 – 20. In the last five ends Keith and Rob won three of them to take out the match 27 – 23.
Playing fairly steady bowls, Wally Grant and George Bradley held a lead of 18 – 8 over John Ward and Jim Blake before John and Jim scored six shots on the fifteenth end to reduce the lead to four shots. Wally and George had the better of the last six ends to claim the match 24 -18.
In other matches Warren Bevan and Joe Crowley had a win against Col Mudie and Mal Porter, Graham Barby and Bob Freeman had a good win over John Carr and Greg Huggins and John Hodge and Ron Fisher had a convincing win against Steve Ryan and John Dunn.
The prize winners on the day were Warren Bevan and Joe Crowley and the Runner-Up Prize went to Wally Grant and George Bradley.
Saturday, November 26.
In a very close game, scores were very even over the first twelve ends and Matt Parker and Ron Fisher had a narrow 11- 10 lead over Col Mudie and John Carr. Six of the next seven ends were won by Col and John and with two ends to play they had a commanding 20 – 12 lead. Not to be outdone, Matt and Ron scored eight shots on those two ends to draw the match 20 all but Col and John claimed victory having won thirteen of the twenty-one ends played.
In their match against Ray Jones and George Bradley, Keith MacRae and Bill Skinner held the lead for most of the game, and with two ends to play lead 18 – 14. Ray and George managed to score five shots on the last two ends to win the match 19 – 18.
In other Pairs matches, Col Woods and Ted Wright had a win over John Hodge and Jim Blake, while Gary McPhee and Brad Blanchard (a newcomer to the Club – welcome Brad) had a win over Maureen Baille and George Boatswain.
The Triples match went to Rob Irving, Joe Crowley and Gordon Dickson over John Ward and Mick Blunt, who played second and lead, by the narrow margin of 25 – 21.
Prizes on the day went to Graham Barby and Bernie Mitchell (who marked the Handicap Singles Championship match) with the Runner-up prize going to Col Mudie and Ron Fisher.
1300 Bugman Barefoot Bowls – Thursday, November 24.
This week all eighteen teams turned out for a great night of bowls.
In the closest game of the night, Elvii had a good win over 1300 Bugman, 13 -8.
The Royal were too good for Central West Glass, winning 15 -9.
Purple People had a good win over Happy Wanderers, 18 -6.
Bowl Bros proved too strong for Hi Rollers, 19 -10.
In other matches convincing wins were recorded by:
Bowl 4 Beer against Rebelle.
Casey Surveying against The Golden Girls.
We Wreck ‘em ‘N’ We Fix ‘em against Pink.
The Three Amigos against The Butchers.
Loopy Loppers 1 against the Girls.
Thanks again to the organisers and the cooks for the after game snacks.
Friday Night Badge Draw was not won last week and this Friday will be worth $2300, and will be drawn after the raffles.

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