Bowls Notes and Club Blog

State Finals For No.2 Pennant Team
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 5/31/2017 10:55:26 AM
Here’s the latest from the Bowlie.
The No. 2 Pennant side travelled to Dubbo last Sunday to contest the Zone 4 Championship. They played the strong Cowra side, led by former NSW Singles Champion, Gerard Beath, and had a great win, scoring 64 shots to 53.
This year the side was without three top players from last year but performed consistently well and exceeded all expectations.
The team of John Davies, Paul Henry, Tom Casey and Warwick Parker got off to a flying start, scoring seven shots on the first end and were never headed and went on to a commanding 25-15 victory.
Col Hayward, John Hodge, Geoff Freeman and Tom Furey also had a fine start and had a convincing 23-17 win.
Garry Carberry, Graham Barby, Dave Johnson and Mark Dwyer trailed early but played well to level the score, 16 all, after eighteen ends. Unfortunately, the last three ends were won by Cowra and Garry’s team lost 16-21.
Reserve for the day was Steve Ryan who had just returned from a trip to Canada.
Many thanks to Gwenda Carty, who did an excellent job managing the side throughout the Pennant season.
Congratulations on a great win and best of luck when the side travel to Wagga to contest the No. 2 State Final on the weekend of August 4 - 6.
Major Singles.
On Sunday, May 28 the Final of the Club Championship Singles was played and what a great match it turned out to be.
Col Hayward had the better of the early ends and went out to a lead of 15-6 before Mark Dwyer came back into the match scoring three shots on each of the next two ends to reduce the lead to three shots. Col again extended his lead to 29-17 and Mark again fought back scoring four shots on the next end but Col then closed out the match scoring the two shots he needed to win the match 31-21 and claim the title of Club Singles Champion for 2017.
Charity Day – Prostate Cancer Day.
A Charity Day to support the local Prostate Cancer Group is being organised by Graham Barby, Chris Dunn and Keith MacRae for Saturday, June 3.
You can enter by contacting one of the organisers or phoning the club or turning up on the day by 12-30 for a 1.00 pm start.
Social Bowls.
Thursday, May 25.
Twenty four players turned out to play six games of Pairs with some very close results.
Les Kent and Bill Skinner got away to a great start, leading 5-0 after three ends. Wally Grant and Greg Huggins fought back and managed to level the score, 16 all, after sixteen ends. Les and Bill scored six shots over the next three ends and with two ends to play they lead 22-16. Wally and Greg scored five shots on those two ends but Les and Bill claimed victory, 22-21.
Gary McPhee and Gordon Dickson won the first end but Ron Hornery and John Watson scored five shots on the next two ends before Gary and Gordon scored four shots on the fourth end to level the scores, 5 all. Gary and Gordon maintained the lead and with two ends to play they lead 23-18. The second last end was won by Ron and John who scored four shots but Gary and Gordon scored a single shot on the last end to win 24-22.
Other results were;
Col Mudie and Rob Irving 19-15 against Keith MacRae and Graham Barby.
Graham Dixon and Bob Freeman 26 -19 against John Dunn and Ian Mill.
Geoff Freeman and Col Woods 22-10 against John Ward and Jim Blake.
Col Hayward and Mike Valentine had a convincing win over Warren Bevan and John Hodge.
The Prize winners were Les Kent and Bill Skinner and the Runners-up prize went to Gordon Dickson and Gary McPhee.
Saturday, May 27.
With a number of Players and Supporters away at Dubbo a depleted field of fourteen players contested two games of Pairs and one of Triples.
The Triples match was the closest of the day with Les Kent, Gordon Dickson and Bob Freeman defeating Col Woods, John Watson and Jim Blake, 20-16.
Gary McPhee and Bill Skinner scored a 25-20 win against Guy Ellery and Martin Tighe and in the other Pairs match John Ward and Liz Byrne had a convincing win against Bob Murdoch and Rob Irving.
The winning rink prize went to Gary McPhee and Bill Skinner.
The badge draw this week is an attractive $2,300.00

Thank You To Tom Casey
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 5/22/2017 5:10:34 PM
Major Singles Semi Finals Decided
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 5/18/2017 10:52:44 AM