Bowls Notes and Club Blog

Charity Day This Sunday
Published by The Rookie in Bowls Notes • 4/30/2018 3:23:32 PM
Here is the latest from the Bowlie.
Club Championhips.
On Thursday, April 26, Gary McPhee and Graham Barby played a Major Singles match and the lead changed hands a number of times. The early ends were pretty even and after seven ends Graham led 6-5 But Gary won the next six ends to take the lead 18-7. Graham came back into the match winning the next six ends and after twenty ends regained the lead 20-18. Once again the trend of the match changed and after twenty-four ends Gary had regained the lead 25-20. Graham again found form and on the twenty-ninth end scored four shots to win the match 31-23.
In a Major Pairs match on Saturday, John Ward and John Taylor won the first two ends to lead Mark Dwyer and Peter McPhee, 3-0 and after fifteen ends still held a three shot lead, 18-15. The two Johns scored a single shot on the sixteenth end but Mark and Peter then took control of the match, winning the last six ends to win the match 31-19 and advance to the Semi-Finals.
Thursday, April 26.
A good field of twenty bowlers played five games of Pairs with a close one, some fairly close and some not close at all.
Steve Ryan and Bernie Mitchell took on Ray Jones and Ted Wright and Ray and Ted got off to a good start, leading 16-5 after eight ends. It wasn’t until the seventeenth end that Steve and Bernie gained the lead, scoring three shots to lead by one shot. They won two of the next three ends to lead 23-20 and Ray and Ted won the final end but could only score two shots and they lost 22-23.
Col Mudie and George Bradley only won eight of the twenty-one ends against Rob Irving and John Taylor but they scored multiple shots on most ends while Rob and John were scoring one’s and two’s giving Col and George a narrow win, 26-15.
In other matches;
Greg Howlett and Ron Hornery defeated John Dunn and Joe Crowley.
John Ward and Bill Skinner had a win against Arthur Corbett and Bob Freeman.
Keith MacRae and Les Kent proved too strong for Col Hayward and Jim Blake.
Winners on the day were Graham Barby and Pat Cooney (marker for the Singles match) and the Runners-up prize went to Keith MacRae and Les Kent.
Saturday, April 21.
It was good to see both greens in play with thirty bowlers playing social games.
In a close match, Ray Jones and George Bradley got off to a fling start and after seven ends lead Steve Ryan and Jim Blake 11-3. On the next end Steve and Jim scored three shots and from there on gradually got back into the match and won the final two ends to level the scores 18 all. However, Ray and George claimed “bragging rights” having won eleven of the twenty-one ends played.
In their match against Warren Bevan and Greg Huggins, after thirteen ends, Col Mudie and John Watson had opened up a seven shot lead, 18-11. Warren and Greg won six of the remaining eight ends but could not quite catch Col and John who ran out winners 22-20.
It wasn’t until the eighth end that Steve Turner and Ted Wright gained the lead, 7-5, against Steve “Nimo” Mills and Rob Irving, but they then lead all the way to run out narrow winners 17-14.
Other results were;
Les Kent and Chris Dunn had a win against George Boatswain and Rob Tinker.
Tom Furey and Gladrin Sun were too good for Arthur Corbett and John Dunn.
Garry Carberry and John Carr had a comfortable win against Col Hayward and Bruce Deland.
In the Triples match Ron Hornery, Maureen Baillie and Bob Freeman had a convincing win against Greg Howlett, Joe Crowley and Bill Skinner.
Winners on the day were Steve Turner and Ted Wright and the Runners-up prize went to Ray Jones and George Bradley. The prize for the first “resting toucher” went to Chris Dunn.
Don’t forget the Charity Day, May 6 in support of the local cancer support group, CAN ASSIST. Details are available at the club and entries must be in by 9-30 on the day. I believe lots of prizes have been donated so come along, have a great day, lunch included and support this great charity.
Also, between 4 and 5 pm on the day, Steve will be having a shave and haircut (for the first time in a long time) and donations can be made at Parkes Bowling and Sports Club, Neighbourhood Central, Parkes Bricks and Pavers and Parkes Blinds and Awnings. All proceeds on the day will go to Can Assist who provide a great service supporting cancer sufferers and their families.
Zone Championships.
Entries for the 2018 Zone Championships close on Friday May 4.
Entries are now being taken for the Minor Singles and Minor Pairs Championships -0 details are on the notice board. Don’t forget to include the entry fee with the entry form.

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