IN what was a thrilling result in the last round, The Niners got up to win the competition by one point over the Nutters in the closest ever result of the Pioneer Tenpin Bowling League competition.
The Screaming Banshees came third, while Nohopenhells finished in fourth place.
Results of the final round were:
Spicks and Specks defeated Bitches 11-9.
For Spicks and Specks, Val Dinnie had games of 105, 169, 149 for a 423 series, Rosa Perkins had games of 81, 103, 101 for 285, Les Robinson had games of 178, 146, 135 for 459, while the vacant score picked up a point for them.
For Bitches, Debbie Pickering had games of 134, 147, 180 for a 461 series, Julie Nicholls had games of 164, 169, 114 for 447, Add McCudden had games of 99, 109, 119 for 327, while Ingrid Sach’s absent score gained them one point.
The Niners defeated The Screaming Banshees 15-5.
For The Niners, Glenn Pollard took out the star bowler of the round award bowling 57 pins over average in his games of 210, 131, 151 for a 492 series, Leiland Friend had games of 178, 138, 192 for 508, Ron Timbs had games of 121, 138, 200 for 459, while Bob Doyle had games of 121, 117, 137 for 375.
For The Screaming Banshees, Debra Pypers had games of 127, 180, 124 for a 431 series, Joanne Boler had games of 118, 98, 122 for 338, Robyn Quigley had games of 97, 97, 122 for 316, while Siretta Dawson took out the wooden spooner of the round award bowling 40 pins under average in her games of 107, 141, 143 for 391, which were all under average.
Thunderbirds defeated Win It to Win It 14-6.
For Thunderbirds, Grant Wellard had all over average games of 111, 138, 136 for a 385 series, Kathleen Morgan had games of 128, 122, 139 for 389, Sue Collins had games of 138, 133, 117 for 388, while Les Collins had games of 97, 112, 129 for 338.
For Win It to Win It, Cameron Arnold had all over average games of 155, 146, 136 for a 437 series, Glenn Corbett had games of 155, 160, 174 for 489, Adam Richardson had all under average games of 74, 88, 74 for 236, while Lyn Carter’s absent score never gained them any points.
M.A.C.K. defeated Nohopenhells 19-1.
For M.A.C.K., Karmen Mason took out the star bowler of the round award bowling 59 pins over average in her games, which were all over average with a 120, 169, 146 for a 435 series, Josh Miller had all over average games of 135, 116, 121 for 372, Ashleigh Miller also had all over average games of 97, 106, 126 for 329, while Cheyne Pons had games of 98, 88, 120 for 306.
For Nohopenhells, Robert Fisk had games of 123, 173, 158 for a 454 series, Arie Van Arkel had games of 93, 105, 114 for 312, Steve Edmonds had all under average games of 73, 94, 98 for 265, while Huibert Phielix took out the wooden spooner of the round award bowling 46 pins under average in his games of 75, 148, 136 for 359.
Nutters defeated Bad Pins 11-9.
For Nutters, Isaac Riley had games of 182, 167, 140 for a 489 series, Jody Jenner had games of 129, 125, 116 for 370, Colin Riley had games of 105, 92, 92 for 289, while Chloe Jenner had games of 108, 92, 81 for 281.
For Bad Pins, Hal Johnston had games of 168, 146, 137 for a 451 series, Peter Speller had games of 144, 132, 116 for 392, Chris Purches had games of 124, 123, 96 for 343, while Cara Cooper had games of 67, 111, 89 for 267.
The 200 plus club award games were by The Niners’ Ron Timbs with a neat 200 game, while his team-mate Glenn Pollard had a nice 210 game.
Well done to Ron and Glenn.
How teams finished after the final round of Pioneer League: The Niners 314 1/2, Nutters 313 1/2, The Screaming Banshees 292, Nohopenhells 281, Spicks and Specks 272 1/2, M.A.C.K. 272, Win It to Win It 268, Bad Pins 248 1/2, Thunderbirds 244, Bitches 233.
Before I sign off I would like to thank Sue Shipman for doing a great job as secretary over the years and wish her well as she left the league a few weeks ago to move to Tathra.
I would also like to say if you are bored at home and want something to do, why not get a few of your mates together and take up tenpin bowling?
The new competition starts tonight and it is only $20 for three games plus you can win money on pick the score.
There are also five meat raffles to be won and great music to listen to while you are bowling.
Also two teams such as Spicks and Specks and Thunderbirds are looking for a player each and you don’t need to be a good player to play in it as it is based on handicap.
So interested persons come along to Shoalhaven City Lanes, Narang Road, Bomaderry at 5.45pm.
Well, that’s all for this week bowlers and readers, so until next time good luck and high scoring.
PS: As an ex-Nowra Blues’ AFL footballer I’d like to mention that officials are looking for players for next season at West Street Oval.
Interested persons can contact Steve Prout as he is the man in charge as the club is trying to field two teams next year.