THE semi finals and final of the minor pairs championship were played last weekend in weather more suited to kite flying.
The semi finals played on Saturday Rick Neilsen and Trevor McGuire defeated Lawrie Nash and Len Thomas 29-10.
In the other game Jeff Sankey and Phil Carrett defeated Rick Turton and Ken O’Day 22-20 on the last end after trailing for the previous 20 ends. In the final on Sunday Rick Neilsen and Trevor McGuire played steady bowls in very windy conditions to defeat Jeff Sankey and Phil Carrett 24-8 after winning 14 of the 19 ends played.
Only eight members braved the elements to play social bowls on Wednesday. In terrible conditions both games struggled to 18 ends with the game between Max Tout and Steve Sankey who defeated Ron Shoveller and Ken O’Day 18-11 winning the rink draw prize. In the other game Gordon Webber and Kevin Ryan defeated Danny Nash and Gary Hastings 21-13.
With the bad weather continuing only 22 social bowlers played on Friday with the rink three game between Bruce Fletcher and Gary Melleuish 21 who defeated Roy Burke and Alan Turner 11 winning the rink draw.
Second prize money was won by Bob Lindsey and Max Ford who defeated Ken Dickens and Gary Hastings 15-13.
In another close game Steve Sankey and John McSorley defeated John Scott and Col Wilson 19-17. The jackpot was not won.
The Nash family turned the raffle into a family affair with both Danny and Christine winning meat trays with Jim Hibbert claiming third prize.
Rumour has it that “The Earl” was observed coaching his wife “The Countess” on the finer points of our game.
It was also noted and documented by the ever present paparazzi that after her lessons the Countess could even be a better bowler than the Earl. Well, this observation may have already proved correct with the Countess Carol wining her first competition game as part of a Culburra Ladies tournament team.
The Saturday Socialites were rugged up like Eskimos to play when Sandra Annetts and Kevin Ryan defeated Pam Kleenman-Day and Brian Rosen 13-10 to win the rink draw prize. Liam Guilfoyle, Ron Gale and Arthur Hanneman defeated Bob Denny, Maree Guilfoyle and Helen Neilsen 13-9.
This week our Mixed Pennant team travel to Sussex Inlet for a game against Nowra. Last week Culburra was defeated by Sussex Inlet 1-4.