Sports notes, August 7

Lawn Bowls

Berry Men

A further two matches have been played in the Club's 2017 Mixed Pairs Championship. Bev Thompson and Peter Delamont took a match winning lead by end 19 in their game against Pam and Russell Tulloch and despite becoming more competitive in the second half the Tullochs were defeated 23-16. Another match played in tricky wind conditions saw Deb and Rob Folkard tied with Gillian Portener and Terry Bezant on three occasions including end 19 but the scoring of four shots on end 20 gave the match to Gillian and Terry 19-17.

Social play on Wednesday 2nd August produced very competitive matches. Those of note included Arch Mackinnon, Ken Crocker and Lindsay McNamara after leading throughout cut back to a lead of one on end 18 by Laurie Watson, David Armstrong and Barry Dunn but Lindsay McNamara's team scored six shots on the last two ends to take the match. In another triples match Steve Kellett, Rob Folkard and Tom Froggatt led from end six to defeat Mick Vassallo, Ken Stephens and Peter Webb.

On Saturday 5th in windy conditions Phil Chittick and Terry Hayes had a decisive win over Adam Rigney and Geoff Lidbetter and the triples match of the day saw David Lambert, Ken Chittick and Lindsay McNamara break a tied position mid match by scoring five and go on to take the match from Russell Tulloch, Bob Dunn and Tom Froggatt.

Berry members and visitors are reminded that bookings for Wednesday and Saturday social play are to be made by noon on 0488 729 229 with play starting at 1.00 pm.

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men

The weather this week was defined by one word, windy. Wednesday saw us playing in light Sou Easterly winds. We did finish 3 games of Social Triples and 3 games of Pairs. On Saturday the blustery 30 to 40 knot winds blew us off the green. All play was cancelled including the Grand Final of the Club Triples Championship.

Wednesday 2nd August, was a sunny afternoon with a light wind. The greens were running at a medium pace.

Rink 1 saw a tough game of Triples where Josh Ward, Steve Hollington and Don Salway came home strongly after a slow start, to take the game on the last 2 ends by 21 to 15 shots.

Rink 2 Paul Takac, Neil Miller and Joe Mejlak played the wind superbly to decimate their opposition by 29 shots to 11.

Rink 3 witnessed the game of the week. Matthew Rosina, Ken Taket and Gary Tearle burst out of the mats with a fantastic four shot end to see them leading by 7 shots to 2 on the 5th end. Les Stuart, Allan Furniss and Ray Solway steadied the ship but a fabulous 3 by Matthew, Ken and Gary saw them draw further apart to be leading by 11/5 shots. Les, Allan and Ray finally compensated for the wind and took the next 5 ends to leap into a lead of 18 shots to 13. Matthew, Ken and Gary closed the gap with another fabulous 3 shot end then tied the game with a great 2 shot win on the 19th end. It was anyone’s game at this point. Who could master the wind over the next 2 end? Les Stuart, Allan Furniss and Ray Solway managed to do the impossible and win the next two ends by a shot each to finally take the game by 20 to 18 shots. A great game in trying condition was appreciated by all.

Rink 4 This great tussle saw Tommy Smith and Alessandro Lattanzio playing wonderful bowls to outlast their opponents by 21 to 18 shots.

Rink 5 In another tough game, Terry Wright and Harry Pearce showed they could adjust their game to the conditions and come home the winners by 18 shots to 15.

Rink 6 observed David Solomon and Peter Smith play consistently accurate bowls to overwhelm their opposition by 24 to 16 shots.

Draw Results: 1st Prize Rink 5 Terry Wright and Harry Pearce,  2nd Prize Rink 4 Tommy Smith and Alessandro Lattanzio, 3rd Prize Rink 3 Les Stuart, Allan Furniss and Ray Solway. First Spin Rink 1 Josh Ward, Steve Hollington and Don Salway. Not won.                                                                                                     What’s On: Wednesday 9th August Social Bowls with registrations by 12.30 pm. Grand Final of the Club Triples Championship and the draw for the Club Major/Minor Pairs Championship. Saturday 12th August. Mixed Social Bowls with registrations by 12.30pm. Round 1 of the Club Major/Minor Pairs Championship must be completed. Club shirt required. Last Wednesday of the Month Nominated Pairs competition. Saturday 11th November. Mixed match against the St. Johns Bowls Club. Names required.

South Coast Bowls

Gerringong's B.Murphy, P.Orford, J.Heffernan, A.McKeveney, J.Lillye, M.Smith, A.Miller.

Gerringong's B.Murphy, P.Orford, J.Heffernan, A.McKeveney, J.Lillye, M.Smith, A.Miller.

Gerringong Women’s Bowling Team win 2017 Grade 3 Pennant.

It was a bit windy with such a nice day for the Flag Unfurling making the Gerringong ladies so proud. Acting District President Ann Brandley presented Barbara Murphy, Patricia Orford, Jenny Heffernan, Attracta McKeveney, Jan Lillye, Michelle Smith, Avril Miller (absent) Carol Miller with their Pennant badges and Medallions. Acting District President Ann then presented the Runners Up from St Georges Basin, Michelle Dean, Heather McGuire, Cheryl Green, Linda Alexander with their Certificates and pennant flag. Gerringong President Jan Lillye invited Acting District President Ann Brandley, District V.P Barbara Young, District Treasurer Lyn Youren, Chair of Match Inger Hall, Suzanne Stevenson District Publicity and players with guests to a tasty Afternoon tea in the club.

Culburra Ladies

Sandra Annetts, Gail Scott and Nancye Carre.

Sandra Annetts, Gail Scott and Nancye Carre.

The final of our Club Triples was played last week, and a tough final it was.  With both teams fighting hard, the score very close, Sandra Annetts, Gail Scott and Nancye Carre  came away with the win over Annette Barry, Betty Oldfield and Thelma Cooley.

Our Social winners last Tuesday were Ruby Salmon, Judy Watson and Helen Neilsen over Maree Guilfoyle, Lynne McKee and Lorraine Epple, while Thursday winners were Carol Turton, Marilyn O’Day and Loarraine Epple over Ruby Salmon, Robyn Herbert and Helen Neilsen.

Our Grade 2 Pennant teams have been practising hard and are nearly ready to head off to the Central Coast to play in the State Playoffs.  We wish you all safe travels and good bowling.

The Mixed pairs semi final was also played last week and both games were close scoring and great to watch.  Lin Hulbert and Jim Hibbert got up over Annette Lappins and Roy Cartledge, while Kim and John Rudd had a win on the last end over Helen & Rick Neilsen.  Good luck to both teams in the final.

Callala Men

 Pat Brown, Ron Wilkinson (marker) and Dion Gadd, winner of the minor singles.

Pat Brown, Ron Wilkinson (marker) and Dion Gadd, winner of the minor singles.

The final of the Minor Singles was played in very windy conditions on Saturday, August 5, between Dion Gadd and Pat Brown.  Dion started well leading Pat 10 – 1 on the 9th end.  By the 21st  end, Pat was leading Dion 20 – 12.   Dion’s concentration came back to level at 23 all on the 29th end.  The score was level again on the 33rd end.  The game went down to the wire with Pat on 29 and Dion on 30 at the second last end.  Dion kept his cool to win the title by 2 shots, 31 – 29.  Congratulations to both players for a great game and thank you to Ron Wilkinson for marking.  The spectators agreed it was the best final they had seen in a long time.

Mollymook Men

FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP: The final played last Saturday was a tough day for both teams, not only because it was the final, but the strong wind added another dimension. Ron Walls team Mark Sommerville, Jack Field, & Sid Brand got away smartly to a 10/1 lead after five ends against Al Wynter (skip), Craig Lees, Rob Morton & Graham Smith. The Wynter team however fought back to a 4 shot deficit after the 11th, but stalled on early double figures & that was that. The Wall team was just too strong on the day, final score 26/17 with one end to play. BOWLS PREMIER CUP: Played at Mollymook for the south coast region, this event by Bowls Australia is a pathway event progressing through regional,state & national levels. The event was won by Mollymook's Ron Wall (skip), Glen Dickson & David Munt who had to play well to beat Paul Barnes, Sid Brand and Mick Dundas, who won the second set. A sudden death tie-brake of one end went the Wall team's way. They will attend the State play-off at Mt Lewis later in the year.   OTHER CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Major/Minor Pairs quarter final saw David Munt & greenkeeper Tom Wilson defeat Bob Brooks & Tony Hutchins 2 sets to nil; Paul Barnes & Kerry Jones defeated Tony Clark & Andrew Jarvis 2/0; Ron Wall with Dave Harrison def. Gary McGuire & Alan Shapley 1 1/2 to 1/2 & Sid Brand & John Paul had a win over Croc Dundas & Ray Flinn. They encountered Paul Barnes & Kerry Jones later in the week in an early semi-final match who won on the last bowl. The Minor Singles also had an early start with the contest between Mike Keegan & Eric Woodburn who kept Mike on 30 for six ends whilst he crept up to 29.

Netball

Shoalhaven Netball Association

Round 13 Results, 5th August 2017.

9/10 A JB Wildginger Bluebottles 11 d NNB Lake David Holiday Accommodation 2, ST Westpac 16 d REB Rascals 7, NNB Coast Allied Health Bye.

9/10 B JB RAMS Home Loans Clams 4 d REB Ratbags 2, REB Rugrats 3 d ST South Coast Site Rentals 0, ALB Callala Cellars Meerkats 5 d ALB Fantastic Furniture Cubs 2.

11/12 A ALB Fantastic Furniture Tigers 35 d NNB Kangaroo Valley Kayaks 11, JB Bonsai at the Bay Waves 44 d ST husky Bakery 5, NNB Beds ‘R’ Us Bye.

11/12 B ST Jayco Nowra 16 d JB Huskisson Automotives Seals 12, LB hit and run Larks 35 d NNB North Nowra Vets 5, REB Rubies 55 d NNB SkelScaff 0, JB SPAR Sussex Inlet Starfish Bye.

13/14 A JB Bonsai at the Bay Swordfish 59 d ALB Greenwell Point Bowling Club Minx 10, 

NNB Bomaderry Sheetmetal 35 d LB Centre Butcher Ravens 8, ALB Son-Line Concrete Pumping Cool Cats 48 d JB Elk & Willow Stingrays 16.

13/14 B JB Bay & Basin Animal Hospital Penguins 35 d ST G Force Charges 22, NNB The Athlete’s foot 25 d ST Nowra Scrap Metal 23, LB Logo Shack Sea Eagles Bye.

15/17 A NNB Budget Curtains 55 d LB Kihli’s Hawks 45, JB Steve Purse Automotives Dolphins 38 d NNB Shoalwelding 17.

15/17 B JB Bay & Basin Animal Hospital Kingfish 42 d ST Bishops Produce 26, LB Nowra Mazda Fantails 22 d JB Shoalhaven Gas Crayfish 12, ST Wrights Chainsaws 44 d NNB A C Lawyers 26.

Seniors

Division 1 NNB North Nowra Tavern 53 d JB Hunt Removals Barracudas 42, LB Jet Locksmith Security 57 d LB Integrity Real Estate 29, JB Wildginger Sharks Bye.

Division 2 NNB South Coast Security 58 d LB Shelley Hancock MP 27, ALB Jaguars 38 d ALB Panthers 32, REB Ragers Forfeit win d Gems Choices Flooring forfeited, ST Eliza’s Lighting Bye.

Division 3 ALB Cheetahs drew with JB On The Bay Maintenance Dugongs, ST Westpac Nowra 21 d JB Walsh’s Plant Maintenance Breakers 14, ALB Leopards 35 d NNB Adanes Furniture 22, ALB Pumas forfeit win d JB Optimum Automotive & Towing Seagulls forfeited.

Division 4 LB Luscious Body Beautiful 43 d ALB Cougars 28, ST Kit @ Urban Hairdressing 51 d REB Ravens 25, GEMS South East Radiology Bye.

Division 5 GEMS The Tav41 d JB 13 Crowns Custom Tattoos 37, LB Bomaderry Bowling Club 30 d ST Nowra Bowling & Recreation Club 19.

Darts

Shoalhaven Darts Association

Our Open singles has been held with 29 players lining up to contest the title. Our winner was Justin Ganderson. Congratulations Justin on holding the 2017 title of open Singles Champion.  The runner up was Hank Baxmann. Defeated Semi finalist was Joe McDowell and John Perrin.

You all should have your new game sheets for the start of Competition this week. Good luck to all and welcome to the new team, Fishos (Gerroa Boat Club).

Nowra Darts

Results Round 4

Mohawks Defeated Meerkats 11- 0: Ian Green had a good game for Mohawks with five finishes and Shirley Butler had four finishes and 119. Matt Goozeff top scored with a beaut 180. Meerkats once again played short with Kate Watson and Ken O'Neill having one finish each.

Pirates Defeated Phoenix 7-4: Karey deBakker had four finishes for Pirates  and Phil Reeves, Peter Wood and Ray Cattlemole had three each. Phil also threw a great 180. Danny Watson and Jodie Armstrong were best for Phoenix with three finishes and Matt Craig top scored with 140. Julie Pride threw the high score of 121.

Dragons Defeated Cherokees 7-4: Georgie Hansen had a brilliant game for Dragons with the maximum six finishes and 2 x 140. John Perrin, Jeff Brooks and Peter Vider had two finishes each and John threw the high score of 101. Bim Stewart was best for Cherokees with three finishes and 120. Gloria Liddicoat had two finishes and Kay Dowell top scored with 121.

The Bangers Defeated Camels 6-5: Dave Harrison was best player for The Bangers with four finishes and 120. Elissa Allard, Kerrie Dempsey and Julieann Maney had three finishes and Kerrie top scored with 112. Trevor Green was best player for Camels with four finishes and 140. Megan Stewart had three finishes and 126.

Kookaburras Defeated Coyotes 6-5: Brad Moulds and Kim Baxmann had three finishes each for Kookaburras and Kim also threw the high score of 110. Hank Baxmann top scored with 140. Peter Coggins and Craig Dumbrell had four finishes each for Coyotes and Peter also top scored with 140. Denise Wood threw 114.

Point score: Pirates 8-30: Mohawks 6-30: Kookaburras 6-22: Dragons 4-27: Cherokees 4-27: Camels 4-21: Phoenix 4-20: The Bangers 4-20: Coyotes 0-10: Meerkats 0-8.

Cycling

Nowra Velo Club

2017 ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BRAIDWOOD ROAD, 6TH AUGUST 2017

 A Grade 80 kilometres: 1. Levi Johns 2 hours 12 minutes 53 seconds, 2. Jade Colligan same time, 3. Aaron Coghlan same time, 4. Nathan Crump same time,  5. Steve Crossman same time, 6. Nick Johns 2 hours 14 minutes 57 seconds, 7. Godfrey Green 2 hours 21 minutes, DNF, Aaron Lauder.

C Grade 53 kilometres: 1. Brendon Miller 1 hour 35 minutes 17 seconds, 2. Ian Kielly same time, 3. Brad Oaten same time, 4. Geoff Lockhart same time, 5. Tony Kuipers same time,  6. Gary Bryce same time, 7. Mark Klein same time,       8. Rob Pickard same time, 9. Frank Neri same time, 10. Michael Thompson    same time, 11. Scott Martin 1 hour 35 minutes 25 seconds,12. Graham Johns 1 hour 40 minutes 20 seconds, DNF, Jose Pereira, Alice Lauder.

Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group

Some Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 10/08/17 - MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; MTB ride commences at Falls Creek Fire Station on Jervis Bay road at 8.30AM.Riding to Vincentia via Moona Moona Creek, coffee at Vincentia then returning to the start point. Contact Rod 0428211487.

SUNDAY 13/08/2017 - TIANJARA FALLS LOOKOUT; 60 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Sealed roads / Road Bike ride. The ride starts at 9:00am from The Aviation Technology Park, Wugan Street, Yerriyong, off Braidwood Road (MR92) adjacent to HMAS Albatross. Cycling to Tianjara Falls Lookout a great scenic stop for snacks.  Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119. (Ride Leader; Gary)