Greens a hive of activity at Heads

NEW FACES: Two of our newer bowlers Arthur Laidlaw and Kim Gabrielsen deep in concentration.

NEW FACES: Two of our newer bowlers Arthur Laidlaw and Kim Gabrielsen deep in concentration.

LAST weekend was a hive of industry for Shoalhaven Heads Men's Bowling Club with the semi-final of the SCDBA state presidents reserve pairs being played on the front green at Shoalhaven Heads.

This was played in conjunction with round two of our club major minor pairs being played on the rear green on Saturday afternoon. The weather was, which seems to be the norm, cold and windy, with an occasional warm break as the sun poked its head out between the black clouds.

But it didn't rain, and all games were completed on time.

Congratulations to the Currrarong teams who were winners of both district games and commiserations to our own players Peter Corkill and Allen Steele who were defeated on the day.

On Sunday the weather was much kinder, still cold, but nowhere near as windy as it has been in the past.

George Winstanley and Ray Dudding got through to the major minor final to be played next Sunday, and will have to await the outcome of the game between Ted Starr – Ray Cumberland and Russ McCauley – Craig Morton, which will be played next Saturday.

Good luck to all players.

Next Sunday morning we are having a closed promotional day with the Shoalhaven Heads Women's Bowling Club, the Shoalhaven Heads Men’s Bowling Club and the Heads Social Bowling Club.

Members from all three clubs are encouraged to join us on the day.

The Davenport Pairs will be played on Saturday September 13, starting at 9.30 am.

Game one then a light lunch with game two in the afternoon. We also offer good prize-money, with 32 teams to be accommodated only, get in quick for this ever popular event. There are still some vacancies left.

Then we have the Wray Owen Jerry Bailey Triples.

This year the format is changed, with game one to be played on Saturday October 18 from 12.30pm and then on Sunday October 19 we play game two, have a light lunch and then play game three in the afternoon.

With plenty of prize-money up for grabs, get in early to secure your spot. We can only accept the first 32 entries.

Still room for a few more teams.

Another great incentive by the SHBandRCL, in their development of the Game of Bowls is to provide, at no cost to new members of the SHBandRCL, who are new to the game of bowls, free coaching by our club coach, Russ McCauley, who will, on the completion of their coaching lessons, be eligible to join the SHWBC or SHMBC for their first year, free of cost. Contact the men's and ladies bowling clubs for more info.

A big thank you to the SHBandRCL Club for stepping up to provide such an incentive to new bowlers.

This week the notices calling for, nominations for committee positions and notices of motion, for the AGM will be placed on the notice board. This gives all members an ideal opportunity to step up and be part of the committee. Don't sit back and hope that someone else will do things the way you want it done.

We also have our men’s triples, single entry club selected, every Wednesday starting at 12.30pm.

Fridays we play men’s triples, blind draw, team and single entry starting at 12.30pm.

For Wednesday and Friday games please have your names down before 11am and pay your game fees before 12.15pm.

Sheets are always outside the bowls office or give bowls organiser John a ring on 4448 7154 after 10am Wednesday and Friday or leave a message.

Russ McCauley