Terrible conditions for comp

TIME FOR ACTION: Major Minor Pairs Championship teams before their game (from left) Barry Epple, Ken O'Day, Bruce Fletcher and Len Thomas.
TIME FOR ACTION: Major Minor Pairs Championship teams before their game (from left) Barry Epple, Ken O'Day, Bruce Fletcher and Len Thomas.

TWO rounds of the Culburra Men’s Bowling Club major minor pairs championship were played last weekend.

Saturday’s games were played in terrible conditions with the Sunday games played in near perfect weather.

On Saturday Peter Dwyer and John Rudd defeated Arthur The Fox Hanneman and Arthur The Badger Eagleton 23-15.

Brian Herring and John Scott had a last end win over Rick Neilsen and Geoff Steinhour 19-18.

On sunny Sunday the winners were the Sankey brothers who defeated Eric Parkinson and Kevin Ryan 28-11, Ron Shoveller and Gary Melleuish 26 defeated Phil Carrett and Geoff Blackshaw 15, Trevor McGuire and Ian Carre defeated Lawrie Nash and Allan Gardiner 20-9, Max Tout and Peter Johnson defeated Graham Faull and Kevin Thompson 25-10 and in the last game played Len Thomas and Bruce Fletcher defeated Ken O’Day and Barry Epple 18-15 on the 22 end.

There are two games still to be played before the third round.

Only 10 bowlers ventured out in the bad weather to play Wednesday social bowls. Gordon Webber and Kevin Ryan won their games against Graham Faull and Gary Hastings 10-8 and also won the rink draw prize.

In the triples game Ron Shoveller, Jeff Brownjohn and Jim Hibbert defeated Kevin Dickens, Richard Grayson and Roy Burke 14-11.

Six rinks of social pairs were played last Friday again in weather not suited to lawn bowls.

The first rink prize went to Gary Hastings and Richard Grayson after their 20-11 win against Gordon Webber and Col Hancock.

The second prize money was won by rink four in a very close game between Max The Lout and Slingo who defeated Barney Johnson and “M.T.T” 17-16 in a game full of friendly sledging.

In another competitive game Peter Dwyer and Geoff Steinhour defeated Rick Turton and Geoff Blackshaw 20-19.

Kevin Dickens and John Castellan defeated Dennis Foster and Kevin Ryan 22-16, Rick Neilsen and Steve Sankey were defeated 13-20 by Bruce Fletcher and Gary Melleuish.

In the last game on Friday Ron Shoveller and Jeff Brownjohn defeated Len Thomas and Bob Lyndsey 25-15.

The winners of the raffle were Barry Epple, John Slingsby and Geoff Steinhour.

The week’s round of the mixed pennant competition was at Culburra Bowling Club with 112 bowlers from 14 clubs taking part.

This competition has been played for over 40 years and is the only mixed pennant type competitive bowls competition played in NSW.

Last week Culburra had a maximum 4-nil win over Greenwell Point at Kiama.

This week we play Berry Bowling Club.

As from this week both Wednesday and Friday social bowls will start at 12.30pm, until the end of August and names must be in by noon.

Saturday socialites mixed bowls was washed out last week and names in by noon for next Saturday's games.

The Culburra team of Gary Melleuish, Ian Carre and Bruce Fletcher had a very good win at a recent tournament played at Lake Conjola.

The trio took home the money by winning all three games with a big margin of 56 shots, well done boys.