Bowls in the Shoalhaven | July 19

Lawn Bowls

Greenwell Point

Social games saw Norma Watts, Mary Walker and skip Diana Medcalf defeat Debbie Maddison, Colleen Steele and skip Fay Franklin.

Maureen Vance, Pat Foley, Karen Richardson and skip Daphne Watson defeated Gay Blackwood, Helen Gardner, Stella Tucker and skip Barbara Higgs.

Runners-up won the daily vouchers.

Socially on Tuesday last week saw Pat and Diana beat Betty Wood and Stella Tucker, while in a game of two plays three, Maureen and Norma defeated Gay, Del Mendes (welcome back mate, Del's been on the sick list) and skip Fay.

Minor Pairs Championship semi final saw Helen and Colleen defeat Karen and Daphne, while on the other rink, Mary and Sue Smith beat Debbie and Hellen Hastings.

Wednesday saw the Nos 2 Pennants runners up travel to Culburra for their Flag Raising Day.

Finals day arrived Thursday. Karen, Daphne and Stella travelled to the Ex-Sevicemen's club for their Nos 4's Flag Raising Day. Debbie and Rebecca Garcia beat Bonnie Clatsworthy and Marilyn Mannall, socially.

In a close fought out tussle, Helen and Colleen prevailed with a one shot win over Mary and Sue Smith with a few girls watching on. Well done to both teams, a luncheon then followed.

Culburra Ladies

Congratulations to the six teams from Culburra who entered the District Triples – all teams played well, and it was great to have three teams progress to round three. Team Carol Blackshaw, Lorraine Foster and Jenny Castellan and team June Jones, Gail Scott and Nancy Carre were successful in making it to the quarter final. Both team played lovely bowls, but unfortunately the opposition was stronger one the day. Well done ladies.

Our Number 2 Pennant team celebrated their flag raising last week. After morning tea the teams were presented with their medals and flag. A very short game of bowls was played, as the wind and rain set in. Everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch together, and of course a beautiful cake made by our own Joan Barnwell was enjoyed with coffee. Congratulations to our Number 2 Pennant teams – June Jones, Jenny Castellan, Gail Scott and Nancye Carre, and Eileen Hunter, Ruth Joannou, Kristi Buckely and Sandra Annetts.

Our Social winners last week were Joy Hanneman, Lorraine Foster and Sandra Annetts over Joy Hanneman, Narelle Wetstyn and Judy Watson, Dawn Neville, Trish Bailey and Anne McCauley over Maree Guilfoyle, Ruth Joannou and Lorraine Epple, and Eileen Hunter, Betty Oldfield and Thelma Cooley over Edna Baxter, Ruby Salmon and Helen Neilsen.

Our Club Triples and Mixed Pairs get underway this week – and we wish everyone who is competing good luck and good bowls.

South Coast

Number Two Pennant Flag Raising Winners Culburra 2017.

The flag was raised then Acting District President Ann Brandley with District Acting Secretary Sandra Crimmins pinned the pennant badges on Eileen Hunter, Ruth Joannou, Kristi Buckley, Sandra Annetts, Nancye Carre, Gail Scott, Jenny Castellan, June Jones. Acting District President presented the runners up with their flag, Gail Kiggins, Diana Metcalf, Pat Black, Suzanne Stevenson, Fay Franklin, Helen Hastings, Betty Wood. After the presentations the ladies had a friendly game of bowls. We then had a tasty luncheon, the room was so nice with the special decorated light and dark blue tables. Acting District President Ann wished the players luck in the State play offs. President Jenny thanked the District and bowlers for a wonderful day.Yours in Bowls District Publicity Suzanne Stevenson.

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men

Chilly weather turning into freezing afternoons was the order of this week. Wednesday was an overcast, miserable day that froze us to the bone. Saturday weather was a copy of Wednesday. On Wednesday, three Social games of Triples and three of Social Pairs were completed. On Saturday, the first round matches of the Club Triples Championship were contested as well as two games of Mixed Social Triples and one of Social Pairs.

Wednesday 12th July: An overcast, cold, miserable day. The greens were running at a fast pace.

Rink 1 witnessed a game of Social Triples where Dave Solomon, Steve Hollington and Graham Mills proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the Club Triples due to a big win of 38 shots to 17.

Rink 2 held the game of the week. Jim Wallace (first game of bowls), Bert Watson and Gary Tearle opened strongly to take the first two ends by a shot. Dean Morgan (visitor from up North), Adrian Davidson and Ray Solway replied in the best way possible by tying the score at 3 all on the 5th end. Jim, Bert and Gary took the next end by a shot but Dean, Adrian and Ray were just hitting their straps and played superb bowls to move out to a 9 shot 4 lead. Not to be outdone, Jim, Bert and Gary won the next end with a fantastic 4 and followed this up with a 2 and a 1 shot end to take the lead on the 12th end by 11 shots to 9. Dean, Adrian and Ray had to dig deeply to come up with their own fantastic four to retake the lead. Ends were evenly distributed until consistently accurate bowling saw Jim, Bert and Gary send down two fabulous 3 ends to surge to the lead by 19 to 15 shots only to see Dean, Adrian and Ray reply with a fantastic four to tie the game at 19 all on the 19th end. What a finish as Jim, Bert and Gary won the penultimate end by a shot. Could they keep up the concentration required to win a tight game of bowls? No, Dean Morgan, Adrian Davidson and Ray Solway win the final end by 3 shots to march over the line by 22 to 20 shots. Thanks mates for wonderful game of bowls in very trying conditions.

Rink 3 In another tough game, Allan Furniss, Neil Miller and Harry Pearce held their nerve to just get home by 17 to 12 shots. Rink 4 saw the closest game for the week with Tom Smith and Alessandro Lattanzio just holding onto the lead from a fast finishing Joe Wright and Eddie Lee to take the game by 20 shots to 19. Rink 5 Rob Ray and Mick Edwards had to use all their finesse to win by the small margin of 20 to 15 shots. Rink 6 This great tussle observed John O’Dell and Joe Mejlak playing wonderful bowls to outlast their opponents by 21 shots to 15.

Draw Results. 1st Prize Rink 5 Rob Ray and Mick Edwards, 2nd Prize Rink 6 John O’Dell and Joe Mejlak, 3rd Prize Rink 4 Tom Smith and Alessandro Lattanzio, First Spin Rink 6 John O’Dell and Joe Mejlak. Not won. Players Draw won by Terry Wright

Saturday 15th July, was another bleak afternoon with medium paced greens. A weak westerly breeze was straight off the snow. Rink 3 held the first match of the 2017 Club Triples with David Solomon, Ray Solway and Graham Mills handling the conditions superbly to have a surprising win over Michael Hill, Steve Hollington and Harry Pearce by 26 to 21 shots. David Solomon had a blinder and was congratulated by all. Rink 5 witnessed another match of our Club Triples with Tom Smith, Mick Edwards and John Edwards hanging on to win over a fast finishing Garry Thurston, Dooley Gould and Peter Smith by 24 shots to 20. Rink 8 saw the first of the Mixed Social Triples. Betty Mills, Gary Way and Alessandro Lattanzio racked up a great lead to hang onto the win by 18 to 17 shots. Rink 9 Consistently accurate bowling resulted in Rob Ray and Tim McCormack overcoming their opponents by just 19 shots to 18. Rink 10 held a triples game that saw Paul Takac, Kerry Way and Chris Keith (visitor from Greenwell Point) master the conditions to decimate their opponents by 28 to 10 shots.

Draw Results. 1st Prize Rink 10 Paul Takac, Kerry Way and Chris Keith, 2nd Prize Rink 3 David Solomon, Ray Solway and Graham Mills, 3rd Prize Rink 5 Tom Smith, Mick Edwards and John Edwards, Players Draw won by Ian Abberley.

What’s On

Wednesday 19th July. Social Bowls with registrations by 12.30 pm. Matches the Club Major Triples Championship maybe played. Club uniform to be warn.

Saturday 22nd July. Mixed Social Bowls with registrations by 12.30 pm. Second round match of the Club Major Triples Championship must be completed. Club uniform required.

Tuesday 25th July at 9 for 9.30am a trail Pennants match against the Women’s Bowls Club

Last Wednesday of Month Nominated Pairs competition.

Saturday 11th November. Mixed match against the St. Johns Bowls Club. Names required.

Nowra Men

Nowra Men’s Open Pairs held Tuesday 11th – Wednesday 12th July. 1st place G Taylor-S Bateup 10+33. 2nd place P Carter-R Suckley 10+24. 3rd place G Tootell-W Haviland 10+22. 4th place S Mathieson-J Green. 5th place P Colebrook-L Vincent 9+16 6th place R Toivonen-R Hanley 8+19. 7th place B Davis-K Davis 8+18 8th place 7+8

Social Bowls

Friday’s Jackpot Pairs 14th July. Winning vouchers to B McMahon and D Platt. Runner up voucher to H Fenton and M Mitchell. Jackpot $1200 Not won by C Liddicoat and P Duke

Game results D Thorpe and M Keane defeated M Campbell and T Wright 23/21. K Larsen and B Jorgenson defeated C Liddicoat and P Duke 32/9. H Fenton and M Mitchell defeated J Pearman and R Pearman 29/10. B McMahon and D Platt defeated J Ireland and J Vanheusen 23/15. C Browne and A Scardifield defeated F Larter and R Marquis 23/21. I Woodgate and W Toohey defeated T Reksmiss and G Maude 19/16

S.C.D.B.A Champion of Champion club singles played 15th July. 1st Round result. Jamie Turner (Now) defeated Mark Wallace (Husk) 31/23. 2nd Round results Sunday 16th July. Glen Dickson (Moll) defeated Paul Sandford (SGB) 31/8. Ron Gasparrini (SIBC) defeated Rick Neilsen (Culb) 3¼. Jamie Turner (Now) defeated Mark Power (Berry) 31/27. Scott Mathieson (L/C) defeated Timothy McCormack (Ex-ser ) 31/14

Semi-finals Scott Mathieson defeated Ron Gasparrini 31/20. Jamie Turner defeated Glen Dickson 31/30. Final will be held on Saturday 22nd July 1pm.

Berry Men

The second match in the 2017 Triangular Cup competition was played at Shoalhaven Heads on Wednesday 12th July. Victory went to Gerringong on 43 points, Berry 40 and Shoalhaven Heads 39 points. Berry won on three rinks, drew one and lost on two despite one being by only one shot. The third and final match in the Triangular Cup will be played at Gerringong on 11th October.

Another match in the 2017 Club Triples Championship was played on Saturday 15th. Russell Tulloch, Nick Nicholls and Neil Robinson had a winning lead at end 10 and despite a revival by Nathan Bezant, Peter Delamont and Terry Hayes over the remainder of the match ended with a score of 14 to 26.

Social play on Saturday 15th saw Col Good's triple team defeat Lindsay McNamara's despite Lindsay's team recording six counters on end 18. The pairs game of note saw Adam Rigney and  Derek Raymond in devastating form with a match winning lead at end 10 and despite their best efforts Phil Chittick and Bob Dunn could not hold them back from victory.