Sports notes November 13


Draw Thursday, November 16: Court 1- 6:30pm Rudd's vs Valkyrie (D: Cougars),  7:30pm Chicks vs Cougars (D: Valkyrie). Court 2- 6:30pm Spike Punch vs N/Dig. Court 3 - 6:30pm Old/School vs All Net (D: Coaches), 7:30pm Old/School vs Coaches (D: All Net)


Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group

Some Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 16/11/17 - MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE  RIDE TO COOLENDEL LOOKOUT; 35km return / Moderate pace / Significant hills / Some traffic / Unsealed roads / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 8:30am from the Carpark, corner of Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra. This ride provides spectacular views of the Shoalhaven River and Coolendel camping ground, from the lookout. Bring water and snacks. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487.

SUNDAY 19/11/2017 - NOWRA, WORRIGEE LOOP; 35km return / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Sealed Roads / Unsealed roads and bush tracks / Mountain bikes are required. Starts at 9:00am from the Carpark, corner of Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra (at the Helicopter). Refreshments will be in Nowra after the ride. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119. (Ride Leader; Barry)

Please note that because of the approaching summer the regular Saturday morning and Monday rides will be starting an hour earlier at 7am until further notice.

SBUG welcomes new riders on all our rides. For details of further rides to be held this week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, check the Rides Calendar on our website at 

Our rides calendar is updated weekly and occasionally changes are made at short notice so it is recommended that you check the website ride calendar a day or two before an intended ride.

For all information about Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group, including our monthly rides calendar, cycling news, photo gallery, on-line membership application and lots more, log onto our website.

Lawn Bowls

Nowra Men

Social Bowls Wednesday 8th November:

Winners on the day S Woodgate and R Musgrove, Runners up D Goodsell and S Rimmington. Jackpot $1200 Not won by A Bradley and Cliff Edwards. Game Results S Woodgate and R Musgrove beat T Edwards and D Platt 29/20. B McMahon and K McMillan beat A Bradley and Cliff Edwards 23/19. D Goodsell and S Rimmington beat J Pratt and G Price 38/18. F Larter and K Larson beat B Pritchard and I Woodgate 24/11.

Social Bowls Friday 10th November:

Winners on the day W Huntriss and B Jorgenson. Runnners up I McKinnon and S Christison. Jackpot $1200 Not won by T Reksmiss and G Maude. Game Results I McKinnon and S Christison beat T Reksmiss and G Maude 23/20. W Huntriss and B Jorgenson beat A Morrissey and P Duke 32/10. B McMahon and D Platt beat C Brown and L Williams 28/21. B Madge and D Goodger beat F Larter and R Marquis 29/16. W Parnell and R Coulthart beat S Woodgate and I Woodgate 20/19. B Pritchard and W Toohey beat K McMillan and P Hewat 29/13. K Larson and R Anning beat C Cattell and M Keane 21/15. G Chittick and M Legge beat H Fenton and G Legge 20/16.

Barefoot Social Bowls played Sunday 12th November:

Winners D Cooper and M Lambourne. Runners up V Houldsworth and T Houldsworth.

Next Barefoot bowls day 9am 26th November. Entry fee $10.00 per person Includes Egg and Bacon Roll plus a cup of Coffee. Prizes to winners and Runners up

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men's Bowls: It was a great day on Saturday when St. Johns Mixed Social Bowling Club visited from Sydney.

Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men's Bowls: It was a great day on Saturday when St. Johns Mixed Social Bowling Club visited from Sydney.

Cool, overcast days made playing conditions perfect for lawn bowls. Wednesday saw the second Semi-Final match of the Club Minor Pairs contested as well as two games of Social Triples and three games of Social Pairs. On Saturday the visit from the St. John’s Mixed Social Bowling Club of Sydney took place. Welcome home from hospital to Steve and Eddy. It’s great to see you above the ground.

Wednesday 8th November was a warm overcast afternoon with no breeze. The green was playing at a fast pace. Rink 1 resulted in a great win for Alby Barker, David Solomon and Ray Solway by 21 shots to 12. Rink 2 held the game of the week with Matthew Rosina, Les Stuart and John O’Dell getting away to a great start by winning the first end 3/0. Paul Takac, Bert Watson and Joe Wright fought back straight away and won the next 2 ends by a shot. A stupendous six by Paul, Bert and Joe soon had them in a winning position by 10 shots to 6 on the 8th end. It was at 8 to 14 that Matthew, Les and John really found their rhythm. Slowly, one or two shots at a time they clawed their way back into the game and, on the 19th end, they had tied the game at 15 shots all. Could they continue to win the end for the 7th time or would Paul, Bert and Joe stage resurgence? Paul, Bert and Joe found that something and won by a shot to lead going into the last end. Would Matthew, Les and John find that will to win or would Paul, Bert and Joe continue their winning way? Matthew, Les and John did find that will to win but only by a shot tying the game at 16 all on the 21st end. Who could stand the pressure best and win the deciding end? Paul Takac, Bert Watson and Joe Wright won the end by a shot and the game by 17 to 16 shots. What a nail biter! Thanks for the entertainment boys.  Rink 3 In a very close game, Alessandro Lattanzio and Trevor Wright showed great composure as their opposition closed in on them, to win by 20 shots to 17.  Rink 4 Gary Thurston and Dooley Gould played gutsy bowls to come from behind and win by 29 to 19 shots. Rink 5 saw Ian Abberley and Mick Edwards play magnificent bowls to trounce their opposition by 27 shots to 16. Rink 7 In the Semi-Final match, Garnet Eastment and Graham Mills played marvellous bowls to be leading at one stage by 13 to 10 shots but Peter Smith and John Edwards experience saw them slowly catch up and then draw away to a well-deserved win by 22 to 14 shots.

Draw Results: 1st Prize Rink 3 Alessandro Lattanzio and Trevor Wright. 2nd Prize Rink 2 Paul Takac, Bert Watson and Joe Wright. 3rd Prize Rink 7 Peter Smith and John Edwards. 1st Spin Rink 2 Paul Takac, Bert Watson and Joe Wright NOT won.  2nd Spin Rink 5 Ian Abberley and Mick Edwards NOT won. 3rd Spin Rink 2 Paul Takac, Bert Watson and Joe Wright NOT won.

Saturday 11th November was a cool, overcast day with virtually no breeze at all. The green was running at a fast pace. After a delicious BBQ lunch, Ex-Servo’s took on St. Johns in a great tussle. Rink 2 held the TV match with the Ex-Servo’s under Harry Pearce winning on the last end by 18 shots to 17. Rink 3 witnessed a fantastic battle with St. Johns winning by 16 to 13 shots guided by Neil Miller. Rink 4 saw Ex-Servo’s with Peter Smith skipping, win by 23 shots to 15. Rink 5 resulted in a devastating win to St. Johns with the guidance of C. Tonkin by 21 to 6 shots. Rink 6 This was followed by another runaway win to St. Johns skipped by J. Roppola for a 19 shots to 11 win. Rink 9 was another nail biter with St. Johns under W. McAllister winning by just one shot at 13/12. Rink 10 saw Ex-Servo’s finally get back into the winner circle when Ray Solway skipped his team to a 17 to 14 shot win. Rink 11 Ex-Servo’s stayed in the circle with a devastating win by Mick Edward’s team 18/10. Rink 12 Kerrie Way did Ex-Servo’s proud by leading her team to another fantastic win by 24 shots to 19. Rink 13 Two Ex-Servo’s teams battled this one out and saw Helen Hart, Don Salway and Graham Mills triumph by 18 to 13 shots.

Draw Results: 1st Prize Rink 12 Danny Nash, Gary Way and Kerrie Way. 2nd Prize Rink 9 St. Johns. 3rd Prize Rink 5 St. Johns. 4th Prize Rink 3 St. Johns. 5th Prize Rink 13 Helen Hart, Don Salway and Graham Mills 6th Prize Rink 10 Francis Carrett, Les Stuart and Ray Solway.                                                                                                                    

What’s On: 

Wednesday 15th November. Mixed Social Bowls with payment by 12.30 pm. 

Saturday 18th November. Mixed Social Bowls with payment by 12.30 pm. Grand Final of the 2017 Club Minor Pairs Championship.

Monday 20th November Worrigee Wattle Charity Day, Mixed Triples.

November 28th, 29th, 30th Bomaderry Inter-Club Champions Challenge. 5pm Club Uniform.

Last Wednesday of the Month 30th November Nominated Pairs competition.

Saturday 2nd December Club Presentation Day.

December 6th, 7th Bomaderry Inter-Club Champions Challenge, 5pm Club Uniform.

Saturday 9th December Mixed Bowls Christmas Party

Berry Men

Excellent conditions has resulted in very competitive play over the past week. Tom Froggatt's form has persisted and he skipped Col Good and Nick Nicholls to victory over Ken Stephens, Barry Dunn and Adam Rigney. Other triples matches of note included a one shot victory to Ken Crocker, Phil Chittick and Nick Nicholls who trailed until they reached a tie on end 19, then were behind one shot on end 20 but scored two shots on end 21 to take the game from Mick Vassallo, Col Good and David Lambert.

Peter Haddon, Tom Froggatt and Derek Raymond had a high scoring match that did not let Harry Harrop, George Waddell and Laurie Watson show their skills and on the adjoining rink the taking of 13 of the ends gave the match to Arch Mackinnon, Barry Dunn and Peter Delamont from Steve Kellett, Ken Stephens and Terry Hayes.

The 2017 Presentation night is being held on Saturday 2nd December and bookings to 44641868 close 25th November.

Lake Conjola Men

The Frank Stevens Triples. After some good bowls on all the rinks on Saturday we have 2 worthy teams to battle it out for the title. In Semi Final 1 Maurie Patterson, Col Baker and Graham Cullen defeated Tony Rolls, Alan McDougall and Peter Evans. In Semi Final 2 Jeff Watson, John Spinks and Ray Murrell defeated Darryl Shelley, Ion McKinnon and Steve Heath. Good Luck to all.

Don’t forget to get your name in early for the nominated  pairs on Fridays or you will lose your spot. We also play social Saturday and Wednesdays. We are still keen to get a third team for pennants so please join us and put your name down on the sheet. We only need a few more. Players of all abilities are always made welcome at Conjola. 

Culburra Men

Social Bowls – Friday 10th November 2017

Ron Shoveller & Max Ford 27 def 14 Roy Bright & Lenny Thomas (1st prize lucky rink draw).Barry Epple & Craig McGale 33 def 9 Alan Liebert & Graham Faull (2nd prize lucky rink draw). Frank Weiss & Mark Englert  & Neil Watson 20 def 14 Danny Nash & Brendan Hughes & Peter Childs. Steve Sankey & Ian Carre 25 def 20 Laurie Turner & Goff Steinhour. Geoff Blackshaw & Brett Gilligan 19 def 18 John Dallas & John Slingsby. Col Hancock & Roy Cartledge 26 def 16 Roy Burke & Dennis Foster. 


Rink 1 Team Englert (culb) 28 def 9 Team Annetts (o/p)

Rink 2 Team Blackshaw (o/p) 25 def 16 Team Riley (culb)

Rink3  Team Gale (culb) 22 def 11 Team Neilsen (o/p)

Rink 4 Team McGale (o/p) 23 def 16 Team McGuire (culb)

Rink 5 Team Carrett (culb) 21 def 17 Team Hughes (o/p)

Rink 6 Team Turner (o/p) 20 def 13 Team Carre (culb)

Rink7 Team Turton (o/p) 24 def 12 Team Slingsby (culb)


A good day all round except for the recounting of scores which meant most of us missed Sunday dinner waiting for the result. A 1 pt margin the end. Well done Orient Point you get to brag until the next challenge is played .

Culburra Women

The first round of our Major Minor pairs was held last week, with winners Annette Barry and Annette Lapins defeating Helen Neilsen and Trish Bailey, and Narrelle Wetsteyn and Jenny Castellan defeating Marea Challender and Thelma Cooley.  Good luck to all the second round players!

Our Social ladies also enjoyed their games last week, with Carol Blackshaw, Kim Rudd and Lorraine Epple having a win over Trish Tom, Gail Scott and Jean Eagleton, and Lynne McKee, Carol Turton and Nancye Carre having a win over Jenny Anderson, Anne Dwyer and Anne McCauley.

The annual Culburra versus Orient Point challenge was played on Sunday – and as usual this fun event proved popular and was enjoyed by all.  Team Orient Point just nudged out Culburra this year, with talk of revenge already circulating for next year’s challenge.

Thanks to Peter and Allen for cooking the sausage sizzle.