Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men
The Weather Gods fooled us again with lovely warm weather on Wednesday and then a day lost to rain on Saturday. Wednesday saw 39 members enjoying a warm and clear afternoon without a breath of wind. Five matches of the Club Major Singles Championship were contested with two games of Social Triples and three games of Social Pairs. Last Sunday, Roy Cartledge won his way into the Semi-Finals of the District Minor Singles Championship.
Wednesday 9th May the fast paced greens were great to play on.
Rink 2 In the first match of the Club Major Singles, Steve Hollington played superb bowls to overcome Gary Way by 31 to 16 shots. Marker Graham Mills.
Rink 3 was another match where Alessandro Lattanzio was just too good for Ian Abberley and got home by 31 shots to 19. Marker Norm Schulz.
Rink 4 saw Tommy Smith play magnificent bowls to beat John O’Dell by 31 to 18 shots. Marker Alan Rose.
Rink 5 in one of the closer matches this afternoon Ray Solway got away to a great start with a fabulous 4. John Black reciprocated with a fantastic 4 of his own. This match was set to be a beauty. Ray pulled away to lead 8/5 but Johnny came back to level the scores at 8 all and then take the lead for the first time on the 8th end at 10/8. Not to be outdone, Ray replied with two fabulous 4s to be out by 16 shots to10. Johnny dug deeply and clawed his way up to 21 all with another fantastic 4. Ray responded but Johnny just would not go away and the match was tied for the 3rd time on the 23rd end at 27 shots each. A whopping 3 by Ray had him all but, on 30, as he watched Johnny close the gap to 29/30. Johnny scored a terrific 2 to win the end and the match by 31 to 30. What a superb match of bowls for the second round of the Championship! Marker John Edwards.
Rink 6 held the last match of Singles. Phill Rimmer played outstanding bowls to win by 31 shots to 23 over David Solomon. Marker Eddy Lee.
Thanks to all the markers.
Rink 8 in the first game of Social Triples, Matthew Rosina, Len Thomas and Laurie Turner overpowered their opponents by 18 to 14 shots. Marker
Rink 9 In the other game of Triples, Bazza Waters, Les Stuart and Trevor Wright just held on to win by 16 shots to 15.
Rink 10 the first of the Social Pairs games. Graham Eyre and Don Salway had a great win over their opponents by 21 to 16 shots.
Rink 11 saw John Newbold and John Mac triumph by 24 shots to 18.
On Rink 12, Gary Thurston and Dave Milne slaughtered their opposition by 23 to 13 shots.
Players Draw won by: John Mac
1st Draw Rink 11 John Newbold and John Mac
2nd Draw Rink 10 Graham Eyre and Don Salway
3rd Draw Rink 6 Phill Rimmer and Eddy Lee
1st Spin Rink 10 Graham Eyre and Don Salway Not won.
2nd Spin Rink 9 Bazza Waters, Les Stuart and Trevor Wright Not won.
Saturday 12th May No bowls due to rain
Wednesday 16th May Social bowls payment by 12.30pm. Club Major Singles Championship matches; Saturday 19th May Mixed Social Bowls payment by 12.30pm. Club Major Singles Championship matches; Sunday 27th May Club AGM. 10.00am start. Nominations for office to Ian Abberley by 12th May. Semi and Finals of the District President Reserve Singles Championships at St. Georges Basin.
South Coast District
NOWRA WOMEN’S BOWLING CLUBS 70TH BIRTHDAY
What a beautiful day to celebrate Nowra’s 70th Birthday. The green was full of excited bowlers from all our district Bomaderry, Berry, Culburra, Calalla, Ex Servo’s, Greenwell Point, Gerringong, Huskisson, Lake Conjola, Milton Ulladulla, Mollymook, St Georges Basin.
The officials were Nowra President Carol Hollands, WBNSW Director Sandra Jowett, SCDWBA President Ann-Jane Brandley, District Vice President Meg McClure, District Publicity Suzanne Stevenson.
After our friendly game of bowls we all came in for a delicious luncheon and President Carol, Director Sandra and President Ann cut the cake.
South Coast Men
The Zone 7 pennant finals are played over this coming Saturday and Sunday. SCDBA will be represented in the No 2's by Lake Conjola who play at Ulladulla in a knockout final on Saturday, the No 3's also play at Ulladulla on Saturday in a knockout final.
In the No 4's it's Mollymook who play at Malua Bay, No 5's Calalla play at Tura Beach, No 6's Sussex Inlet RSL at Narooma and the No 7's play at Tuross Heads. All of these games are played in a round robin format over Saturday and Sunday.
All of the winners of the various grades will go on to represent Zone 7 in the State finals later this year in the August Bank Holiday weekend. Best of luck to all our SCDBA teams over the weekend.
The district would like to wish Dave Caldwell (Husky Sports) and Ron Wall (Mollymook) best of luck as they represent Zone 7 in the Seniors Inter Zone played at Figgy Bowlo this week.
This Sunday is the semi finals and finals of all the district singles events played at The Basin.
The Major Pairs final was played last week and what a great game is was. Kristi and Trish got off to a good start and had a healthy lead after eight ends. Sandra and Nancye fought back and closed the margin to only a few shots, with all ladies playing some great bowls. Well done Trish Bailey and Kristi Buckley on a great win, and congratulations to Sandra Annetts and Nancye Carre on runners up.
Our social ladies also enjoyed their games – although as usual when a final is being played, we’re all keeping a close eye on that game as well. Winners were Maree Guilfoyle, Helen Neilsen and Jean Eagleton over Marea Challender, Lynne McKee and Judy Watson, Eileen Hunter and June Jones over Carol Blackshaw and Jenny Castellan, and Ruth Joannou, Margaret Gilchrist and Joy Hanneman over Anne Dwyer, Carol Turton and Lorraine Foster.
Our Open Triples was held last Wednesday and, with lovely sunny weather, everyone enjoyed a great day. It was wonderful to have so many clubs from the district enjoying this annual event with us. Congratulations to Husskisson for winning the day, with Nowra coming in at second place and the Culburra team of Eileen Hunter, Lorraine Foster and Marilyn O’Day taking out overall third place.
Thursday Social numbers were down after such a big day on Wednesday. A game of turn around triples was played and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Winners were Anne Dwyer, Carol Blackshaw and Carol Turton over Ruby Salmon, Margaret Gilchrist and Joy Hanneman.
A number of Culburra ladies are playing next week in the State Carnival being hosted by Illawarra. Good luck to everyone.
Blue Topaz defeated Topaz, 5 sets 35 games to 1 set 23 games, top scorers were Ruth on 25 and Sherry on 16.
Garnets defeated Aquamarine, 4 sets 31 games to 2 sets 27 games, top scorers were Crysanth on 23 and Cheryl on 20.
Opal defeated Citrine, 4 sets 20 games to 2 sets 21 games, top scorers were Mel on 24 and Jill on 17.
Tuesday night mens results missing again – Markus must of lost again.
Thursday Night Mixed
Wawrinka defeated Tsonga, 4 sets 34 games to 2 sets 29 games, top scorers were Michael on 20 and Glen on 19.
Murray defeated Djokovic, 4 sets 31 games to 2 sets 27 games, top scorers were Brooke on 19 and Col & Evan on 15.
Nadal defeated Federer, 5 sets 36 games to 1 set 22 games, top scorers were all Nadal on 18 and Ray on 14, thanks to all those that subbed.
Black Sabbath defeated The Beatles, 3 sets 31 games to 3 sets 28 games, top scorers were Toby on 18 and Andrew on 17, thanks to Kelly for subbing.
Led Zepplin defeated The Doors, 5 sets 32 games to 1 set 24 games, top scorers were Hugh & Barry on 19 and Keelah on 14.
Abba defeated The Who, 3 sets 30 games to 3 sets 23 games, top scorers were Oscar on 18 and Luke on 16.