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The District Minor Singles started on Tuesday 28th August with 64 entries, such a good roll up of ladies. A big thank you to Greenwell Point Women’s Bowling Club President, Mary Walker for providing her ladies to mark the games in the morning,. Michelle Smith of Gerringong played Carolyn Addison from St Georges Basin and won, so a good start. Next Michelle played Robyn Herbert from Culburra having another win. Michelle then played Angelita Gil from Nowra winning again at Bomaderry. The semi-final was held at St Georges Basin in the morning, thank you for the giving of their time to Umpire S.Dawson, Controlling Body Debbie Maddison. Another good game with Michelle Smith winning against Eda Ferchow from Nowra. The game in the afternoon was well played by both bowlers, Michelle Smith from Gerringong, Kerrie Jarvis from Mollymook with Michelle Smith taking out the win. Well done to both ladies, the marker was Meg McClure, the Umpire was D.Dunne, Controlling Body Robyn Herbert and Debbie Maddison for the turning of the board. After the game President Fiona invited the players and District V/P Barbara Young, V/P Meg McClure, Treasurer Lynn Youren, Head of Match Robyn Herbert, Match Debbie Maddison, District Publicity Suzanne Stevenson and spectators in for afternoon tea that her ladies had prepared. V/P Barbara Young presented Runner Up Kerrie Jarvis from Mollymook with her Certificate and winner Michell Smith from Gerringong,her 2018 District Minor Singles badge and Trophy.
Social Bowls Wednesday 29th August. We had one rink pairs and one rink triples. Winners J Pratt-W Toohey. Runners up I McKinnon-K McMillan-P Beavis. No Jackpot insufficient starters. Rink Results: Rink 3 J Pratt-W Toohey 27 defeated B McMahon-J Hayward 21. Rink 5 I McKinnon-K McMillan-P Beavis 23 defeated T Houldsworth-G Price-I Woodgate 19.
Social Bowls Friday 31st August. We had seven rinks of pairs. Winners S Christison-P Beavis. Runners up M Snell-S Ferchow. Jackpot $1200 Not won by F Larter-A Marquis. Rink Results: Rink 1 B McMahon-C Cattell 33 defeated R Jones-W Parnell 19. Rink 2 F Larter-A Marquis 26 defeated W Huntriss-E Reksmiss 19. Rink 3 K McMillan-P Hewat 18 defeated B Pritchard-W Toohey 17. Rink 4 L Williams-R Anning 21 defeated I Jorgenson-M Mitchell 17. Rink 5 S Christison-P Beavis 31 defeated S Woodgate-I Woodgate 5. Rink 6 M Snell-S Fechow 21 defeated J Ireland-I McKinnon 17. Rink 7 D Platt-P Duke 26 defeated R Musgrove-T Wright 19.
Club Major/Minor Pairs: Round 1 Saturday 8th September 1pm. Monthly Pairs Monday 17th September. Starting time 9.30am, Dress club colours or creams. Prize money $600 subject to entries. Entry $40 per team includes lunch. Format 3 games of 12 ends. For this event to continue more support is needed from other clubs
Nowra versus Bomaderry Jack Reid Shield Saturday 1st September 1pm. Bomaderry Bowling Club were the host club for 2018. Nowra retained the Jack Reid Shield for 2018 when they defeated Bomaderry 124 shots to 99, 4 rinks to 2 rinks. R Anning’s team won 24/21, B Brown’s team won 27/10, B Holland’s team lost 12/21, G Clarke’s team lost 16/25, M Mitchell’s team won 25/13, P Duke’s team won 18/17.
Culburra Beach Men
Club Championships Mixed Pairs, August 25, 26, 31.
Quarter finals (Sat 25th): Helen Neilsen & Rick Neilsen 23 def 18 Lorainne Foster & Dennis Foster. Trish Bailey & John Slingsby 30 def 12 Lorainne Epple & Jeff Brownjohn. Tracey Smith & Geoff Steinhour 21 def 12 Carol Turton & Rick Turton. Ken O'Day & Marilyn O'Day Win (forfeit).
Semi-finals (Sun 26th): Trish Bailey & John Slingsby 24 def 19 Helen Neilsen & Rick Neilsen. Tracey Smith & Geoff Steinhour 23 def 13 Ken O'Day & Marilyn O'Day.
Final (Fri 31st): Tracey Smith & Geoff Steinhour 25 def 18 Trish Bailey & John Slingsby. A high quality game in tricky winds on a rain affected green. Tracey & Geoff leading from start to finish, although Trish & John never let them get to far away. All 4 players performed some outstanding bowls to keep those watching on the edge of their seats. A special mention to Tracey Smith on winning a title in her first competition since returning to bowls after a lengthy absence from the greens, combining very well with Geoff Steinhour during this final.
No Friday social bowls for the 2nd week in a row due to the weather conditions proving that those playing in the Mixed Final competed in difficult conditions. Well played to both teams.
Good luck to Helen Neilsen, Marilyn O'Day & Eileen Hunter who are playing state finals in Pairs & Triples at Taren Point Bowling Club over the next 2 weeks. All members of Culburra Beach Men's bowls wish you well in those competitions.
Tuesday’s social saw a good roll up with Brian Fletcher & Gerry Webster taking first prize, second was the consistent Willie Sulz & Ken Smart, third going to Allan Kimpton & Bob Webster. The $400 jackpot prize was by Ed Jolley & Siggy Ferchow, unsuccessful, as was the half jackpot spin by Keith Beresford & Steve Helson. Thursday was the Bowls for Bales day with a wonderful roll up of 84 bowlers taking to the greens and many more supporters watching. Worrigee Wanderers Bowlers started the day off with a $500 donation towards the day and with the very generous support of the business community there was over a $1000 in prizes and give aways for the bowlers and raffle participants resulting in a total of $2800 being raised on the day for the farmers relief. Our thanks go to all those who participated, supported, the business community and also to Daniel, Bob, Rae & Dale in organising what was a very successful day.
On Saturday the Jack Reid challenge took place between Bomaderry & Nowra in very windy conditions making it most difficult for the bowlers. With the challenges being equal at 17 wins apiece Bomaderry took an early lead but Nowra pegged them back and took the honours 122 to 107 overall. Barry Holland’s team won over Gerry Webster’s team 21-12, Roy Annings team won over Luke West’s team 24-21, Barry Brown’s team went down to Paul Smith’s team 10-27, George Clarke’s team lost to Geoff Tracey’s team 16-25, Mike Mitchell’s team defeated Daniel Hiscox’s team 25-13 & Pat Duke’s team defeated Rick McLachlan’s team 18-17. This coming Saturday is the first round of the club triples with the draw on the board.
Close scores were the name of the game on Wednesday 29th August. Peter Webb and Nick Nicholls won by one bowl from the fast finishing pairing of Barry Dunn and Geoff Lidbetter. Other matches of pairs saw Lindsay McNamara and David Badger defeat Bob Dunn and Peter Delamont. Consistent mid match scoring saw Russell Tulloch and Col Good defeat Laurie Watson and David Lambert and the other match of the day saw Brian Vickery and Tom Froggatt aided with seven counters on the last end defeat Rick Attard and Steve Kellett.
Numbers were down on Saturday 1st September, due to some members playing in the charity match at Shoalhaven Heads, and at Berry, Kate Jenkinson aided Lindsay McNamara to a one shot victory over Wade Eaton and Mark Power.
Sunday 12th was like a wonderful spring day after so much cold weather. The blustery breeze made all bowlers concentrate, to achieve their best. With the visit from Oak Flats Bowling Club we saw 70 eager players battling for the upper hand. Raffles prizes were drawn and winnings presented over a relaxing drink after a superb lunch of ham and salad finished with delicious cheese cake. Sunday 26th saw the showers clear just long enough for 28 intrepid bowlers to enjoy a morning of Lawn Bowls. Only one Green was needed for the games and it was slow due to the recent rain. Some very skilled play was observed and all players enjoyed the competition. Thursday 30th witnessed Graham Mills make a donation to the Red Cross Drought Relief Fund on behalf of our Club. Anne Fagan of the Commonwealth Bank accepted the donation on behalf of the Fund. Next game is against Tuross on Saturday 15th September at 12 noon.
Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men
Spring is here and the September winds have stayed with us. Wednesday saw 32 players enjoying a clear, cool day with a chilly, light breeze. This resulted in five games of Nominated Pairs and one of Social Triples. Saturday was a clear day with strong, swirling winds that made accurate bowling difficult. 28 intrepid players competed in the 2nd Semi-Final of the Club Triples Championship, the 1st Round of the Major/ Minor Pairs Championship, one game of Mixed Triples and three games of Mixed Pairs. It was great to see Les Stuart and Trevor Politch back on the green.
Wednesday 29th August was a clear, cool day with the green rolling at a medium pace. Rink 8 observed John Mac and Allan Furniss devastate their opposition by a large margin. Rink 9 saw Gary Thurston and Peter Smith playing immaculate bowls to just get home by 20 shots to 16. Rink 10 Roy Cartledge and Trevor Wright proved to be far too good for their opposition and won by 19 to 13 shots. Rink 11 this game of Pairs saw some magnificent bowling by Max Stevens and John Black to win by 24 shots to 17. Rink 12 In the last game of Pairs, Ian Abberley and Harry (1 shot) Pearce won by more than 1 shot to finish the day leading by 21 to 17 shots. Rink 13 The first game of Triples witnessed Norm Schultz, Gary Way and David Solomon come from behind with a sterling win of 20 shots to 13. Rink 14 Les Stuart, Alan Morrissey and Jim Jamieson played immaculate bowls to win by a large margin. Draw Results: Players Draw won by Max Stevens. 1st Draw Rink 9 Gary Thurston and Peter Smith. 2nd Draw Rink 13 Norm Schultz, Gary Way and David Solomon. 3rd Draw Rink 14 Les Stuart, Alan Morrissey and Jim Jamieson. 1st Spin Rink 9 Gary Thurston and Peter Smith Not won.
Saturday 1st September had strong; gusty winds making the green slow from one end and lightning fast from the other. Both greens had been well prepared. Rink 3 enjoyed the Semi-Final of the Club Triples Championship. Tommy Smith, Alan Rose and Tim McCormack managed the gusty conditions with great concentration to finally come out on top of Stephen Hollington, John Edwards and Harry (1 shot) Pearce by 26 shots to 19. Rink 5 held the 1st match of the Club Major/Minor Pairs Championship and this was the match of the week. Graham Eyre and John O’Dell burst into the match by winning the first 3 ends to lead by 5/nil. Bazza Waters and Phill Rimmer then came to terms with the wind and managed to draw level at 5 all on the 7th end. A fantastic 3 on the 10th end had them well into the lead at 9 to 6 shots but Graham and John pulled of what should have been a match winning score to win the 12th end by 6 shots and take the lead by 14 shot to 9. Bazza and Phill would not go away and another fantastic 3 saw them draw closer followed by a terrific 2 to have the scores even on 15 all at the 16th end. They were in the groove and a fabulous 4 on the 18th end saw them well placed to win. Graham and John then replied with a fantastic 3 of their own to keep them in the match but consistently great bowling from Bazza Waters and Phill Rimmer saw them finally take the match by 22 shots to 19. All had played excellent bowls considering the woeful conditions they had to contend with. Rink 9 Max Stevens, Gary Way and Jim Jamieson were just too experienced and won their game by a large margin. Rink 10 In a closer game, Paul Goddard and Peter Smith played immaculate bowls to win by 21 to 14 shots. Rink 11 In another great game, Ian Abberley and Alessandro Lattanzio handled the conditions superbly to win by 21 shot to 12. Rink 12 supported the last game of Pairs with Pat Leach and Kerrie Way combining well to trounce their opponents by 20 to 11 shots. Draw Results: Players Draw: Pat Leach. 1st Draw Rink 12 Pat Leach and Kerrie Way. 2nd Draw Rink 3 Tommy Smith, Allan Rose and Tim McCormack. 3rd Draw Rink 5 Bazza Waters and Phill Rimmer.
What’s On: Wednesday 5th Sept Social Bowls payment by 12.30pm. Any Major/ Minor Pairs match. Saturday 8th Sept Visit by Ladies and Men’s Clubs from Parkes. Saturday 29th Sept Final of the Club Triples Championship.
Last Tuesday saw a good number of our Social Ladies out enjoying their games. Winners on the day were Margaret Gilchrist, Carol Turton and Lorraine Epple over Maree Guilfoyle, Robin Bryan and Jean Eagleton; Anne Dwyer, Trish Tom and June Jones over Ruby Salmon, Narrelle Wetsteyn and Helen Neilsen; and Dawn Neville (swinger), Trish Bailey and Sandra Annetts over Dawn Neville, Joy Hanneman and Marilyn O’Day.
Thursdays winners were Lynne McKee and Judy Watson over Narrelle Wetsteyn and Sandra Annetts, Joy Hanneman (swinger), Jenny Anderson and Jean Eagleton over Joy Hanneman, Margaret Gilchrist and Carol Turton; and Marilyn O’Day and Helen Neilsen over June Jones and Jenny Castellan.
Our Minor Pairs starts this week and we look forward to some very competitive games – good luck to all. This week also sees Marilyn O’Day and Helen Neilsen travel to Taren Point to compete in the State Pairs Playoffs – good luck ladies.
The final of the men’s Major/Minor Pairs was played in sunny but windy conditions on Saturday, September 1. And, what a game it was. The club’s two youngest players, Anthony Fisher and Stephen Bowerman played Glenn Brindle and Grant Ridges. Glenn and Grant started well leading 9–1 on the 4th end. Anthony and Stephen regained their composure and won the next 5 ends to bring their score to within 1 of the leaders. The score continued to be close and on the 19th end was 17 all. Anthony and Stephen led 18–17 on the 20th end. The final score was 19–18 to Grant and Glenn. Congratulations to both teams for an outstanding final.
After the monthly meeting, the ladies had a game of fours. One of new players, Judy Coates (swinger) , Jan Wright, Colleen Tracy and Lyn Byrne defeated Judy Coates (swinger), Julie Cotton (another new player), Dianne Dawes and Bev Young 12 – 6. It is so good to see our new bowlers having a go.
Tuesday Ladies: Crysanth’s Canaries defeated Joy’s Jenny Wrens 7 sets 46 games to 1 set 23 games, Top scorers were Sandra & Anne on 24 and Joy on 18. Thanks to Karen for subbing. Ruth’s Robins defeated Phil’s Finches 4 sets 33 games to 4 sets 29 games, Top scorers were Janice on 20 and Phyllis on 21.
Thursday Night Mixed, Division 1: Puggle defeated Cavalier 3 sets 27 games to 3 games 24 games, top scorers were Steven & Geoff W on 15 and Mitch & Brooke on 14. Shepherd defeated Jack Russell 5 sets 33 games to 1 set 25 games, top scorers were Ray & Matt on 19 and Markus on 17. Labrador defeated Beagle 5 sets 35 games to 1 set 26 games, top scorers were Karen on 20 and Rob on 16. Division 2: Wolfbane defeated Hemlock 5 sets 35 games to 1 set 14 games, top scorers were Mark on 19 and Baden on 14. Oleander defeated Lily of The Valley 3 sets 34 games to 3 sets 30 games,top scorers were Jack & Jenny on 18 and Oscar on 17. Nightshade defeated Snakeroot 5 sets 34 games to 1 set 16 games, top scorers were Parri & Sandra on 18 and Olivia on 11.
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