South Coast District
The first round of the District Senior Fours was held at St Georges Basin with Doreen Dickson, Barbara Daniels, Maureen Fletcher and Skip Ralda Graham from Milton Ulladulla playing Patricia Hutching, Janette Pigg, Ann Bennett and Skip Margaret Sellars from St Georges Basin. Ralda and her team won in a tight finish.Thank you to Match Debbie Maddison and controlling Body Robyn Herbert.The Semi Final was held at Culburra with Ralda’s team having a win against June O’Keefe, Margaret Tattler, Roma Codey and Skip Lyn Handel from Sussex Inlet.The Final was held in the afternoon. Ralda Graham’s team played Eileen Hunter, Judy Watson, June Jones and Skip Jenny Castellan from Culburra both teams played well with Doreen Dickson, Barbara Daniels, Maureen Fletcher and Skip Ralda Graham forging ahead to win the final. Thank you to Umpire Lorraine Epple, Match Robyn Herbert and Controlling Body Debbie Maddison for the giving of their time. District Vice President Barbara Young, District Secretary Lynne Clarke, District Publicity Suzanne Stevenson were invited with all players and V/P Robyn Taylor,V/P Jo Cattley and spectators to have a tasty afternoon tea.
A very full week at Bomaderry, started with the monthly Monday pairs where Tim Flynn & Mark Hobble took out first with Bill Benson & David Badger second & Steve Munce & Brett Gilligan taking third prize, the AM prize went to Ken Smart & Graeme Hinsley the PM to Rod Loosemore & Peter Delemont, Tuesday’s social saw Hugo & Paul Beavis in first place followed by Willie Sulz & Ken Smart while third went to Alec Rose & Alex Lattanzio the jackpot spin of $400 was won by Frank Picolo, Graeme Hinsley, Steve Fuller & Pepe Jakus. Thursday saw Karen & Peter Campbell visitors to the club get first, Steve Fuller & Derek Chapman were second while Ken Smart & John Smith collected third, the $400 jackpot spin once again went off with Mike Winnem spinning it up for Bob Webster, Garry Thurston & Ray Solway, on Thursday night the final of the mixed pairs took place with Judy Croft & Daniel Hiscox defeating Yvonne & Graeme Hinsley by 18 shots to 13. Pennants started on Saturday with all grades going down 9/1, the 2’s away to Dapto citizens were a little unfortunate to go down by just 2 shots on the big board, team Rae almost getting us home before going down 13/18, team West had a big loss losing 36/17while team Smith had a big win 27/5, in grade 5 against Kiama team Webster lost 18/22, team Griffith won 20/19 and team Tracey went down 25/16, the 7’s lost to Figtree with team Horsborough winning a close one 19/18, team Duff came up against a very strong combination and went down 10/40 and team Drinkwater also lost but by only the one shot 19/18, this weekend is a double header games both Saturday and Sunday. The club Major singles got under way on Sunday the winners being Harry Griffith 17/10 over Todd Marsden, Bruce McDonald 31/17 over Allan Hiscox, Daniel Hiscox 31/6 over Kevin Hartigan, Peter Drinkwater 31/13 over Ron Young, Tony Collins 31/21 over Geoff Tracey, Paul Smith 31/26 over Bob Webster, Justin Rumble 31/19 over Nathan Woods, Pepe Jakus 31/ 14 over Derek Chapman, Noel Duff 31/19 over Jim Carroll, Luke West 24/4 over Graeme Hinsley, Dale Woods 31/17 over Wayne Skinner, Ken Smart 31/29 over Greg Tatam. The club wishes Danny Osborn a speedy recovery after his fall and also to Steve Helson currently in Wollongong hospital.
Social play on Wednesday 6th saw 16 members play on a winner versus winner and loser versus loser basis and as in the past this structure produced some high standard bowling that was very competitive throughout the afternoon. The winners of the day were Rob Folkard/ David Badger on 26 points followed by Russell Tulloch/ Terry Hayes 25, Mick Vassallo/ Laurie Watson 24, Peter Haddon/ Barry Dunn 22, Graham Hook/ Robin Reid 16, David Shaw/ Bob Dunn 15, Peter Webb/ Lindsay McNamara 15 and Brian Povey/ Derek Raymond on 14.
Saturday 9th saw both Pennant sides with away matches. Grade 2 visited neighboring club Nowra who were in very good form and took the match 78 bowls to 38 giving Nowra 10-0 points. Grade 6 traveled south to play Milton Ulladulla and returned home with a win 70 to 32 giving them a 9-1 point score. Next Saturday 16th Grade 2 have a bye and Grade 6 are away to Sussex Inlet.
Culburra Beach Men
Social Bowls Wednesday Twilight 6th March: H.Forbes & C.McGale 21 def 10 A.Daly & G.Blackshaw (1st prize lucky rink draw). B.Hughes & J.Slingsby 23 def 15 M.Englert & B.Gilligan (2nd prize). D.Nash & J.Cotton 21 def 12 S.McLoughlin & L.Foster. J.Hannerman & J.Castellan 17 def N.Wetsteyn I.Carre. R.Shoveller & K.France 17 def 10 P.Tom H.Wetsteyn. D.Foster & P.Carrett 15 def 7 K.Ryan & G.Melleuish. R.Bryan & C.Cotton 15 def 13 P.Tom & A.Hanneman. Friday Social Bowls 8th March: Ken France & Kevin Ryan 17 def 16 Alan Liebert & Arthur Hanneman (1st prize lucky rink draw). Roy Burke & J.Castellan 17 def 11 Dennis Foster & Ian Carre (2nd prize lucky rink draw). C.McGale & Brendon Hughes 31 def 11 Peter Dwyer & Geoff Blackshaw. Ray Lowe & Rick Neilsen 21 def 10 Ron Shoveller & Neil Watson. Col Hancock & Mark Englert 37 def 10 Barry Epple & Harry Forbes. Hans Wetsteyn , Paul Rynehart & John Dallas 20 draw 20 Danny Nash, Brett Gilligan & John Slingsby.
PENNANTS ROUND 3, 9TH MARCH GRADE 3 V ST GEORGES BASIN (LOSS 0 GAMES TO 3 ) 77 TO 46. A tough loss at home for the team against a very strong Basin side. Grade 5 V HUSKISSON (WON 1 GAME TO 2) Alth being beaten in 2 games. A very strong win by Laurie Turner's team was enough to take the points on the day against the underfeated Husky side away from home. SEMI FINALS. CLUB PAIRS 10TH MARCH Stephen Munce & Laurie McLean 19 def 10 Gary Melleuish & Brendan Hughes. Phil Carrett & Ken O’Day 18 def 14 Geoff Steinhour & Brett Gilligan.
Another busy weekend for the men’s bowls with the semi-final of the Major Singles played on Sunday, March 10, between Greg McMillan and Gary Gordon and round 3 of the Pennants played on Saturday, March 9. In warm, windy conditions on Sunday, Gary Gordon took the lead against Greg McMillan, 17-4 on the 12th end. Greg fought back to equal the score on the 27 all on the 34th end. He managed to hang on to win the game 31-27 on the 3th end. A fantastic game, congratulations to both players.
Callala 4’s had a tough match against St Georges Basin with the leader board changing several times. Eddie Semovente, Bob Wood, Dennis Beazley and Grant Ridges defeated R Duncan, A Askew, G Donovan and K Surjan, 20-17. Col Neighbour, Pat Ford, Pauli Kennedy and Greg McMillan defeated C Gardner, D McCarthy, J Schembri and B Bourke, 28-18. Gary Gordon, Steve Foley, Nick Fowler and Richard Khader were narrowly defeated by G Wale, J Dunn, P Sandford and K Hodgetts, 18-20. Callala won the main board, 66-55, earning them 9 points for the round.
The No 7s travelled to Huskisson for their round. Howard Duncan, M Gehrke, Glenn Brindle and Bob Fowler defeated A Brodie, N Bishell, E Hussein and H Croft, 17 – 15. Steve Bowerman, Paul Mitchell, Dion Gadd an Phillip Bowerman were defeated by R Hopkins, G Atkinson, B Mahoney and T Mulligan, 11 – 26. Terry Castle, Graham Hulbert, Ron Wilkinson and Chris Harbrow defeated J Walker, S Greenland, V Neilsen and P Salvair, 22 – 18. Even though Callala won 2 rinks we went down on the main board, 50 – 59, picking up 2 points for the round.
Tuesday, March 5, in warm conditions, the ladies played a close game of triples. Audrey Mansfield, Tracey Semovente and Terry McMillan led Judit Fraser, Beverley Young and Lyn Byrne 15 – 1 on the 6th end. Lyn’s team kept Terry’s team scoreless for the next 6 ends to go down by 3 shots, 12 – 15.
Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen Men
Wednesday 6th March we were using both Greens. The speed of both was slow. A strong Westerly wind with a light shower made accurate bowling difficult. Rink 2 witnessed the game of the week. Terry Wright, Gary Thurston and John Edwards were all over the Jack from the start. Up 7/1 they let their concentration lag and Steve Hollington, Ian Abberley and Harry Pearce made full use of this opportunity and score a terrific two followed by a fabulous three to close the gap to 1 shot. Terry, Gary and John shook off the lethargy and came back with superb bowling to extend the lead to 12 shots to 6 after the 11 end. Not to be outdone, Steve, Ian and Harry dug deeply and clawed their way back, 2 shots at a time, until they evened the score at 15 all after the 19th end and went into the lead on the penultimate end by a shot. Could they keep this run flowing or would Terry, Gary and John find their way back to win an end? After nearly letting an outstanding start crumble, Terry Wright, Gary Thurston and John Edwards won the last end by 2 shots to finally win the game 17 shots to 16. Well done to all bowlers. Rink 3 was a killer. Greg Morphett, Paul Takac and Neil Miller played magnificent bowls to crush their opposition by 28 to 11 shots. Rink 4 In the first Pairs game, Paul Goddard and Jim Jameison played superb bowls to overwhelm their opponents by 26 shots to 14. Rink 9 Michael Edwards and Alessandro Lattanzio played outstanding bowls to win by a large margin. Rink 10 saw a very tough struggle with Matthew Goddard and Graham Eyre playing marvellous bowls to just prevail by 24 shots to 22. Rink 11 watched Max Stevens and Peter Smith playing some brilliant bowls to win the battle by 20 to 14 shots. Draw Results 1st Draw Rink 11 Max Stevens and Peter Smith 2nd Draw Rink 2 Terry Wright, Gary Thurston and John Edwards 3rd Draw Rink 9 Michael Edwards and Alessandro Lattanzio Lucky Losers Rink 11 Les Stuart and Ray Solway 1st Jackpot Spin Rink 2: Terry Wright, Gary Thurston and John Edwards. Not Won. Best Dressed: Graham Eyre
Saturday 9th March saw slow to medium paced Greens. A light South Easterly wind made bowling a dream. Rink 9 Matthew Rosina, Bazza Waters and Phill Rimmer were just too good for their opposition and dispatched them by 23 shots to 10. Rink 10 saw the men go one up on the women as Alan Morrissey and Max Stevens were never headed in their triumph over the girls by 23 to 13 shots. Rink 11 watched the closest game of the day where Julie Buchanan and Steve Stobbs came from behind to win by just 1 shot, 15 to 14. Draw Results 1st Draw Rink 9 Matthew Rosina, Bazza Waters and Phill Rimmer 2nd Draw Rink 11 Julie Buchanan and Steve Stobbs 3rd Draw Rink 10 Alan Morrissey and Max Stevens
Pennants: Fours V’s Mollymook away Dave Milne’s Team went down 12 to 19 Jim Jameison’s Team went down 13 to 25 Harry Pearce’s Team won 25 to 17 this gave the Scoreboard to Mollymook by 50 to 61 Therefore Mollymook’s 4’s won the day by 9 points to 1. Six’s V’s St. George’s Basin at home Ray Solway’s Team went down by 15 to 16 Alessandro Lattanzio’s Team got up by 25 to 21 John Black’s Team went down by 07 to 21 this gave the Scoreboard to The Basin by 47 to 58 Therefore the St. George’s Basin 6’s won the day by 9 points to 1.
Pennant Results Round 1 Saturday 2nd March. Number 2 pennants had the bye. Number 4 pennants played away to Ex-servicemens winning all 3 rinks 66/43. W Toohey defeated D Milne 25/15 B Hollands defeated H Pearce 21/10. R Anning defeated J Jamieson 20/18. Pennant Results Round 2 Sunday 3rd March: Number 2 pennants played away to Milton/Ulladulla winning all 3 rinks 61/49. J Preo defeated B Wright 16/13 G Clarke defeated R Potts 23/17. S Mathieson defeated M Duprez 22/19. Number 4 pennants home to Mollymook losing 2 rinks to 1 but winning main board 63/54. W Toohey lost to D Bradshaw 21/16 B Hollands lost to W Drury 21/16. R Anning defeated T Hill 31/12. Points after 2 rounds Number 2 pennants 10pts Number 4 pennant 18pts. Wednesday Point Score Pairs 6th March: Winners D Potter, S Durbridge and D Draper. Runners up T Flinn and M Mitchell. Jackpot $400 Not won by B Pritchard and P Duke. Game results: Rink 4 T Handebo and P Beavis lost 25/10 to I Woodgate and J Hayward. Rink 5 T Edwards and B Schey lost 21/11 to B Pritchard and P Duke. Rink 6 K McMillan and J Mussig lost 24/12 to R Jones and C Edwards. Rink 7 D Potter, S Durbridge and D Draper won 22/14 against G Woods, W Parnell and R Coulthart. Club Major Pairs played Wednesday 6th March: T Flinn and M Mitchell won 25/16 against C Browne and R Anning
Friday Jackpot Pairs 8th March. Winners C Browne and P Beavis. Runners up R Coulthart and B Schey. Jackpot $1200 Not won by K McMillan and P Hewat. Game results Rink 1 W Huntriss and C Edwards lost 28/20 to K McMillan and P Hewat. Rink 2 T Houldsworth and R Pearman lost 26/13 to C Browne and P Beavis. Rink 3 J Ireland and B Hollands lost 21/13 to T Reksmiss and C Cattell. Rink 4 B Mcilwain and C Liddicoat lost 36/8 to B Pritchard and T Greenhill. Rink 5 F Larter and A Stevens lost 21/17 to B McMahon and D Platt. Rink 6 G Davis, L Williams and T Wright lost 33/14 to G Woods, T Gray and P Duke. Rink 9 R Coulthart and B Schey won 15/10 against I Jorgenson and M Mitchell. Rink 10 M Snell and T Kinnear lost 19/14 to T Handebo and S Christison. Rink 11 H Fenton and G Legge lost 34/17 to J Hayward and J Mussig
Pennants Round 4 Saturday 9th March: Number 2 pennant played Berry at home Nowra won 3 rinks 0 rinks 78/38. J Preo won 29/10 against D Badger G Clarke won 25/13 against P Delamont S Mathieson won 24/15 against T Hayes. Number 4 pennant away to Sussex Inlet losing 2 rinks to 1 rink. W Toohey lost 22/17 to R Gasparrini B Hollands won 20/15 against R Cody D Draper lost 29/11 to T Cody.
Last week proved to be a very busy but successful week for our Club. The Final of our Major Pairs was played and, once again, our ladies put on a wonderful display of quality bowls. The score card was close most of the way, with team Eileen Hunter and Jenny Castellan getting a fairly good lead towards the second half of the game. Lorraine Foster and Marilyn O’Day showed great concentration and determination and closed the margin. Eileen and Jenny went on to win the Championship by one shot on the last end. Congratulations ladies on a great game, and well done to Eileen Hunter who is now a Major in our Club.
The District Senior and Open Fours were played last week also, and once again our Club was well represented. Of the three teams competing in the Opens, teams Ruby Salmon, Marilyn O’Day, Trish Bailey and Helen Neilsen met team Sandra Annetts, Carol Turton, Gail Scott and Nancye Carre in the semi final. Sandra, Carol, Gail and Nancye went on to Final, were they came runners up overall. In the Senior Fours, team Eileen Hunter, Judy Watson, June Jones and Jenny Castellan also made it to the Final, and were also runners up. Great work ladies – a Culburra team in both finals is a terrific effort.
Our Social numbers were down a bit, with so many of our ladies competing and supporting our Club in their District event. Last Tuesday’s winners were Maree Guilfoyle, Margaret Gilchrist and Lorraine Epple over Edna Baxter, Trish Tom and Joy Hanneman. Thursdays winners were Narrelle Wetsteyn and Lorraine Epple over Trish Tom and Margaret Gilchrist, and Elaine Turner and Joy Hanneman over Ruby Salmon and Jean Eagleton.