Last Tuesday the 1st round of the minor singles was played. Beth Whittington defeated Maureen Richards. All other teams had a bye.
Also two games of social triples were played. Pat Tunstall, Trish Hogan and Cheryl Halls defeated Miranda Jackson, Marcia Gerrey and Joan Lotze.
Patty Manning (double lead), Roz Greenhalgh and Sue White defeated Patty Manning, Margaret Sillett and Patty Wagstaff.
Roz Greenhalgh won the raffle.
Three matches were played in the first round of the Major Pairs Championship on Saturday.
In the highlight, Peter Bird and Noel Downie managed to hold off Jim Macklan and Bruce Taylor in a hard-fought match.
Macklan and Taylor started well, but by the 10th end, Bird and Downie had taken a 10-7 lead. Four shots on the 13th end followed by two shots on the next opened up a 5-shot lead for Bird and Downie.
Macklan and Taylor lifted their game and they won five of the next seven ends, but it wasn’t enough to bridge the gap. Bird and Downie consolidated their position with two shots on the 20th end and they held on to win a quality game 19-17.
Two very poor ends in the first nine proved to be a major hurdle for Alan McLeod and Ronnie Richardson in their clash with Ivan Balentovic and Michael Kennedy. McLeod and Richardson had a good start but found themselves behind 16-8 after dropping two lots of six shots. They fought back and narrowed the lead but faded over the last few ends.
Balentovic and Kennedy were too consistent on the day and recorded a good 31-17 victory.
A slow start also created problems for Stan Peck and Doug Williams in their game against Allan Etheredge and Ron Cox. Etheredge and Cox quickly raced to a 10-1 lead and maintained the pressure throughout the game. They combined very well and had the measure of their opponents to run out 26-6 winners.
The remaining round match will be played mid-week, with the semi finals set down for Saturday, June 17.
Tuross Head will also be hosting the next rounds of the District President’s Reserve pairs Singles on Saturday, with play on Saturday morning and afternoon.
Last Tuesday, two games of Triples was played in very cold and rainy weather.
Lorraine Wake, Irene Martin and Averial Cox defeated Phyl Endall, Chris Roxby and Fran O’Connell 11-8, before rain stopped play at 10 ends.
Jenny Madden, Carol Williams and Margaret Downey defeated Lorraine Johnson, Gladys McPherson & Irene Mac Donald 13-7.
Social winners were Lorraine, Irene and Averial.
Raffle winner was Irene MacDonald.
On Tuesday, June 6, the winners who played a fours game had the lowest-winning margin.
Lowest winning margin of one were Emma Cox and Jennie Hogan who shared the game with Kay Thurlow, Judy Schofield and Francis Bradstreet.
Runners up were Margaret Carney, Jan Daly and Mika Starkovski who played a triples game.
Raffle winners were Joan Colefax and Jan Brown.
Welcome back to Kay Thurlow after a long illness.
The first round of Club Championship Pairs started on Tuesday, with the second round on Friday, June 16. Good luck to all who have entered.
Last weekend Open Triples was held at Malua Bay – a fantastic event and enjoyed by all who took part.
There were teams from Canberra, Queanbeyan, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Mollymook, Culburra, Tomakin, Narooma, Tuross Head, Milton/Ulladulla, Greenwell Point, Windang, Malua Bay, as well as a composite team – 28 teams in all.
Best game winners on Day 1 – Janet Smith, Milka Starkovski and Karen James, Tomakin Club.
Day 2 – Joan Trounce, Jill Cornish and Helena Megee, Belconnen.
Overall winners – Ann Murray, Margaret Irvine and Nancy Coltman, Windang.
2nd place – Pat Black, Kay Innes and Gail Kiggins, Greenwell Point.
3rd – Paula Hancock, Rae Fayle and Sue Beavan, Malua Bay.
4th – Cherilyn Brace, Sandra Crimmins and Robyn Taylor, Milton/Ulladulla.
Congratulations to organising committee, especially to the Social Committee for their hard work making lunches, manning Trading Table and raffles, all very successful.
Tuesday there were 43 social bowlers on the greens, on a day that became very cold and windy.
Play was stopped at 18 ends just before it started to rain.
Winners on lowest margin + 4 – Robyn Butcher, Judy Armstrong and Lyn Hardy.
Runners-up on highest margin +21 – Sonia Frey, Di Mooy and Karen Signor.
Other winning teams – Judy Lane, Bess Holloway and Yvonne Huddleston; Cathy Egan, Sharon Cutmore and Alison Innes; Bev McKague, Judy Davis and Pat Bill; Oroya Mitchell, Dot Stewart and Noleen Taylor; Liz Perry, Julie Lewis and Tania Calder.
Birthday wishes to Ellie Crompton and Olga Geshwend.
Money club winner on 36 Jean Beeley.
Raffle winners – Gay Biggs and Liz Perry.
Winners – Henry Garrard and Terri Soper.
Runners-up – Graham Reid and Ken Hancock.
Lucky number winner – Terri Soper. No Jackpot won.
On Sunday, all Twist Tops enjoyed their morning of bowls on a beautiful sunny day after all the rain.
Winners on highest losing margin – Margaret “Ditchy” Collins and Jennie “Linda-K” Hogan.
Runners-up, Beth “Rusty” Eppleston and Ingrid “Shorty” Blasius.
Breakfast trays won on 9 – Joan “Sadie” Colefax and 28 – John “Boothy” Booth.
Linda-K selected rink 9 for Jackpot, cards split by Karen “Jamesy” James but no Joker once again!
Everyone welcome to Sunday Twist Tops, names in by 8am, on the greens at 8.30am.
This coming Sunday there will be a barbecue breakfast before bowls, names to be put on list.
Wednesday 07.06.2017 – Selected Three Bowl Triples
Winners – Henry Garad / Steve Baric / Mike Hall, John Jones / Fred Herzog /Terry Hunt, Brian Vickers / Mike Langley /Bob Wren, Penti Rutinen / Peter Loxton / Ken Calder, Ron Soloway / Ian Backhouse.
Saturday 10.06.2017 – Nominated Pairs
Winners – D Dudman / J Lipton def K Croft / B Brown.
Other Winners – K Austen / K Rootsey, S Maher / V Patrikka, V White / Pio Liberale, D Cannon / B Vickers, D Beare / D White, G Riches / J Kauffman.
What a glorious day to play bowls, sun shining, birds singing, all right with the world!
Our worthy winners this week were Sue Bender, Helen (thank goodness she was there) Szendeleit and Cate (can't bat, can't bowl) Parker.
The lucky losers were Anna Sawyer, Andy Morgan and Henry (bees knees) Garad, who had to have a one bowl off with their opposition to determine the winner! It wasn't team Garad!
The coveted and sought after DH Award went to Peter Hutchinson for his much-maligned dress thongs! A big thank you to our players for their continuing contributions to our fines system with all 'donations' going to our charities.
Come and join us for a relaxed game and light lunch on a Sunday, names into the club by 9am Sunday.
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