Pennant Results: Grade 2/3/4 - Moruya 2's 51- Tomakin 4's 56 - Moruya 1 point Tomakin 9 points. Grade 5 - Moruya 59 - Dalmeny 60 - Moruya 2 points - Dalmeny 8 points. Grade 6 - Moruya 55 - Tomakin 73 - Moruya 1/2 point - Tomakin 9 1/2 points.
Social Results: Wednesday 7 February. Winners: P Pritchett, C Gallacher and D Cooper. Runners Up: R Perrott, J Saunders and J Wiseman. First Resting Toucher - Henny ( M/Bay). Jackpot of $940 was won - +100 this Wednesday.
Social Calendar: Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am. Saturday - Pairs - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am. Third Saturday of month - $200 for winning team - nominated pairs - 3 games of 7 ends - start 12.30pm entry by 11.45. Place entries on sheet in club or phone answering service on 44742108. Details of club activities can be found on the "Moruya Mens Bowling Club" facebook page. Note - All Saturday games subject to pennant commitments.
Upcoming Events: Entry Sheets are on the board for the following club championships: Major Pairs - entries close 28 March. Minor Singles - entries close 21 February. Easter Saturday Men’s Pairs, Saturday 31 March. Total Prize Money $1600. 1st $700, 2nd $500 3rd 300 and best last game winner $100. Three games of 15 ends - decided on points- 2 points per win and 1 point per draw followed by aggregate margin. Dress - Club uniform or Tournament clothing. Cards drawn 8.30 am - play commences 9.00 am. $60 per team. Entries close 28 March - 28 teams only. Contact Don Cooper on 0407 482 614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, February 3 the social winners with the lowest winning score were Jan Daly and Maureen Devine. Runners-up playing a fours game were Janet Smith, Mary Handley, Jeannette Pooley and Jennie Hogan. Raffle winners were Flo Young and Joan Colefax, the 50 cent coin toss was won by Jeannette Pooley. Our Pennant season starts on Tuesday 13 Feb good luck to all our teams.
Tomakin Twist Tops
Last Sunday there were 46 bowlers on the greens on a lovely pleasant day. Great job as always from committee whilst some away bowling elsewhere. Breakfast trays won by Brian “Whizza” Wheeler on 13 and Sue “Charli” Gregory on 7. Winners with the highest losing margin Peter “Sumpy” Crowe and Pat “Deadeye” Kenny. Runners-up Barry “Rocks” Stone and Tim “F J” Brown. Pat selected rink 5 to try for Jackpot, Barry split the cards but no Joker. Terry “Monty” Montgomerie whilst doing his duty on raffles as a Director announced that this week’s special award went to Barry “Rocks” Stone. Whilst at Tomakin Club Friday night wife Daphne asked if Barry had their raffle tickets, he had forgotten to buy them, talking too much I heard, then it was too late as raffles had closed! Don’t forget Twisties no bowls this coming Sunday 18th February.
Malua Bay Women
President Robyn Butcher welcomed everyone to bowls on another glorious morning. We started early to finish in time to attend our Quarterly Meeting. Val Dundas gave another enlightening talk on bowls, the duties bowlers have in each position played. This week the word was "Belief" – you can do it if you try. Winners on 3 points a win + 1 point an end + 14, Ellie Crompton as swinging Lead, Olga Geshwend and Jean Beeley. Runners-up on lowest margin +1 Marj O'Neill, Robyn Butcher, Jan Shalders and Maralyn White.
Other winning teams: Ruth Ebsworth, Jeanette Roberts, Noleen Taylor and Lyn Hardy. Cathy Egan, Judy Davis, Sonia Frey and Bev Feehan. Wendy Geary, Pat Weekes, Bess Holloway and Rae Fayle. Rosie Rayner, Liz Perry, Gay Biggs and Yvonne Huddleston. June Williams, Jillian Clarke, Sharon Cutmore and Sue Morgan. Money club winners Helen Rees and Jillian Clarke a regular visitor from Canberra. Raffle winners Pat Bill, Helen Buckley and Carmel Elliott. Pennant season began yesterday, good luck to all Malua Bay teams, play well.
FRIENDLY FRIDAY: There were 30 bowlers on the green last Friday enjoying their morning of bowls. Winners - Liz Perry and Jeanette Whalley. Runners-up - Janelle Woodleigh and Richard Dutkiewicz. Money club winner on 6 Sonia Frey. All affiliated bowlers welcome to Friendly Friday, names in by 9am, on the greens at 10am, dress is casual.
Tuross Head Men
The second round of the 2018 Pennants season has been played and again the Tuross teams had mixed fortunes. The Grade 7 side had a very good 10–0 win away over a strong Bodalla team. The grade 5 side had a thrilling clash with Malua Bay with the result not decided until the last end. Unfortunately, the visitors were able to snatch a win.
The Grade 7 side recorded their second win of the season with an excellent performance against Bodalla at Bodalla. The locals are always a difficult side and more so at home. This year they have some very experienced players in this grade and they will be a real contender for the flag. The three Tuross sides all recorded victories. Jim Madden’s side staged a good fightback to win their clash. At the 13th end they were down 13–8 but they regrouped to run out 19-16 winners. Ian Wratten’s four controlled their match early and set up a good lead. They had to withstand a fightback by their opponents. They were able to do this and won 22–18. Ron Cox led his side to a good, but low scoring, 18-12 win. Overall Tuross scored 59 shots to Bodalla’s 46 giving them an outstanding win.
All three of the teams competed well in Grade 5. Joel Hilliard’s four dominated their match and led throughout. Hilliard was outstanding. He was largely responsible for the win. After leading 24–7 on the 18th end they faded to win 24–16. John Fahey’s team had a very close match and were always in with a chance. They went into the last end down 19–20. With his last bowl Fahey had the chance of grabbing victory but his bowl was just wide and they lost 23–19. After 17 ends Noel Downie’s team had a very slender 16–15 lead in a game where the scores were close throughout. However, Malua Bay dominated the last 4 ends scoring 12 shots to storm home 27–16 winners. The swing in fortunes was reflected on the ‘big board’. At the 54 end mark Tuross led 49–41 but Malua Bay finished strongly to grab the encounter 66–59. They won 9–1 overall.
Malua Bay Sunday Sippers
Another lovely day in paradise for playing bowls! Numbers were small this week due to an active social life of some of our regulars, but, fun was had by those who did bowl. The winners this week were Sue Palmer, Joan Rimmer and Henry (the tooth) Garad with the coveted DH Award going to Kevin (but I haven't been for ages) Robertson for putting down some irritatingly good bowls and annoying the opposition skip/fine mistress! Come and join us for a friendly game on a Sunday, followed by a light lunch. Names into the Club by 8.45 Sunday.
A warm clear Monday afternoon with gusty winds had a full green of 42 bowlers with President Finn in control and with the points system again deciding the winners on an amazing 26 in Colin Bad, Garry Misses and Windy Ray from runners-up on 23 in Danny Boy, Beam Dunbar and Paul Vander-hoist. Graham Diesel surprisingly took out the only resting toucher and the $112 jackpot was not won while the wrong bias sinners included Bluey Ralph and Ex.PM Neil (3). Raffle prizes went to Towelling Lewis, Barry Arminter, Broker Jim and Brett or Graham.
Great to see 34 Thursday bowlers playing in ideal conditions except for the constant variable winds and not helped by the removal of the wind sock and corner flags by one of the pairs group who finished some 40 minutes earlier than the triples. The game decider was again the points system for the winners on 26 1/2 in Ex.PM Neil, Bob PD and Graham or Brett from the runners-up on 23 1/2 in the Palmsen couple Chris and Finn and Garry L-rentacar. The resting toucher went to Cobber Peter while the $260 jackpot was not won. Wrong bias sinners included Ex.PM Neil, Mayoress Olwyn, Paul Vander-lift, Hi-ain’t MacGregor and Dipper Ron while the raffle winners included Hottie Smith, Morse-offsider Lee, Belconnen Dicko, Chef Keith and previously mentioned Bob and Lois.
Friday twilight bowlers enjoyed a very early evening when rain started falling right up until 5 minutes after it had been called off but many not keen to get home too early honed up their skills rolling-up in very pleasant conditions as the green dried up quickly after the rain. Regular bowler Brown Olive was disappointed as she recorded her season first “leaning up against-er” AKA resting toucher thus missing out on the usual $5 prize – better luck next week, Olive. Twilight bowls continues up to Easter and is open to all over the age of 12, weather permitting, so get your names in early by 4.45pm Friday please to help organiser Dipper Ron with the cards and if your name is down and you can’t make it, ring the club, earliest please.
In the second round of the No.5 pennant season Dalmeny away against Moruya, had a good win, by 1 shot, losing the rinks 1/2 but scoring 8/2 points. Well done boys.