Tomakin Twist Tops
There were 34 bowlers on the greens this morning on a lovely day full of sunshine with many of our ladies bowling in the Open Triples at Club Malua.
Breakfast trays won by Josie on 12 and FJ on 28. Winners were those with the least number of winning ends .
Val "Destroyer" Toyer and Maureen " Little Mo" Divine . Runners-up were Garry "Gazza" Rowbotham and Daphne "Snails" Stone.
Maureen selected Rink 3 to try for Jackpot and Brian "Porky" Bacon did the honours but could only come up with a King instead of the Joker.
Brian Bacon was given a special award this week. He called Garry by his name all morning but had his name down on card as Steve – you have to wonder!
Everyone welcome to Sunday Twist Tops. Names in by 8am and on the greens at 8.30am. Come along and bowl to some great music .
Malua Bay Women
Firstly , well done to the ladies who took part in the District Senior Fours in Bega: Pat Bill, Alison Innes, Helen Rees and Gay Biggs.
They were the eventual winners who now proceed to State Finals in Taren Point, Sydney.
On Tuesday 41 ladies were on the greens enjoying their morning of bowls. Even though it was very wet and windy at times, most made it to 18 ends.
Winners were those on highest number of winning ends +12 on a countback: Val Dundas , Gayl Vidgen and Rae Fayle.
Runners-up on lowest Margin +1 were Jeanette Whalley, Judith Lane and Karen Signor.
Other winning teams were Rosie Rayner, Jan Tonks and Sue Beavan; Sonia Frey (swinging lead), Olga Geshwend and Sue Morgan; Judy Armstrong, Jeanette Roberts and Jan Shalders; Janet McKay, Sharon Cutmore and Bev Feehan.
Marj O'Neill, Gwen Ware and Fran Lucas drew against Dot Stewart, Cathy Egan and Julie Lewis on 14-all.
Money club winners Eileen Penman and Maralyn White. Raffle winners Dot Stewart and Jan Shalders .
AGM is on July 11 and nominations for positions are now being taken. Congratulations to all for a successful weekend of Open Triples.
Winners: Robyn Moxon’s Canberra City team, runners-up Denise Lidbury’s team from Tuross Head, third place Goulburn Railway and fourth place Sue Beavan’s team from Malua Bay.
There were 18 bowlers last Friday.
Winners were Peter Wells and Karen Signor and runners-up were Raylene Bundine, Ian Stewart and Kevin Ellison.
Money club winner was Peter Wells. Jackpot of $600 not won.
All affiliated bowlers welcome to Friendly Friday. Names in by 9am and on the greens at 10am. Dress is casual .
Saturday, June 9: Cash Day
Winners Rod Hardy and Don Cooper, runners up Nick Tyce and Chris OBrian.
Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am
Saturday - Pairs - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am
First and third Saturday of month - $200 for winning team - nominated pairs - 3 games of 7 ends.
Place entries on sheet in club or phone answering service on 4474 2108
Next Cash Day
Saturday, June 23 - Nominated Pairs.
3 games of 7 ends. Entry $15 per player
Details of club activities can be found on the "Moruya Mens Bowling Club" Facebook page.
Tuross Head Men
Stan Peck, at the fine age of 84, is the 2018 Tuross Head Men’s Bowling Club Champion after a gripping Major Singles Final against John Monks, who was a worthy opponent.
This was a wonderful game with incredible swings in momentum.
However, while the advantage fluctuated throughout the 40 ends played, the one constant was the very high standard of play from both players.
Peck held the advantage in the early ends – Monks didn’t score his first shot until the 6th end.
This made the score 6-1 and was the beginning of a period where the players shared the ends.
Monks gradually narrowed the gap and by the 15th end the scores were locked at 11-all.
Monks then had a period of domination – on the scoreboard at least.
He won 10 of the next 14 ends with some outstanding play.
He needed to play some excellent bowls to counter Peck’s good play.
He did this and set up what looked like a matching winning 27-15 lead after 29 ends.
Those spectators who left at this stage missed out on some very special play.
While the standard of play from both players continued at a high level the momentum swung In Peck’s favour.
He played several memorial bowls as he grabbed the advantage.
On the 30th end, and again on the 35th end, he played beautifully weighted shots to move Monks’ closest bowl to give him three shots.
In the context of the game these shots were crucial as there were only five scores of 3 in the 40 ends.
Despite his best efforts Monks could not turn the momentum back in his favour.
He played several wonderful bowls to limit the damage but he was only able to win one of the last eleven ends.
Peck had control and he was able to keep the pressure on with very few stray bowls.
Peck grabbed victory on the 40th end winning 31-28.
It was fitting Championship final that started in dull, grey conditions and finished in bright sunshine.
Congratulations to both players who played extremely well.
It is the second time Peck has been crowned Club Champion and is a wonderful achievement in his 85th year.
Monks was a valiant runner-up. He should be pleased with his effort especially after a recent bout of ill health.
Clouds and a very cool breeze didn’t deter 40 Monday bowlers including the long awaited return of a “fitter” Marty Turner where the points system was the game decider and a fine score of 22½ saw the winners in violin playing comic’s boy Ken, the “fitter” Marty and Peter the Pom from the runners-up on 21 points in John Stove-man, Danny Boy and Paul Ute-der.
The conditions making it too hard for a resting toucher and the $343 jackpot didn’t go off.
Wrong bias sinners were Bruce Cover-kins (2), Ex.PM Neil, Punter Alan, Pat, Ron Jim or Harold and Danny-boy while the raffle prizes went to Windy Ray, Browny, John Oar-ley and Ken Bennie.
Bob PD gave a fine speech which received a rousing farewell applause, wishing him and Ina well in their Tea Garden.
Our thoughts are with Bill Cartwright as he undergoes a triple by-pass in Canberra and also with Scarf-man Jack Harris who we hope will be back on the green soon.
Thursday’s sunny conditions were slightly warmer than Monday.
But as the afternoon wore on it turned cool again and maybe caused numbers to be down to 20 where once again “secret ends” decided the winners on 11 points Hookara Wort and Punter Alan from the runners-up on 10 points in visitors Ron (Apple) Orchard and Geoff (miler) Landy.
The conditions didn’t stop our Pat, Ron, Jim or Harold from scoring the first resting toucher but the $283 jackpot was not claimed.
Wrong bias sinners included visitor Geoff and Ex.PM Neil.
He was awarded an honourary resting toucher prize that he could donate it straight back while the raffle prizes went visitor Geoff, back-room boy George, number caller Marg Joiner, Pete Mur-100, Jimmy H and Mayor Brian.
There was intermittent rain, which our gardens and farmers loved, but we did manage to make it onto the greens for a game. Winners, chosen by lucky rinks, were lead Judy Betts, second Olwyn Mayer and skip Margie Brown with Gail Farrell and Pat Barklem as runners-up. Pat Barklem was closest to the spider.