Tomakin Twist Tops
Another great morning of bowls last Sunday. It was nice and warm after the rain.
John Booth welcomed everyone, although only 26 bowlers on the green with some away or bowling in a carnival while others are on the sick list.
Get well messages to Dick Ziebell, Dick Pooley and Maureen Divine who have all had recent surgery.
Boothy gave the special award to himself as he had forgotten to put his name down.
Welcome to Andrea and John Williams, visitors from Adelaide who joined us for the day.
They even purchased a Twisties shirt as they loved the bright colours.
Birthday wishes to Milka Starkovski who celebrated on the day.
Winners were those with lowest winning margin. Terry "Full Monty" Montgomerie, John "Boothy" Booth and Brian "Porky" Bacon.
Boothy drew rink 5 to try for Jackpot and Jeanette "Super Nan" Pooley did the honours but could only come up with 8 of Hearts.
Breakfast trays were won by Dick "Moby" Morley and Judy "Bubbles" Schofield.
Next Sunday is Father’s Day so come along and join in the fun and great music.
Travelling bowlers from Yass will be visiting on September 22 and 23.
Wednesday, August 22
B Stephens, B McKay and J Hossack.
F Burggraaf, R Perrot and the Strahan Brothers.
First Resting Toucher: Nobody.
Jackpot not won - worth +$850 next Wednesday.
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, September 1 - 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.
Thursday 13 and Friday 14
Mixed Spring Pairs - total prize money $3600
Note: Due to external circumstances beyond the control of the Moruya Bowling Club there was (despite all efforts) no option but to cancel the above event for this year.
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September
Mens Pairs - Total prize money $3600
(Tier 4 National Ranking Event).
Three games of 14 ends per day decided on points.
Entry $120 per team.
Entries close September 7.
Note:This event is full and only reserve entries can be taken.
November: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18
Deua River Men's 2 Bowl Triples Tournament
Total prize money $4500
(Tier 4 National Ranking Event)
Entries close November 9.
Dress: - Club uniform or tournament attire.
While entry fees have risen from 2017 this has been offset by the large increase in prize money available.
Contact: secretary Don Cooper on 0407 482 614 or (preferably) email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Entry Triples: Thursday, August 23.
The winners were Buddy Connor, Ken Beattie and Steve Gigg with a margin of plus 19.
The runners up were Peter Harris, Steve Baric and Graham Jones with a margin of plus 8.
The jackpot draw went to rink 13. The winning skip, Gerry Vandermey, did not find the joker and the jackpot remains at $510.
Our junior bowlers Stuart Megee and Nick Tiyce travelled to Dubbo last weekend to play in the State Junior Seven a Side Inter-Zone competition.
The boys played together in the pairs and had two good wins and a loss on Saturday, which put them through to the playoffs on Sunday.
Heavy rain in Dubbo saw the event cancelled which was great news for the farmers but no for the bowlers.
The Mens Club generously subsidised their travel and accommodation expenses for the trip to Dubbo.
Two more rounds of the handicap singles were conducted at Tomakin last weekend.
The final, which promises to be a game worth watching, will played between Rick Hardy and Steve Hall at 12.30pm on Saturday, September 1.
Nominated Entry Pairs: Monday, August 27.
The winners were Buddy Connor and Ken Higgins with a margin of plus 13. The runners up were Allan Collins and Michael Voce with a plus 12.
The jackpot draw went to Trevor Trevillian, the winning skip from rink 9. Trevor could not pin down the joker or the $500 jackpot.
All the very best wishes go to Dick Ziebell, Dick Pooley, Neil Power, and Stuart McFarlane who have recently been on our sick list. We wish them all a very speedy recovery.
A special mention goes to Mike Hall who regularly donates raffle tickets to fellow bowlers who have resting touchers during social games.
Thank you Mike for supporting your club and looking after your mates on the green.
The AGM held prior to the usual Monday bowls resulted in the following executive and committee positions being filled unopposed.
They are: Peter Drake, president, Alan Betts, treasurer, Keith Cook, secretary and bowls organiser, Brett Graham. Lloyd Loftus and Garry Lavis are committee members.
Thanks to all outgoing and incoming committee members for their willingness to have a go at running our club.
The Goose was still on light duties (having failed to have anyone take on his position) so book results once again.
Secret ends decided the winners in Roy Falkiner, Deckhand Ace and Ashley Footprint from the runners-up in Punter Alan, Cobber Peter and Chef Keith with Graham or Brett taking out the resting toucher.
The $500 jackpot was not won nor were the sinners and raffle winners recorded.
The Goose was finally back and could have picked a sunnier and warmer day for his return and the 33 other bowlers where the lowest winning margin decided the winners on 1 in Nan Maureen, Hook-ara Wort and Punter Alan from the runners-up on 6 in Snoopy Leigh, Cobber Peter and Chef Keith.
No-one took out the resting toucher and the $100 jackpot went off to a group that had already been winners but decided that wasn’t enough so took it and ran.
The wrong bias sinners included Maureen, Jack, Olwyn and Neil while the raffle prize winners were Jack, Olwyn, Keith, Lois, the Goose and Alan.
The sheet is on the board for those interested in the 3-bowl mixed doubles event (1st round to be played September 2) so names down as soon as possible please.
There was a variable wind which made for tricky conditions as the final of the Consistency event was played.
In a close game, Chris Hansen was victor over a valiant Olwyn Mayer.
Congratulations to both bowlers who made it through four rounds to the play-off.
The money for the day was won by Robin Gourley and Barbara Wort who enjoyed a win in a social game of 2-4-2 Pairs.
Runner-up was Chris Hansen.
Lyn Goldsmith was closest to the spider with a shot that resembled a dribble.
Margaret Macauley and Pat Barklem were the lucky people who took home the raffle prizes. Kath Ryan celebrated a birthday.
Dalmeny women were proud to support the NSSC Buy some Bales effort to assist NSW farmers during the drought.
September events for the calendar include the Drawn Triples which begins on September 4 and the district competition for the Nader Shield which is held at Malua Bay on September 13 and 14. There is plenty happening at Dalmeny, the friendly club.