Social Results: Wednesday 5 September Winners: B Stephens, J saunders and M Smith. Runners Up: J Hossack, B Manning and D Dearing. First Resting Toucher: M O'Bryan. Jackpot not won - worth +$915 this Wednesday.
Social Calendar: Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am Saturday - Cash 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. (No cash pairs on Tournament days) Place entries on sheet in club or phone answering service on 44742108.
Next Cash Day: Saturday 6 October September - 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.
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, Mens Pairs - Total prize money $3,600. (Tier 4 National / State Ranking Event). Three games of 14 ends per day decided on points. Entry $120 per team. 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 $4,500. (Tier 4 National / Ranking Event). Entries close 9 November.
Dress for both events: Club uniform or tournament attire. Whilst entry fees have risen from 2017 this has been offset by the large increase in prize money available.
Contact: Secretary Don Cooper on 0407482614 or (preferably) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomakin Twist Tops
What a fabulous day on Sunday for the combined Charity day to raise funds for the Drought Appeal between Twist Tops , the men's and ladies clubs. Special thanks to Faye Connor, President of Board at Tomakin Sports and Social Club for their generous donations of wine for prizes also providing breakfast before the games began. As always a great job done by Twisties committee members who prepared and cooked the barbecue breakfast for all to enjoy.
The day started off with a spider where each person bowls one bowl towards the centre of green where there were five spots marked, the closest bowls the winners. Josie Harding was the winner of $50, a bottle of wine each to Joan Colefax, Geoff Millard, Jeanette Pooley and Kathy Roe, well done to all. Thanks to Chris O'Brien for his donation of $50 towards those with resting touchers, winners were Steve Hall, Jeanette Pooley and Dave McCraw. A bottle of wine was given to Terry Montgomerie and Val Toyer for a wrong bias bowl. Breakfast trays won by Henry Butler on 1 and Robyn Best on 3. President of Twist Tops Steven Hogan thanked the 54 bowlers who took part in this event, also mentioning that Jennie Hogan and Milka Starkovski had a successful time in Taren Point last week competing in State Senior pairs and finishing in third place, well done ladies .
Men's President Gary Chapman thanked each of the clubs for all their help in making this such a successful event and especially to Tony Birmingham and John Booth. The final figure on the day was $1,720, so a fantastic amount to aid our farmers in this time of need.
Malua Bay Women
FRIENDLY FRIDAY. There were 20 bowlers enjoying their morning on the green. Winners, John Signor and Maggie Wale. Runners-up , Col Page and Ken Calder. Money club winner, Ellie Crompton. No Jackpot won. Affiliated bowlers welcome to Friendly Friday names by 9am, on the green 10am. On the weekend Malua Bay ladies hosted the Versatility Triples Carnival with entries from Adaminaby , Goulburn Railway, Queanbeyan RSL, Narooma, Tuross Head, Moruya, Tomakin as well as Malua Bay, with 14 teams taking part . Special thanks to Yvonne Huddleston who organised the event , also to umpires and social committee who organised raffles and a very successful Trading Table. Morning tea each day was organised by our 94 year old Carmel Elliott who always does such a wonderful job as well as arranging the beautiful flowers. Best Game winners on day 1 were from Tuross Head. Margaret Downey, Rita Downie and Carol Williams. Best Game winners on day 2 Margaret Carney and Milka Starkovski, Tomakin, Karen James, Queanbeyan. Winners, Olga Geshwend, Margaret Bridges and Sue Beavan, Malua Bay. Second, Jodie Marshall, Ann Redhead and Karen Marshall, Goulburn Railway. Third, Bess Holloway, Karen Signor, Malua Bay, Di Ziebell, Tomakin. Fourth, Nic Bames , Lyn Mc Marhon, Adaminaby, Judy Davis, Malua Bay. President Robyn Butcher thanked everyone who took part in the event and hoped that they will be all able to return next year for another enjoyable weekend.
Individual Entry Triples: Thursday, September 6
Although Thursday bowls is normally triples we made up a couple of rinks of pairs to give everyone a game, so the result was decided on ends won plus 3. The winners were Michael Voce and Steve Gigg with a plus 18. They were closely followed up by the runners up Brian Leahy and Ken Higgins with a margin of plus 17. The jackpot draw went to rink 12 and just for a change Michael Voce, who was the lead, cut the deck. Michael only just missed the joker and the $510 jackpot carries over to next week.
The commencement of the Handicap Pairs was called off last weekend due to the unavailability of several bowlers. The first round has been rescheduled for Saturday 15th September.
Also a friendly reminder for members of the Men’s Bowling Club of the special general meeting to be held at 10.30 am on Saturday.
Nominated Entry Pairs: Monday, September 10. The winners were Bob Starkovski and Gerry Vandermey with a margin of plus 16. Only one shot separated the runners up with Nobby Clarke and Henry Garard on a plus 15. The jackpot draw went to rink 2. The winning skip Henry Garard could not pin the joker down.
NEXT WEEK THE JACKPOT STANDS AT $500
The combined Tomakin Bowling Clubs fundraiser event held on Sunday was a great success. Twist Tops cooked a great breakfast, followed by a spider and we had 56 bowlers on the green. We raised a total of $1370 from entry fees and donations, and Twist Tops contributed an additional $370 which were the proceeds of their Sunday meat tray raffle. The grand total of $1740 will be added to the donations collected by the Tomakin Sports and Social Club to aid our drought-stricken farmers. We are well on the way to raising the $9500 needed to purchase the semi-trailer load of hay.
Batemans Bay RSL Bowls
On a beautiful warm sunny day Monday 40 bowlers took part in the annual charity day to raise funds for Legacy. There were bowlers present from Milton / Ulladulla and Moruya RSL as well as Tuross Head and Malua Bay. The day started with a “ Spider “ won by Don Aitken from Milton / Ulladulla. Congratulations to the winners of the Charity Shield Col Page, Julie Lewis and Ian Stewart. A light lunch was provided after bowls, thank you to Robyn Butcher and Helen Wearn. Lucky numbers were drawn and presented to winners. Thanks of appreciation to Club Malua who donated green fees for this worthy event, a cheque was presented by RSL bowls President Lou Butcher to Legacy President Keith Brewster.
Malua Bay Sunday Sippers
Sunday was a very busy day at Club Malua with women’s Versatility Carnival being played, Sunday Sippers, as well as the Fishing Club Barbecue. Sippers would like to say thank you to the Women’s Club who made a green available for them to use. There were 22 Sippers on the green enjoying their morning of bowls. Winners were Sue Palmer, Bob Swanton and Ellie Crompton. There were no fines given out but donations were accepted from Sippers for their charity. Everyone welcome to Sunday Sippers , names in between 8am /8.45am on 4471 1261. Cards are called at 9.30am, visitors please leave a contact number on form with Smiley Face.
Tuross Head Men
In a very busy week at Tuross both the Women’s and Men’s Classic Pairs have been played while the semi-finalists in the Club’s Mixed pairs have been decided. Despite the threat of rain the Men’s Classic Pairs was completed without any disruption. Unfortunately, the little rain that we did have overnight on a couple of the days affected the way the greens played. In the end it was the same for all teams who had a big three days playing six matches of 21 ends!
Two teams managed to win all of their games and took the main shares of the $3500 prize money! Dave Caldwell and Don Cooper from Moruya had a great tournament winning with six wins and a total margin of plus 98 shots. They have been great supporters of this event for many years and it is the first time they have come out on top.
Jason Hossack (Bombala) teamed with Malua Bay’s Steve Maher to take out second place with six wins and plus 55. Tim Kovacs (Moruya) and Tony Giannasca (Malua Bay) were third with five wins and plus 54.
Peter Hattam (Narooma) and Doug Ebsworth (Malua Bay) recovered from a disaster in the second round to grab fourth place with five wins and plus 36. The final place getters were Callala Beach players Paul Kennedy and Anthony Fisher who managed to hang on to fifth place despite having a draw in the last game. They ended with four wins, a draw and a margin of plus 45.
Jeff Rankin (Moruya) and Nick King (Lake Conjola) had two very close losses to push them out of the place getters but they managed to have the best last game score to go home with some reward!!
A big thanks to Club Tuross and all of the staff for their support of the tournament!
The semi -finalists in the mixed pairs have been decided after the final two quarter finals were played on Saturday. The interesting point about both of these games is that they featured two of our newest women bowlers playing in their first competitive matches.
Despite being on the losing sides both ladies, Cheryl McCrae and Di Challis, played very well. Sharron Perry and Joel Hilliard proved to be too experienced for Cheryl McCrae and Lawrie Riley. Perry and Hilliard had to hold off a good finish from McCrae and Riley. The key was they were able to restrict the number of shots McCrae and Riley were able to score on the ends that they won. After 12 ends the other game between Lorraine Wake and Allan Etheredge and Di Challis and Stuart Graham was locked at 12 all and could have gone either way. However, again it was experience that was the difference with Wake and Etheredge slowly pulling away to earn a spot in the semis!