The Tuross teams had mixed fortunes in Saturday’s second round of the 2019 Pennant Season.
Both sides played at home with the Grade 5 side grabbing a thrilling last end victory over Malua Bay while the Grade 7 side managed to win two of the three rinks but lost overall to Bodalla.
In the Grade 5 match Malua Bay seemed to have all ten points in the bag, ahead on all rinks and leading on the ‘main board’ by 52 shots to 40 with just three ends to be played on each rink.
In a rousing finish Tuross was able to score 16 shots while Malua Bay could only manage 1 to give the home side a 56 – 53 win.
Down 17 – 9 with three ends to play, Balentovic, Bird, Taylor and Monks finished strongly to finish just one shot behind – 17 -16. The 7 shots they collected proved critical in the big picture.
John Fahey’s four were down 15 -12 after 18 ends but hit the lead 16 -12 with an end to play. On the last end they looked in big trouble before Fahey was able to play a great bowl to secure an important 17 – 15 win.
With just the last end to be played on Joel Hilliard’s rink the overall score was locked at 53 all!
Hilliard was down 21 – 20 and had to win the end to register a win for the side – 2 or more shots would also secure his team a win.
With players from all teams watching the Tuross players were able to dominate the end. They picked up 3 shots to win their rink 23 – 21 and give their side an important overall win. Tuross won the tie 9 points to 1.
The Grade 7 side looked headed for a very big defeat when they trailed 42 - 23 after 36 ends and 51 – 29 after 45 ends. Though failing to bridge the gap, they were able to cut it back significantly and grab an extra point as Allan Etheredge’s team staged a remarkable comeback.
After a very slow start they were 19 – 4 after 4 ends. Over the next four ends they picked up 11 shots to give themselves a chance at 19 – 15 down. Bodalla steadied to go into the last end leading 20 – 18. The local players held their nerve and played some of their best bowls to grab 4 shots to win 22 – 20.
Ray Downey’s four had a dream start picking up 10 shots on the first two ends before their Bodalla opponents settled in to the conditions. The match then became very tight with Bodalla chipping away at the lead. After 10 ends they had drawn within one shot at 11 – 10 before the locals kicked away again to be ahead 19 -11 after 16 ends. They held on to win 21 – 15.
Stuart Graham’s team found their opponents too good on the day. They held their own earlier but were gradually outplayed to go down 29 – 9.
Bodalla won overall by 64 shots to 52. Etheredge’s comeback allowed the locals to reduce the margin to just 12 shots and salvage an important second point from the match.
Next week there is a general bye in Pennants allowing Tuross to play their Fours Championship. Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday – the draw is on the Board and has been circulated.
Tomakin Twist Tops
Last Sunday was a perfect day for all bowlers to enjoy their morning on the greens. Tony Birmingham took over proceedings while President Steven Hogan was absent. The weekly award went to Di Ziebell who heard her phone ringing as she was hanging washing on the line but was unable to locate it until realising it was tucked into her bra! Winners were those with least number of winning ends, Tony Vogel and Tony Dobson. Runners-up were Ute Krook and Kate Parker. Rink 7 was selected to try for Jackpot. Cards were cut by Maria Colquhoun who could only come up with six of clubs. Breakfast trays won by Dick Morley and Sally Malone.
Malua Bay Men
Round two of the pennant season was played on Saturday, February 9. Unfortunately the grade 5 pennant side again lost a very tight game away to Tuross. The final score was Tuross 9 points Malua Bay 1 point.
Better results for the grade 6 and 7 sides. The grade 6 side defeated Tomakin by 8 points to 2 and the grade 7 side defeated Moruya by 9 points to 1.
The final of the club fours championship was held under lights on Wednesday, February 6 and it turned out to be a very entertaining close game. Victory finally went to the team of Tony Melrose, Peter Hutchison, Allen Holloway and Steve Maher with a score of 21 shots to 18 shots over the team of Alan Collins, Graeme Dade, Tony Giannasca and Peter Guthrie.
The winners of the social triples on Wednesday, February 6 were Kevin Ellison, Michael Cakalic and Syd Morris. On Thursday, February 7 the pairs winners were Keith Austen and Greg Wale and the runners up were John DeSmet and Peter Hutchison.
Malua Bay Women
President Robyn Butcher welcomed the 50 ladies present at bowls last week, making a special mention that it was good to have Nancy White and Sue Morgan back on the green as well as regular visitor from Canberra Jillian Clarke.
Robyn presented Sue Beavan with her 10 year certificate and badge.
Winners on a Drawn card were Judy Lane, Dawn Stove and Bev McKague. Runners-up were Bess Holloway, Julie Lewis, Alison Innes and Jenny Blyth.
Other winning teams were: Dorothy Stewart and Jan Tonks; Serena Short, Jean Beeley, Tania Calder and Carol Dutkiewicz; Janet McKay, Raija Johnston, Fran Lucas and Noleen Taylor; Kim Giannasca, Pat Weekes, Helen Rees and Yvonne Huddleston; Sue Palmer, Anne O’Dwyer, Gwen Ware and Lyn Hardy. Money club winners were Carol Dutkiewicz and Gayl Vidgen and raffle winners Marj O’Neill, Jan Tonks and Gayl Vidgen.
Last week there were 24 bowlers on the greens enjoying their morning of bowls. Winners were John Taylor, Anna Stewart and Syd Morris. Runners-up were Steve Beroukas and Terry Hunt and money club winner was Terry Hunt. No Jackpot won.
Wednesday, February 6
Winners: B Stephens, P Rollinson and M Smith
Runners Up: J Hossack, D Johnson and L Ryan.
Jackpot not won. $1200 Wednesday 13 February.
Grade 2: Moruya 1 - Tomakin 4's 9
Grade 5: Moruya 1 - Dalmeny 9
Grade 7: Moruya 1 - Malua Bay 9
No pennant games to be played Saturday, February 16.
Players who have nominated for pennants and will not be available on certain days are reminded to place their name and dates on the "Not Available Sheet" as early as possible.
Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am
Saturday - Pairs/Triples - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am
Cash Nominated Pairs.
Now played on Fridays during pennant season. 3 games of 7 ends or 2 games of 11 ends depending on entries. Winners $100 each. Runners Up $25 club card. Entry $15 per player.
Place entries for all social events on sheets in club or phone answering service on 4474 2108.
Social Triples: Thursday, February 7.
Today’s winners, decided on ends plus three, were Graham Skidmore and Steve Hall with 16 ends. The runners up were Gerry Vandermey, Graham Jones, and Steve Gigg with 15 ends. The jackpot draw went to rink number 1. The jackpot was not won and the $510 carries over to next week.
2019 Pennants: Saturday, February 9.
Tomakin Grade 4 played at home against Moruya Grade 2 and came away with a good 9-1 win. Grade 6 played away at Malua Bay and won two rinks but went down on the main score board. Grade 7 had a bye. Bowlers are reminded, round three will be played on Saturday, February 23.
2019 State Triples: Sunday, February 10.
Congratulations to Brett Keegan, Brett Megee, and Stuart Megee for winning their way through to the semi-finals to be played on 24th February.
Social Pairs: Monday, February 11.
The winners were Bob Starkovski and Steve Hall with a margin of plus 16 and 15 ends won.
The runners up were Ernie Smith and Owen Roe also with a plus 16 but only 13 ends won.
The jackpot draw went to the winning skip on rink 4. Steve Hall offered the draw to the losing skip, but unfortunately Tony Robinson missed the joker by one card.
The $500 kitty carries over to next week.
2019 Open Lightning Pairs Tournament.
Join us on Easter Monday for 5 games of 10 ends of 3 bowl open mixed pairs, with $1375 in prize money.
Entry fees include bowls and lunch. Our major sponsor is Bayside Meats & Deli.
Nomination forms can be found on the club website.