Malua Bay Men
In a must-win match, the grade 3 pennant side travelled to play the Bodalla grade 4 side. In the early stages of the match Malua Bay's Doug Ebsworth's rink struggled against their opponents as did Geoff Weeks' rink.
Fortunately Steve Rootsey's rink kept Malua Bay in the match. It was not until the final end that a decision was reached. The overall scores were 57 shots each. Steve Rootsey had one bowl left and delivered a brilliant shot to seal the match 58 shots to 57 and 8 points to 2. This win gave Malua Bay grade 3's the championship.
A similar must-win match was played at home when the grade 7 side hosted the Tomakin grade 7 side. This match was an easy win to Malua Bay with all three rinks victorious to gain a maximum 10 points to 0 win.
The final evening match of the IGA Open Pairs tournament was played last Wednesday. First prize went to Julie Lewis and Tony Melrose, second place getters were Murray O'Bryan and Tim Kovacs and third prize went to Peter Jeffs and Peter Guthrie.
Social bowls triples winners on Thursday, April 10, were Eric Unsworth, Sid Morris and Penti Ruittanen.
Malua Bay Women
Margaret Bridges took over proceedings last Tuesday, welcoming all bowlers and Pennant teams from Bermagui and Dalmeny. A minute's silence was held to remember our dear friend and fellow bowler Maralyn White who will be sadly missed by everyone.
There were 27 social bowlers, the winners were those on highest margin +8, Colleen Ashby, Judy Lane, Marj O'Neill and Margaret Wisbey. Runners-up on highest number of winning ends +12, Gay Biggs, Karen Signor and Pat Bill.
Other winning teams, G.Harper, Pat Biddolph and Jenny Blyth 19/18. Joan Rimmer as a swinging lead, Judy Armstrong, Tricia Wheeler and Jeanette Roberts as skip 22/21, another close game, well done to selectors who did teams last week. Money club winners, Marj O'Neill and Cath Ryan from Dalmeny club. Raffle winners, Margaret Bridges and Tricia Wheeler, Claire Luland, Bermagui club. Birthday wishes to Judy Lane.
FRIENDLY FRIDAY. Winners, Anna Stewart and Karen Signor. Runners-up, Kevin Ellison as a swinging lead, Joe Wurzur and Terry Hunt. Money club winner Gay Biggs. Noleen Taylor selected Rink 8 to try for Jackpot but there were no bowlers on Rink 8.
Tomakin Twist Tops
Last Sunday 44 bowlers were on the greens on a beautiful sunny day, all were welcomed, including two bowlers from South Australia.
Winners were those with least number of winning ends, Val Toyer and Tim Brown. Runners-up Terry Montgomerie and Tom Tyrrell, visiting from South Australia.
Val drew for Jackpot but no luck this time. Breakfast trays won by Terry Montgomerie and Ingrid Blazius. Don't forget Twisties Barbecue breakfast next weekend Easter Sunday. Everyone welcome to Twist Tops come along and bowl to some great music.
Tuross Head Bowls
The Tuross Head Grade 7 side has advanced to the next stage of the State Pennants competition after recording two wins on the weekend.
On Saturday they hosted Moruya and held the upper hand throughout. Ronnie Richardson's team again led the way with a comfortable 24-16 victory. Ray Downey's team had to recover from a mid-game slump when they feel behind 10-4 after 8 ends. They won eight of the last ten ends to record a 23-16 win.
Allan Etheredge's team led for most of their match and looked home when they had a 19-15 advantage with just two ends to play. To their credit the Moruya side were able to score the 5 shots they needed to win 20-19.
Overall Tuross won 66 shots to 52 and picked up a 9 points to 1 win. This meant that they had to play a washed-out match at Tomakin on Sunday needing to win to progress.
Tuross had a great start and were well ahead on all three rinks and the master-board from the start. After 36 ends they led 40 shots to 20.
Then the Tomakin teams started to turn the game around. They gradually narrowed the difference. As the three games moved into their final ends the scores became very close.
Tuross maintained their lead on two of the rinks but on the third the Tomakin side had a real surge. Allan Etheredge had an 11-4 lead after 12 ends but then lost the next seven ends to slip behind 11-19. This changed the complexion of the match.
Ray Downey's side finished first with a 24-20 win. Ronnie Richardson finished next with a 19-13 win. The difference on the ' big board was just 2 shots with the last rink having two ends to play.
In very tense conditions Etheredge managed to grab a single shot on each of these ends to give Tuross a narrow 56-52 win. They won 9 points to 1 to put them at the top of the table.
Both Tuross sides will now progress to the next stage of the competition to be played on May 18 and 19.
In a further match in the Major Pairs, Peter Davies and Joel Hilliard had a hard-fought win over Brian Currie and Stuart Graham.
Tomakin Men's Bowls
Social Triples: Thursday, April 11.
Thursday's winners were Nobby Clarke, Brian Leahy, and Tony Robinson with a plus 21. The runners up were Buddy Connor, Bert Barker, and Ross Hardy with a plus 18.
Tony Robinson drew his own rink for the jackpot draw and was very close to picking out the joker. With very few cards left in the deck the $510 jackpot is just begging to be won.
Pennants: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
On Saturday Grade 4 played at home and had a good win over Narooma with an overall score of 60 to 41 shots. Grade 7 played away and after running into stiff opposition were defeated by Malua Bay 72 to 47 shots.
On Sunday both Grade 4 and Grade 7 played at home and put up a good fight against the visitors from Bodalla and Tuross Head. Grade 4 went down to Bodalla 66 to 59 shots, and Grade 7 went down to Tuross Head 57 to 53 shots.
Well done to the Tomakin Grade 4, 6, and 7 sides for their efforts during the 2019 season.
Grade 4 will represent our club in the Zone playoffs in May and we wish them every success in winning their way through to the NSW State Pennant finals.
Social Pairs: Monday, April 15.
The winners of the nominated pairs were Dick Pooley and Steve Hall with a plus 37. The runners-up were Peter Jeffs and Greg Whale with a margin of plus 17. The $500 jackpot draw went to the winning skip on rink 6. Brad Larkin missed picking the joker and the jackpot carries over to next week.
2019 Open Lightning Pairs Tournament.
Twenty-eight sides will compete in the Lightning Pairs Tournament on Easter Monday and will vie for their share of the $1375 in prize money.
Cards will be called in the Seventy Seven Room at 9am for a 9.15am start.
Our major sponsor is Bayside Meats Deli. Thanks also to Coatsy's Electrical, B S Panels Smash Repairs and Broulee Beach Pharmacy.
Moruya Men's Bowls
Results: Wednesday 10 April. Winners: K Lotz, J Cremona and B Bacon. Runners Up: R Glover and J Hossack. First resting toucher - B Strahan. Jackpot not won. +$440 Wednesday 17 April.
Pennant Results - 13 April: Grade 7 - Moruya 1 - Tuross Head 9 (52 shots to 66).
Social Calendar: Wednesday - Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am. Saturday - Pairs/Triples - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am. Note - Friday Cash Nominated Pairs is currently cancelled to a future date due to other club commitments. Place entries for all social events on sheets in club or phone answering service on 44742108. Details of club activities can be found on the "Moruya Mens Bowling Club" facebook page.
Upcoming Tournament: Easter Saturday Men's Pairs, Saturday 20 April. Total Prize Money - $1600. 1st $700, 2nd $500, 3rd $300 and best last game winner $100 per team. Three games of 15 ends decided on points (2 points per win, 1 point per draw followed by margin. Dress: Club uniform or tournament clothing. Only one prize per team. Entry $60 per team. A few vacancies are still available. Details: Robbie Strahan 0409 463 076 or email email@example.com
MAY CARNIVAL: MIXED PAIRS (three bowl). Friday 24 May. Total prize money $1200. 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $100 and best game winners $100(x3). 3 games of 17 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Club uniform or tournament clothing. Only one prize per team. Entry $40 per team. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am.
MENS PAIRS: (four bowl). Saturday 25 May. Total prize money $1200. 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $100 and best game winners $100(x3). Three games of 15 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Club uniform or tournament clothing. Only one prize per team. Entry $40 per team. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am.
CASUAL OPEN TRIPLES Sunday 26 May. Total prize money $1080 1st $360, 2nd $270, 3rd $210 4th $150 and 5th $90. Three games of 15 ends. No dead ends. Event placings on 2 points per win and 1 point per tie followed by aggregate margin. Dress can be neat CASUAL attire. Club uniform or tournament clothing not required. Only one prize per team. Entry per team $45. Cards called 8.30am - play starts 9.00am. Details: Robbie Strahan 0409 463 076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry for all May events close Wednesday 15 May. Forward entry with payment or pay on day of event. Entries to Moruya Men's Bowling Club, PO Box 98, Moruya, 2537.