Tuross Head Men's Bowls have staged another successful five-day May Carnival. While the numbers have declined over the years, those who did attend played some competitive bowls in a friendly atmosphere. The number of visitors has declined but the support from local players has been wonderful. Different events were played on each day starting on Sunday with mixed pairs and concluding on Thursday with a mixed medley.
While local players figured prominently in the money winners, the most successful players where Narooma's Keith Pickett and Bodalla's Paul Van den Heuvel. They won both the Open Pairs (Monday) and the Men's Pairs (Wednesday) and teamed with Narooma's Peter Hattam to finish second in the Open Triples (Tuesday)
Local teams dominated the Mixed Triples (Sunday) with Bruce and Denise Lidbury winning from Peter Macdonald and Rose Farrington and Sue and John Fahey. Noel and Rita Downie had the best last game result. Tuross' Joel Hilliard and Stuart Graham finished second in the Open Pairs while Dave Carter and Paul Douglas (Moruya) came third. John Fahey and Jim Macklan had the best last game.
The Open Triples winners on Tuesday was the team from Sale of Ray Kennedy, Bruce Melrose and Peter Gould. Jennie and Stephen Hogan teamed with Ken Franklin (all from Tomakin) finished third. Dave Johnston, Pat Miller and Dave Carter (Moruya) had the best last game score.
Pickett and Van den heuvel won the Men's pair on Wednesday from Tomakin's Chris O'Brien and Nick Tiyce. Locals Peter Macdonald and John Fahey came third The best last game was recorded by Bruce Lidbury and Peter Davies.
Local teams dominated the Mixed Medley on Thursday with the Chris Roxby, Marg Downey, Jim Macklan and Stan Peck very popular winners. Sharron Perry, Gail Page, Stuart Graham and Peter Davies finished second ahead of Peter and Lorrie Bird who teamed with Phil and Marlou Rollinson. Fran O'Connell, Marcel Kors and Carol and Doug Williams had the best last game score.
A big thanks to the main sponsors - Alan May Motor Group, Platinum Blinds, Hallmark Real Estate and the Tuross Pharmacy - who have all been great supporters over a number of years.
Malua Bay Men
Last Wednesday the social triples winners were Alan Mathews, Ken Foster and Peter Hutchison. Thursday's social pairs winners were Laurie Fayle and Doug Ebsworth. No social bowls on Saturday due to a pennant trial game. On Saturday the grade 3 pennant side travels to Ulladulla for the play-off against St Georges Basin and the grade 6 side travels to Tura Beach for their match against Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Club. Best wishes to both grades.
Malua Bay's Doug Ebsworth has been selected to represent Zone 7 in the NSW Senior Interzone Championships to be held in Newcastle on 14-16 May. Congratulations Doug. The Malua Bay Club has now been formally taken over by Cabramatta Bowling Club and we look forward to exciting times for the club.
Malua Bay Women
Another great day of bowls at Malua Bay with 41 social bowlers and the Four-a-side team bowling their final match against Tomakin. It was a special day with Unfurling of Flags for District winners in Grades 1 and 4, with District President Margaret Naylor in attendance for the proceedings. Margaret presented all winning teams with their badges. I am happy to report the Malua Bay Four-a-side team were also winners and received their badges, well done to all teams. Social winners were those with closest winning ends, Dawn Stove, Anne O'Dwyer, Helen Rees and Rae Fayle. Runners-up, 3 points a win +1 point and end Pat Biddolph, Helene Szendeleit, Raija Johnston and Sonia Frey. Other winning teams, Sue Palmer, Sharon Cutmore,Tania Calder and Margaret Wisbey. Eileen Penman, Pat Weekes, Sue Morgan and Jan Shalders. Margaret Naylor, Bess Holloway, Julie Lewis and Jenny Blyth. Money Club winners, Maureen Bruce and Di Mooy. Raffle winners, Janet McKay, Yvonne Huddleston and Maureen Bruce. Lovely to see Maureen and Shirley Keir. FRIENDLY FRIDAY. Only 12 bowlers on the green maybe due to lots of ladies bowling at RSL bowls in Moruya getting ready for Regional Final there yesterday, Tuesday. Winners, Helen Rees and Karen Signor. No jackpot won.
Tomakin Twist Tops
President Steven Hogan welcomed the 30 Twisties who were present on a beautiful sunny morning. He wished all mothers a very happy day and also welcomed Gary Scott from Goulburn who spent the morning with us. There was no award given out as everyone has been behaving themselves lately! Winners were those with least winning ends. Ross Miller, Val Toyer and Michael Voce. Runners-up, Madge Elliott, Sonia Frey and Anthony Robinson. Val selected Rink 2 to try for Jackpot, Steve Maher cut the cards but no Joker to win $361 only the Queen of Diamonds.
Thank you to Tomakin Club for all the lovely chocolates given out to all mothers. Everyone welcome to Sunday Twist Tops, come along and bowl to some great music, names in by 8am, on the greens at 8.30am.
On Tuesday 7 May the social winners with the lowest winning margin were lead Judy Hancock second Margaret Cheery and Skip Sue Gregory. Runners-up lead Margaret Hollie, second Jeannie Burggraaf and skip Colleen Beadon. Raffle winners Joan Colefax and Mary Handley, the 50c coin toss was won this week by Jan Brown.
The Minor Singles is open and closes in a week. Marie Colquhoun left us this week to go and live in Perth where her family are, we wish you all the best. To all our ladies who are not well we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back at lawn bowls soon. Till next week happy bowling.
Social Results: Wednesday 8 May. Winners: P Miller and R Hardy. Runners Up: T Young, D Bushnall and M Smith. First Resting Toucher: R Hardy. The jackpot was not won and is worth $544 on Wednesday 15 May.
Social Calendar: Wednesday: Triples/pairs - start 12.45pm - entry by 11.30am. Saturday: Pairs/Triples - start 12.30pm - entry by 11.30am.
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.
MAY CARNIVAL: The may carnival to be played over Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May has unfortunately been cancelled due to circumstances outside the control of the club committee.
MIXED PAIRS SPRING TOURNAMENT: Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2019. Total prize money $3,600. 1st $1200, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $400 and 5th $250. Best day winners $250 per team.
The tournament will be conducted over 4 games of 18 ends (2 games per day). Placings will be decided on points - 3 per win and 1 per draw - followed by aggregate margin.
Dress - club uniform of tournament attire. Cards drawn Thursday 12 at 8.30am - play commences 9.00am each day. Entry $120 per team. Entries close Wednesday 4 September.
MORUYA MENS PAIRS TOURNAMENT: Tier 4 National Ranking Event. Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September: Total prize money $3,600. !st $1200, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $400 and 5th $250. Best day winners $250 per team.
The tournament will be conducted over 6 games of 14 ends (3 games per day). Placings will be decided on points - 3 per win and 1 per draw - followed by aggregate margin.
Dress - club uniform of tournament attire. Cards drawn Saturday 8.30am - play commences 9.00am each day. Entry $120 per team. Entries close Wednesday 4 September.
DEUA RIVER TRIPLES: Two Bowl Men's Triples Event. Tier Four National Rankings Event. Saturday 16th November thru to Sunday 17th November. Total Prize Money $4,500. 1st $1,800, 2nd $1,050, 3rd $750, 4th $300. Best day game winners $300 per team each day. Entry $150 per team.
Format: 8 games of 12 live ends - 2 games before lunch and 2 games after each day. Cards to be drawn Saturday morning at 8.30am. Play commences at 9.00am each day.Results decided on points. (3 per win and 1 per tie) followed by aggregate margin.
Dress code club uniform or tournament clothing. Entries close Wednesday 6th November. Entry fee payable on entry or payment on day of event. 28 entries only available.
Details for all to tournaments events: 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 Mens Bowling Club. PO Box 98. MORUYA 2537
Social Triples: Thursday, May 9. Thursday's winners were Phil Versteeg, Adam Pooley, and Steve hall with 15 ends and a margin of plus 11. The runners up were Sam Baric, Bert Barker, and Trevor Trevillian on a countback with 15 ends and a plus 7 margin. The jackpot draw went to rink 12. Although there were only a handful of cards left in the deck Ken Croft still missed picking the joker. The $510.00 jackpot must go off soon.
Club Major Pairs: Sunday, May 12. The final of the Club Major Pairs was played last Sunday. It was an impressive game of skill and spectators were kept on the edge of their seats. Congratulations to all four bowlers for making it through to the final. Neil Power and Steve Gigg were a formidable combination and took out the win defeating Stuart Megee and Bob Brown
Social Pairs: Monday, May 13. Our visiting bowlers were Peter Mills from Oaklands, Brian Bailey from Canberra North, and Paul McCullough from Belconnen. Monday's winners were Laurie Fayle and Owen Roe with a margin of plus 34. The runners up were Chris O'Brien and Gerry Vandermey with a plus 20. The jackpot draw went to rink 5. Owen Roe missed the joker and the $500 jackpot carries over to next week.
NSW Senior Inter-Zone Sides Championships. This week John Desmet travels to Newcastle to play in the Zone 7 representative side competing in the Bowls NSW Senior Inter-Zone Sides Championships. We wish the Zone 7 side all the very best of luck in the competition.
2019 Pennants: Saturday, May 18. The Tomakin Grade 4 pennant side will travel to Bega this coming Saturday to play off against Sussex Inlet for the opportunity to compete in the Zone 7 final. A win on Saturday will see the Tomakin team compete against Cooma on Sunday. Providing we win the Zone 7 play-off we will be off to Port Macquarie in August to play for the Bowls NSW Grade 4 State Flag.
Tomakin 4 Day Carnival, July 4 - 7. Entries are being taken for our four day carnival to be held in July. Events include Open Triples on Thursday, Mixed Pairs on Friday, Mens Pairs of Saturday, and Mixed Fours on Sunday.