FINAL MINOR/MAJOR PAIRS.
Congratulations to P Jeffs and D Cooper on winning the club 2019 minor/major pairs championship. Well done to P Douglas and D Carter on being Runners Up.
Wednesday 7 August. Winners: S Small, D Bushnell and D Dearing. Runners Up: T halligan, D Burgess and C Yandell. First Resting Toucher: B Manning. The jackpot was finally won and is worth $100 on Wednesday 14 August.
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.
MIXED PAIRS SPRING TOURNAMENT: Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2019.
Total prize money $3,600. The tournament will be conducted over 4 games of 18 ends (2 games per day).
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. The tournament will be conducted over 6 games of 14 ends (3 games per day).
Entries close Wednesday 4 September. Note: This tournament is full. Only reserve entries can be accepted.
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.
Format: 8 games of 12 live ends - 2 games before lunch and 2 games after each day. Entries close Wednesday 6th November. Only six team vacancies are still available.
Details for all to tournaments events:
Robbie Strahan 0409 463 076 or email email@example.com
Forward entry with payment or pay on day of event.
Entries to Moruya Mens Bowling Club, PO Box 98, Moruya, 2537.
Malua Bay Women
Another beautiful warm sunny day for bowls last Tuesday with winter almost over.
Welcome back to Joan Rimmer, Anne O'Dwyer, Judy Saville and Julia Wooten, some who have been away on lovely holidays.
There were 29 social bowlers on the greens, also 7 matches in Round 2 of Championship Consistency, played with some close results.
Margaret Bridges defeated Sue Beavan. Karen Signor defeated Sue Morgan. Pat Weekes defeated Nancy White. Carol Dutkiewicz defeated Julie Lewis. Pat Bill defeated Judy Davis.
Thanks to Umpires, Markers and Controlling Body during the tournament. Winner on a Drawn card, Margaret Bridges, Runner-up, Gay Biggs.
Congratulations to winners of Weekend Pennants, Robyn Butcher, Sally Malone, Pat Weekes and Carol Dutkiewicz.
Birthday wishes to Lyn Hardy and Sue Palmer who will be celebrating this week whilst away bowling in Kingscliff.
Money club winners, Bess Holloway and Sharon Cutmore. Raffle winners, Maureen Bruce, Serena Short and Bev Feehan.
Wednesday, a luncheon was held at Malua Bay to wish our Pennant teams all the best as they contest State Finals.
Yours truly will be going along to support the teams and cheer them on so no report from me next week but hopefully a good one following.
Thursday, Round 3 of Club Championship Consistency. Gay Biggs defeated Helen Rees.Pat Bill defeated Carol Dutkiewicz. Karen Signor defeated Jeanette Whalley. Pat Weekes defeated Margaret Bridges.
The Mixed Pairs Championship continued with three of the four semi-finalists decided.
In the closest of the matches Fran O'Connell and Marcel Kors had a real battle with Chris Roxby and Stan Peck. Roxby and Peck had a great start when they picked up 5 shots on the second end.
They consolidated on this position with another four shots on the 9th end to move to a 15 - 8 lead. However, O'Connell and Kors plugged away and cut the lead to just 2 shots at 15 - 13 before they dropped another 5 shots to again slip behind 21 - 13.
From this point O'Connell and Kors fought back again and with one end to play the scores were locked at 21 all. They maintained the momentum to win 22 - 21!
Peter Davies and Gail Page played Rita and Noel Downie in a game of three parts.
In the first part Davies and Page set up a good lead of 8 - 2 before the Downies fought back to grab the lead for the first time in the game at 10 - 9 after 12 ends.
The game then moved into a third part where Davies and Page dominated winning 7 of the next 8 ends to take the match 22 - 11.
In the third game Sharron Perry and Joel Hilliard played Margaret and Ray Downey in a low scoring affair.
Perry and Hilliard slowly build a lead based on some outstanding bowls from Hilliard who handled the tricky conditions very well.
On several occasions he was able to play crucial shots that proved the difference in the game.
After 14 ends they had a 15 - 5 lead and, despite a determined effort from the Downeys to reduce the margin, they were able to run out winners 17 - 12.
One semi-final will be between O'Connell and Kors and Davies and Page.
The second will be between Perry and Hilliard and a deferred game between Bruce and Denise Lidbury and Cheryl McRae and Lawrie Riley.
Riley was unable to play his semi as he was in Bodalla playing in the District Final of the District Minor Single Championship. In very difficult windy conditions, on a super quick green, he played Glen Wales from St Georges Basin.
Riley continued his success in this form of the game, running out the winner in a very close affair by 31 - 27. Well done Lawrie!
Tomakin Twist Tops
Twenty-six enthusiastic bowlers turned up on a chilly Sunday morning to enjoy 18 ends of fun bowls on a very slick green.
Milka and Bob the builder were the winners with the most winning ends and runners-up were Bung and Sue Gregory. The breakfast trays were won by Full Monty and Super Nan.
The lucky rink was rink 6 who didn't draw the joker so the jackpot increases next Sunday.
A special mention is given to Di Ziebel for failing to hand in her score card after very carefully tucking it away in her bowls bag!
Social Triples: Thursday, August 08. Last Thursday we welcomed three visitors, with Hugh Trounson, Michael Donnelly, and Scott Smith from Tuggeranong joining us for a game.
The winners were Vince Fisher, Henry Garad, and Ken Higgins who won a big 18 ends. The runners up on a countback were Jim Martin, Peter Harris, and Chris O'Brien with 16 ends.
The jackpot draw went to rink 4 and Neil Power tried his luck cutting the deck. Unluckily for Neil the $510 jackpot carries over to next week.
Social Pairs: Monday, August 12. Monday's winners were Dave McCraw and Ron Beeley with a margin of plus 20. The runners up were Gordon Wheatley and Jamie Cormie with a plus 11.
The jackpot draw went to rink 10. Steve Hall missed picking the joker and the $500 jackpot carries over to next week.
Club Championships: Jamie Cormie, Robert Richardson, Steve Gigg, and Jim Dalgleish won their way through to the Handicap Singles semi- finals scheduled for last Saturday.
Robert Richardson and Steve Gigg contested the final on Sunday, with Steve claiming a narrow 31 - 27 victory after a hard fought game. The first rounds of the Mixed Pairs will be played in the next couple of weeks.
Junior Bowls: Tomakin junior bowlers Nick Tiyce and Stuart Megee will represent Zone 7 when they travel to Dubbo next weekend to compete in the NSW Junior Inter-Zone 7-A-Side Sides Championships.
Junior bowlers had to qualify for this competition through selection at Zone level, and will play off against junior bowlers from other zones in singles, pairs and fours events. We wish our zone side the very best of luck.
Zone 7 Senior Singles Championships: Congratulations to Tomakin bowler Bob Brown who won his way through to the State Senior Singles Championships.
Bob defeated Jamie Jamieson 31 - 30 to win the District title, and then followed up the same day by defeating Lynton Riddell 31 - 14 to take the Zone 7 title.