Tomakin Twist Tops
Last Sunday there were lots of visitors from Malua Bay club present so welcome to them all making a total of 52 bowlers. Lovely to have John Signor back bowling with us after quite a while, looking good.
The "Wally" award was given to Monty, one of our committee an ex-military man who put our national flag upside down on the mast.
The special weekly award went to Ken " Docker" Franklin who when it was his turn to place bets in the punters club put the losing horse in for the club and his own bet on the winning horse!
The winners were those with Highest Losing Margin, Careena and Greg Turrell with Skip Karen James. Runners-up, David Daverin, Mark Toyer and Ken Croft.
Mary Handley selected Rink 4 to try for Jackpot, cards were cut by Ken Croft but no luck. Breakfast trays won by Joan Colefax on 15 and Janet Smith on 48. Happy Birthday greetings to Robyn Best for 30th November.
Malua Bay Women
Last Monday the annual "Skirts and Shirts" was played, the men were the winners 106/104 but have heard that Jay our bowls organiser decided to give the win to the ladies as ladies had to bowl in the men's team as there weren't enough men present!
Tuesday was another very hot day with ever changing gusty winds making bowling quite a challenge, so 18 ends was the order of the day for the social bowlers, those bowling in Club Fours had to do the required 21 ends.
Kim Giannasca, Helen Rees, Alison Innes and Noleen Taylor defeated June Williams, Gayl Vidgen Julie Lewis and Carol Dutkiewicz. Pat Weekes, Serena Short, Sub. Sue Beavan and Ellie Crompton defeated Robyn Butcher, Gay Biggs, Karen Signor and Pat Bill. Winners on Rink 13, Gloria Harper, Sonia Frey and Barb Berry. Runners-up on Rink 12, Kim Giannasca, Helen Rees, Alison Innes and Noleen Taylor.
Money club winner on 30, Janet McKay. Raffle winners, Carmel Elliott, Barb Berry, Helen Rees and Carol Harris. Rink 9 was selected for Jackpot, Gwen Ware did the honours but no luck, now $900.
Thursday the Final of Club Fours was played, Serena Short, Pat Weekes, Sue Beavan and Ellie Crompton defeated Kim Giannasca, Helen Rees, Alison Innes and Noleen Taylor 29/20 in a great game.
MORUYA MENS BOWLING CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM of the Mens Bowling will be held on Sunday 8 December at commencing at 10.00am. Nomination forms for all positions are on the notice board.
PRESENTATION DAY: The 2019 Presentation Day will be held on Saturday 7 December. 1pm for 1.30pm start. Members and partners welcome. $10 per person includes food and some drinks. Please place names on board.
SOCIAL RESULTS: Wednesday 27 November. Winners: J Saunders and B Strahan. Runners Up: B Manning, P Chase and B Larkin. First Resting Toucher: D Sheehan. The jackpot was not won and is worth $615 on Wednesday 4 December.
HAM DAYS: Wednesday 4 December - Triples - draw for partners, $10 per player entry.
Wednesday 11 December - Triples - draw for partners, $10 per player entry.
Saturday 14 December - Nominated Pairs - Three games of seven ends. $15 per player entry.
Saturday 21 December - Nominated Pairs Three games of seven ends. $15 per player.
NOTE: As from Monday, 9 December, only one green will be available limiting Ham/Social days to 14 teams of pairs or triples.
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.
Social Triples: Thursday, November 28. Today another visitor joined us for a game, we welcomed Ross Pfeiffer from Temora. Being the last Thursday of the month all green fees were paid out in prize money, and this was presented to teams that had a draw. The players on rink nine, Mike Hall, Murray Hardy, Brett Keegan, Gary Chapman, Ken Beattie, and Brian Bacon scooped the pool as rink nine was the only rink that had a drawn game. The first resting toucher prize was shared by Vince Fisher and Dave McCraw. Ken Nunan and Ross Pfeiffer were the lucky winners of the club voucher prizes in the raffle. There was no jackpot draw so the growing kitty carries over to next week.
Social Pairs: Monday, December 2. Our visiting bowler today was Dennis Athbridge from Karuah near Port Stephens. The winners were Fred Burggraaf, Peter Jeffs, and Chris O'Brien with a big margin of plus 29. The runners up were Peter Harris, Dennis Athbridge, and Ron Beeley with plus 18. The jackpot draw went to the winning skip on rink 10, but Steve Hall missed the joker and the jackpot was not won. The kitty will carry over to next week.The first resting toucher prize was claimed by Chris O'Brien. Murray O'Bryan was one of the lucky winners of the club vouchers in the raffle.
Important Reminders for Bowlers and Visitors. Our annual presentation day will be held this Saturday, December 7. Bowlers will gather in the Seventy-Seven room prior to 9.30am for the commencement of the day's festivities.
On the following Saturday, December 14 we hope to see a large roll up of bowlers who will be in attendance for the Tomakin Men's pennant trial games. We are expecting three full teams on the day. The 2020 pennant season will commence on Saturday, February 22.
Nominations are now being taken for 2020 club championships. Check the Men's notice board for Minor Singles and Club Fours entry sheets.
Social Bowls Winners' Circle: There were 50 bowlers on Wednesday with 1 rink playing fours. Winners were decided by Lowest Winning Score with first place going to Don Caldwell, Scott Kennedy and Tony Cobcroft (skip) who were slow out of the gates to be down 4 to 14 after 11 ends but got their act together in the second half to storm home for a 21 to 20 win against Rex Dunne, Jim Grant and Mitch Mitchell (skip). Second place went to Neville Cork, John McNamara and Peter McKay (skip) who were down 12 to 13 after 11 ends but then put a few ends together to gradually draw clear foor a 26 to 16 win over Peter James, Tony Gors and Chris Goldsmith (skip). The first resting toucher went to Leo Winters at 1.38, well done Leo you have been all over the jack for some time. Thank you to Rapley's Midtown Quality Meats for their continued sponsorship.
On Saturday we had 24 bowlers wand the winners were decided by Highest Winning Margin and the first prize went to Tony Fryer and Terry Lrwis (skip) who jumped out early to lead 14 to 3, when a short shower closed down play for the day, and with no turther play they claimed the win against Darrel Goodridge and Jeff McCusker (skip). Second place went to Paul Naylor and Billy Wilton (skip) who led 11 to 6, when the rain stopped play, against Bobby Robbins and Wazza George (skip).
On Sunday we had 30 bowlers playing 5 games of triples. Winners were decided by Lucky Rinks with the winners being Di Fry, Pam Grant and Barry Lymbery (skip). They had a close game throughout and were down 8 to 11 after 11 ends and picked up 3 shots on the last end for an 18 all draw, but won on countback, against Sue Bender, Enid Brooker and Les Waldock (skip). Second place went to Julie Smith, Pat Wood and Margaret Carpenter (skip) who had a 17 to 6 lead after 11 ends and defied a determined fightback to claim a 20 to 15 win against Baxter Smith, Aurelia Robinson and Stan Luff (skip) visiting from Yass.
On Thursday we had the third round of Jack Attack and a great evening was had by all. This competition has been so successful that a new comp will be catered for in the new year.
The last bowls day of spring for the year turned on variable conditions for last Tuesday's social bowlers concluding with a strong unpredictable wind. Format for the three triples games was versatility, requiring ladies to play six ends in each team position.
Lucky rink was selected and rink ten chosen to decide the winning team where Jenny Coulson, Pam Grant and Leila Gosper (skip) played Clare Cork, Denise Holman and Vicki Herman (skip). Vicki's team skipped away to a good lead in the first half, then Leila's team rallied and put in a strong finish to win by 3 shots and win the day's prize.
Denise Holman was the lucky winner of the meat tray raffle, Leila Gosper took home the lovely fruit tray. Thank you to Rapley's Mid Town Meats and to Sandra Breust for your support. Next Tuesday is the last day of Tuesday social bowls for this year.