SOUTH COAST MONARO RUGBY UNION
Saturday, July 25. Round two: Only one game of Rugby Union went ahead on the weekend with the other 2 matches declared nil all draws under amended COVID 19 Rules of competition. With Batemans Bay (Eurobodalla Shire) declared a hot spot the opposing teams choose not to proceed with the games due to concerns around safety of their communities. All teams involved are allocated 2 competition points as per amended Rules.
Taralga "Tigers" 28 defeated Braidwood "Redbacks" 17
Home team Braidwood entertained the crowd but couldn't bring 2019 late form to the paddock on the day to chase a strong Taralga team for most of the game
Jindabyne "Bushpigs" 0 draw Broulee "Dolphins 0
Batemans Bay "Boars" 0 draw Yass "Rams" 0
Bungendore "Mudchooks" had the bye
Taralga "Tigers" 10
Batemans Bay "Boars" 7
Bungendore "Mudchooks" 4
Yass "Rams" 2
Jindabyne "Bushpigs" 2
Broulee "Dolphins" 2
Braidwood "Redbacks" 0
Next weekend - Rd 3 - 1st August 2020
Jindabyne "Bushpigs" v Batemans Bay "Boars" @ Jindabyne Sports Ground
Yass "Rams" v Taralga "Tigers" @ Victoria Park Yass
Bungendore "Mudchooks" v Braidwood "Redbacks" @ Mick Sherd Oval Bungendore
Broulee "Dolphins" has the bye
Saturday, July 25:
The Moruya Saturday Golfers played a Individual Medley Stableford event with the following results.
A Grade 1st Ian Page with 37 net on c/b
2nd Jay Miles with 37 net on c/b
B Grade 1st Ray Carnall with 41 net
2nd Michael Lynch with 39 net
C Grade 1st Don Parker with 41 net
2nd Dave Ison with 40 net
D Grade 1st Pat Coleman with 38 net
2nd Viktor Svarcs with 35 net
Ball Rundown went to 31 net on c/b
Tuross Head men
Saturday July 25: Steve Collins produced his best game to win the Tuross Head men's this week's Saturday stableford competition. Steve finished with an excellent score of 39 points.
Greg Smith and Stephen Hodge were not far behind with scores of 38 points.
Darren Wilmouth and Peter Mostyn, who both scored 37 points, filled the remaining award positions.
It was pleasing to see that golfers were able to attend the presentation as a group and receive their vouchers while still maintaining the personal distant rules.
Thursday's medley stableford competition was won by Steve Johnston with 41 points, ahead of Ron Rogers 40 points, Beverley Theobald and Greg Smith who both finished with 38 points and Peter Mostyn who scored 36 points.
Defending Champions, Peter Davies and Joel Hilliard showed ominous signs of their intent with a commanding performance in the quarter finals of the 2020 Major Pairs Championship. They were challenged in the early ends by Lou Kozlik and Stan Peck with the scores locked at 8 all after 8 ends. The Champions then motored ahead winning all but two of the remaining ends. When they agreed to finish before the full 21 ends Davies and Hilliard were ahead 36 - 14.
The 2019 runners up, Noel Downie and John Monks, were as equally as impressive when they built on a great start to dominant Brian Currie and Alan Skelton. Downie and Monks scored 12 shots in the first 3 ends and they were ahead 19 - 3 after 10 ends. Currie and Skelton could not reproduce the form they showed in their first round victory. The final score was 33 - 6.
The other two quarter finals were much tighter affairs. Alan McLeod and Col Fletcher managed to hang in to record somewhat of an upset victory over Jim Macklan and Bruce Lidbury. McLeod and Fletcher started well and set up a 8 - 2 advantage after 7 ends before Macklan and Lidbury fought back. They struck back to hit the lead, for what turned out to be the only time in the match, at 9 - 8 after 10 ends. McLeod and Fletcher then won the next two ends by 4 shots each to quickly retake the lead. The remainder of the game was a very tight affair with Macklan and Lidbury chiselling away at the deficit. With one end to play they trailed by just one shot at 20 -19. They then seemed to hold the advantage on the last end and looked like they would snatch a come from behind victory. However, with the last bowl of the game, Fletcher coolly drew the shot to claim a 21 - 19 win and a place in the semi-finals. They will play Davies and Hilliard.
The final game between Michael Challice and Marcel Kors and Peter Macdonald and Ray Downey was a game of two halves that ended up needing an extra end to determine a winner. Macdonald and Downey had the better of the first half of the game and had a good lead at 17 - 8 after 11 ends. At this point the momentum changed. Challice and Kors gradually closed the gap. With Kors, in particular, playing some critical bowls they levelled the score at 19 all with just two ends to play. The sides then shared the last two ends each scoring one shot to see the scores locked at 20 all. Another end was required! Neither side was able to dominate the end and Kors had the opportunity to snatch victory with his last bowl. Unfortunately for him his bowl ran agonisingly just through the head meaning Macdonald and Downey won 21 - 20 and booked a place in the final four where they will play Downie and Monks.
Club Malua women
There were 22 ladies on the green last Tuesday for Social Bowls, rather than the 40 who had planned to bowl. Many would have been isolating, being in a known hotspot for COVID-19 or being careful of casual contact. Thank you to Judy Armstrong for getting results to me whist I am in isolation.
Winners, Lisa Grice and Margaret Bridges. No Runners-up. Money Club winner on 42 Judy Davis. Raffle winners, Serena Short and Bev Feehan. Club Malua had a single positive case on July 7, 8 and 12, which NSW Health classed people on these dates as casual contacts who don't have to self isolate but should be very aware of any symptoms. After deep cleaning, the cClub will open on 6th August. The women's AGM will go ahead on Monday 3rd August at 10.30am.
Southeast Racing Pigeon Combine
The Southeast Racing Pigeons Combine postponed the race from Bombala last Saturday, July 25, due to bad weather forecast for that area. Instead, they jumped on board with Racing Pigeon Illawarra, and raced with them from Eden on Friday, July 24, as well as their inter club race. Over 300 pigeons were sent at 8am from Eden Fishermen's Club.
The Southeast Boys excelled, taking out the first five places in the Federation.
1st- Mario Magrin (Muz)
2nd- Manny Byrne (Gozo)
3rd- Tony Rogers (Roy)
4th- Graham Ford (Muddy)
5th- John Mette (Italian Stallion)
Left the Wollongong Boys behind. So the "Hillbillies", as they've nicknamed us, cleaned up.