The WDBA Triples Final was held at Bathurst City Bowling Club on Saturday, March 4. The two Molong teams that fought out the final were J. Diduszko, S. Shannon and B. Diduszuko against G. Miller, G. Campbell and R. Cochrane.
Team Diduszko went to an early lead of six points to nil by the fourth end. However, team Cochrane fought back winning the next four ends to even the score. By the 18th end, scores were almost level at 17-18 but team Cochrane drew ahead, winning four of the last five ends to win 22-19.
Other game on Saturday include the Major Singles for 2017 with Brian Bromfield playing against Mick Sewell. After 15 ends, Mick was ahead 14-9, but then Brian forged ahead with a burst of 1,4,1,4,1,2 points to be on 22-14 at the 21st end. He then won nine points to 6 in the remaining 10 ends to finish up the winner, 31-20. Congratulations Brian.
Saturday Social Bowls: Sixteen bowlers played four games of pairs.
Game 1: Gordon Adams/ Trevor Kellock versus Ted Summerfield/Graham Mays saw a 19-10 victory to team Adams.
Game 2: Ian Schofield/Gary Hotham scored a narrow victory over Bob Lindsay/Paul Reece 18 - 17.
Game 3: Norm Hayes/Gary Connors fought a hard-won draw 20 -20 against John Archer/Phil Murray.
Game 4: Ron Hollebone/Brucey Rich defeated Arthur Williams/George Ballard 25 - 13. Zone 4 Grade 7 Pennants Round 1 was played at Blayney Bowling Club.
Team 1: consisting Gordon Adams (skip), Graham Mays, Phil Murray and Russel Robbins were defeated by Blayney 22 - 14.
Team 2: consisting Trevor Kellock (skip), John McDonagh, Bob Foster and Paul Rodenhuis were victorious over Blayney 24 - 22.
Team 3: consisting Norm Hayes (skip) Garry Connors, George Ballard and Graham Spurway went down narrowly to Blayney, 17-16.
Wednesday, March 8
Game 1: On the sixth end, Skip. Jack Smith and Grahame Spurway scored three shots to level the scores at four shots all with Skip. Denis Oxley and Kevin Miller, who led 16-7 after the 11th end. By finishing the best, Denis and Kevin won 25-13 over Jack and Grahame.
Game 2: By scoring one shot on the 13th end, Norm. Hayes and Barry McPherson levelled the scores at nine shots all with Skip .Mick. Sewell and Pat Duff. Then by scoring ten shots to six shots, Norm. and Barry were successful winning 19-15 over Mick and Pat.
Game 3: Skip. Trevor Kellock and Arthur Williams were leading 12 -4 after the tenth end against Skip. Grahame Mays and Bob Foster, who were down 7-20 after the 15th end. Trevor and Arthur, who will play in the Final of the B Grade Pairs, easily defeated Grahame and Bob 26-10.
Friday, March 10
Game 1: First round game of B Grade Singles. where Barry McPherson scored One shot on the 21st end to level the scores at 16 shots all with Jack Smith, who scored two shots on the 27th end to level the scores at 21 shots all with Barry. Then, Jack was leading 27-25 after the 33rd end, finally winning 31-25 over a gallant Barry.
Game 2: By scoring two shots on the eighth end, Skip. John Martin and Russell Robbins levelled the scores at eight shots all with Skip. John McDonagh and Tony Culnane. Then by scoring 11 shots to three shots, John and Russell won 19-11 against John and Tony.
Game 3: After the eighth end, Skip. Kevin Miller, Ken Fulton and Paul Rodenhuis were leading 14-4 over Skip. George Ballard, Ian Hurford and Grahame Spurway. Team Miller easily won 28-7 over Team Ballard.
Saturday, March 11
Game 1: Skip. Garry Connors,John McDonagh and Merv.James led 10-2 after the eighth end, then they were leading 18-7 after the 16th end over Skip. Norm.Hayes, George Ballard and Phill.Murray. Team Connors easy won 24 shots to eight over Team Hayes.
Game 2: After the fifth end, Skip. Geoff. Thorne and Bob Lindsay led nine shots to nil against Skip. John Archer and Ken Fulton, who fought back to be just down 14-16 after the 15th end. Both teams each scored three shots with Geoff and Bob winning a great game of Lawn Bowls 19-17 over John and Ken.
Game 3: Skip.Ted Summerfield and Bob Foster levelled the scores on three occasions, eight all on the tenth end, 11 all on the 15th end, then 14 all on the 18th end with Skip. Ron William from Foster,who teamed with his old schoolmate, Jim Grives. By scoring two shots to one shot, Ron and Jim, also won a fantastic game of Lawn Bowls 16-15 over Ted and Bob. Man of the match was Bob. Sunday, March 12 No 3 Grade Pennants. The games of the above pennant games were played between the West Dubbo Bowling Clubs' teams and our Bathurst City teams. Bathurst defeated West Dubbo 61 shots to 56 shots.
Game 1: Skip. Ross James won 22- 18.
Game 2: Skip. Ken Waddell won 24 - 20.
Game 3: Skip. Mick Hall lost 15 - 18.
Bathurst finally winning 9 - 1.
Sunday, pennant games, Bathurst City played Orange City. Bathurst defeated Orange City 57 shots to 53 shots.
Game 1: Skip. Norm Hayes won 21 - 19.
Game 2: Skip. Gordon Adams won 24 - 11.
Game 3: Skip. Jim Grives lost 12 - 23.
Bathurst finally winning 9-1. (33 ends to 30 ends).
Majellan Bowling Club
by Bob the Bowler
Social Bowls: Rink winners for this week’s Tuesday Social Bowls competition were Allan Clark, Bill Gaylard and Jim Clark with a 19-16 score over Ken McNamara, Gus Thurgood and Ken Hartwig after a very slow start and a final end win. An early jump had the McNamara team at 3-0 after the second end and they were 7-1 in front after the fifth end. By the 13th end the scores were even at nine all and 16 all after 21st end, but a three on the last for the Clark team made the difference.
Tony McNamara and Paul Francis scored a comfortable 27-13 win over Kerry Connors and Tim Pickstone in a lead from the front performance. By the 10th end, the McNamara team were in front 17-1 and the Connors team didn’t hit double figures until they scored a four in the 20th end. Tony Hogan, Ian Dews and Keith Pender collected a 20-16 win over Paul Kennedy, Bob Bembrick and John Banning after jumping from the blocks with a four to get things underway. From there they maintained their lead despite a strong finish by the Kennedy team.
John Hobson, Bruce Parr and Frank Farrell with a score of 19-14 defeated Ted Summerfield, Peter Martin and Darrell Bellamy, despite the Summerfield team winning the first four ends. By the seventh it was all even at four all, but a five for the Summerfield team in the eighth pushed them to 9-4 and this seemed to encourage action from the Hobson team. By the 14th end it was all even at 11 all but the Hobson team lost just three of the next seven ends to win comfortably.
Friday Twilight Bowls saw two rinks in action with Betsey Thornberry, Peter Zylstra and Jenny Press scoring a 12-9 win over Pauline Clark, Peter Zylstra and Val Zylstra over 14 ends. Allan Clark and Tim Pickstone scored a 16-7 win over Tony Press and Ron Weal over 11 ends and both rinks stayed on for drinks and a BBQ. Saturday afternoon social competition numbers were down due to Pennants commitments. However, John Hobson, Peter Zylstra and Tim Pickstone scored a 25-18 win over Tiger Smith, John Boson and Jim Patton after the Smith team scored a three on the first end. By the fourth end the Hobson team had a 9-3 lead and they maintained it to the finish.
Trevor Pallister and Terry Clarke had a 26-21 win over Barney Lavelle and Ron McGarry jumping from the blocks with a two and three before the Lavelle team scored first points. The scores were even after the ninth end and the Pallister team were down 14-11 after the 13th end, but from here they picked up their game to score on seven of the next nine ends.
Pennants and Club Championships: Mick McDonald and Tony McNamara scored a hard fought 20-17 win over Allan Clark and Frank Farrell in a 2017 Major Pairs Championship match with the scores even after the second, ninth, 11th, 13th and 16th ends. A six in the 18th end by the McDonald team pushed their lead out to 20-12 and the Clark team were simply not able to close the gap.
Glen and Tony Urza teamed up to defeat Ted Stretton and Peter Drew 28-12 in another 2017 Major Pairs Championship match and then took out the daily rink prize for good measure. The Stretton team scored first, however a four-end run for 16 points, which included an eight-shot end win, from the second end by the Urza team gave them a 16-1 lead after the fifth and things were looking very ugly for the Stretton team. By the 20th end it was all over.
A 2017 Minor Singles Championship match saw Peter Drew score a 31-16 win over Terry Clark after 26 ends. Drew grabbed the early running with a four-nil lead after the third end and he maintained the pressure throughout the remainder of the match, wining 16 ends in total.
The second round of the District Pennants tournament this week saw the Fours at home to Wallerawang on Sunday with Majellan running out comfortable winners. The Sixes were away at Lithgow City on Saturday and unfortunately only one game was won by the Majellan team who lost by a significant margin. Selectors have made the draw for both teams for the coming weekend. Please check the noticeboard.
The return leg of the Wallerawang/Majellan Club Challenge has been scheduled for April 30 and nominations are being called for players. Easter Monday, April 17, has been selected for a Mixed Triples Friendship Day to be held at the Bathurst City Club and all players are welcome to attend.
Renovations to the Brian McIntosh Green have just about been completed with some games having been played on the surface already. The Official Re-Opening of the green has been planned to coincide with the Brian McIntosh Memorial Day, May 7. The day will include two games of triples played over 18 ends each with lunch between games. Prizes will be awarded for game and tournament winners. Majellan Bowling Club plays host to a wide range of functions and celebrations each week and rarely do our guests leave without commenting on the great facilities and the friendly atmosphere. If you are planning an event of any kind, why not consider the Majellan with all our facilities including barefoot bowling available. Bookings are essential but we’re certain you will be impressed.
That’s it for another busy week readers so until next time, has this ever happened to you? “Ever stop to think, and forgot to start again?”