It was good to see more bowlers on our greens this week to enjoy all the fun and friendship of your lawn bowls mates.
Wednesday, Jackpot October 3
Wednesday’s jackpot bowls saw 20 bowlers play five games of pairs with the following results
Game 1: John McDonagh and Glen Kinlyside a visitor to our club from Shoalhaven Heads defeated John Martin and Dennis Oxley 27-14. Glen and John Led 3-0 after the first end then John and Dennis drew level 7-7 after four ends. The scores were level again 14-14 after fourteen ends but the Kinlyside kept Oxley’s team scoreless over the final seven ends running out easy winners 27-14 with the ends also going to the winners 14-7
Game 2: Jimmy Grives teamed up with Jack Smith and defeated Ian Cunningham and Ray Noonan 23-12. The double J team of Jim and Jack led 9-0 before Ian and Ray opened their account scoring 3 shots on the fifth end. The two teams then went end for end with Jim and Jack leading 13-12 after fourteen ends and like game 1 the winners won the final seven ends and the game finishing 23-12 along with the ends 13-8
Game 3: Allan Clarke and Jeff Larson defeated Bob Lindsay and Phillip Murray 19-11. Allan and Jeff took the lead on the fourth end and were never headed leading 11-4 after seven ends and then 15-7 after fourteen ends and finished the game 19-11 proving to be too strong for Phil and Bob on the day. The ends were won by Allan and Jeff 14-7
Game 4: Kevin Miller and Norm Hayes defeated Arthur Williams and another visitor from Shoalhaven Heads Steve Catteral 23-16. Steve and Arthur led 6-1 after four ends but then Kevin and Norm fought Back to lead 9-7 after ten ends. Steve and Arthur led 11-10 after fourteen ends but 5 shots on both the 15th and 16th ends gave team Hayes a commanding lead that they held onto until the game was called after the twentieth end. The ends were even 10-10 but the two fives proved to be the difference
Game 5: Ron Hollebone and John Archer 25 defeated Kevin Howard from Majellan and Peter Buining 15. Kevin and Peter led 5-0 after three ends but then Ron and John kicked in and levelled the scores with 5 shots on the fourth end. The scores were again level at 8-8 after seven ends and then team Archer took the lead away from team Buining on the ninth end and held on until the finish. The ends went to Ron and John 11-10
Friday, October 5
Friday afternoon social bowls had six hardy souls playing one game of triples.
Game 1: Pam Warren, Arch Ledger and Ray Noonan defeated Kevin Miller, Ken Kitt and Ian Cunningham 16-10. Team Cunningham scored a shot on the first end but then Noonan’s side won the next six ends in a row to lead 10-1 after seven ends and 16-2 after twelve ends. Cunningham’s trio fought back to win the next four ends and trail 10-16 before the game was called.
Bathurst Real Estate Saturday Morning Junior Development Squad
With school holidays now happening the juniors will recommence on Saturday, October 20 after the school holidays is over and is open for all junior boys and girls to attend commencing at 10am and finishing at 12noon and has three qualified and accredited club coaches who will be in attendance for coaching these promising juniors.
Saturday, October 6
Saturday afternoon bowls saw a good roll up of 32 bowlers to play two games of Club Championship Fours and four social games of pairs
Game 1: The 2 Championship Fours games started the weekend with the strong defending champions over the last 4 years Bobby Lindsay, Brian Bromfield, Geoff Thorne and Ross James 27 playing Arthur Williams, Ron Cambey, Norm Hayes and Mick Sewell 12. Team Sewell won the first end to lead 2-0 but that was the only time they would lead this game as team James led 8-5 after seven ends, 25-8 after fourteen ends and then 27-12 when the game was called after the twentieth end. The fours champions showed that they will once again be very hard to beat. The ends were won by team James 13-7
Game 2: The second Championship Fours game was Kevin Miller who subbed for Ray Fitzallen, Peter Wibberly, John Archer and Phil Gray defeating John Fulton, Gary Hotham, Ian Schofield and Greg Brodie 30-18. Team Gray led 9-5 after seven ends but then team Brodie fought back to lead 12-11 after eleven ends. Team Gray regrouped and scored 19 shots to 6 over the final nine ends before the game was called after twenty ends with the ends going to the victors 12-8. Team Gray has also shown they will be hard to beat in the coming championships.
Game 3: Bob Heffernan and John Finlay 29 defeated Jack Smith and Dominic Sloane 29-13. Jack and Dominic led 10-7 after seven ends but the experience of John and Bob showed as they combined well to defeat Jack and Dominic and the ends went their way also 12-9. Dominic is the grandson of Peter and Cheryl Sloane and the son of Dennis and Tanya Sloane who were former long-time residents of Bathurst along with being strong playing members of the Bathurst City Bowling Club who now reside in Darwin. Dominic has just returned from the Australian Under 18 Championships where he represented the Northern Territory as a skip
Game 4: Bobby Foster and Dennis Oxley 20 defeated Phil Murray and Paul Reece 18. Bob and Dennis led 8-0 after three ends and then 9-4 after seven ends and put on a commanding lead of 20-8 after fourteen ends but Phil and Paul then found their rhythm and balance and powered home to win the final seven ends but fell short by 2 shots. The ends went to team Reece 13-8. That is the second game in a row that Dennis has lost the last seven ends in the game but at least won this one but Oxley could need more fitness training and less coffee
Game 5: Ron Hollebone and Jim Grives defeated Ray Noonan and Arch Ledger 26-16. Jim and Ron led from the second end and combined well. Shorty and Arch played good bowls but had no luck on the day as Hollebone has now found his form and is like a tiger on the bowling green these days. The ends went to team Grives 11-10
Game 6: Barry McPherson and Ted Summerfield 19 defeated Bruce Rich and Hans (Viking) Hummelshoj 13. Bruce and Hans led 6-5 after seven ends and 13-7 after fourteen ends but this was to be the last shot that that team Hummelshoj would win as Barry and Ted scored 12 shots over the next four ends to lead 19-13 when the game was called after only eighteen ends with the ends scoring at 9-9
Other News: Special meeting of the Men’s and Women’s Bowling Clubs at 12.15pm this Saturday, October 13 as we all plan our way to go forward together. Congratulations to Ray Fitzallan on winning his section in the Rookies Zone 4 Championship Singles last Saturday but was unfortunately beaten in the semi-final. Well done Ray on a good effort.
By Bob the Bowler
Tuesday Afternoon Social Bowls this week was played in great weather attracting three rinks with John Hobson and John Bosson taking the game and rink win 22-12 against Noel Witney and Gus Thurgood. The Hobson team jumped early but the Witney team opened their account with a one, four and two to lead 7-3 after the sixth end. By the end of the ninth, the Witney team lead was 10-5 but their run stalled as the Hobson team came back to hit the lead after the 11th end and they were never headed again in the match winning by 10.
Terry and brother Jim Clark scored a 23-19 win over Bob Bembrick and Ian Warren, but it could have gone either way with scores even after the fifth, 11th and 19th ends. The Bembrick team scored first points with a three and were in front 9-8 after the eighth end, but the Clark team kept the pressure on and finished the match by winning the final three ends. The Bembrick team scored a four in the seventh and 17th ends to keep the pressure on the Clark team but it was not enough in the finish going down by four.
Tim Pickstone, Allan Clark and Bob Jenkins collected a 29-12 win over Ron McGarry, Allan Clark and Ray Minogue after the Pickstone team charged from the gate to lead 10-1 after seven ends and 15-2 after 11 ends. The Pickstone team scored a five and five three shot ends to overpower the McGarry team who managed one four and one three shot win.
Rink winners in the Saturday Afternoon Social Competition were Mick Simmons, Robert McLean and Terry Clark with a 26-15 result over Allan North, Robert McLean and Kevin Howard with both teams scoring a four in the first two ends. Scores were even after the second, fourth, seventh, 14th and 16th ends as an indication of the closeness of each team’s abilities, but it was the Simmons team who broke away in the final six ends to capture an 11 point win.
Tony Hogan, Peter Zylstra and Paul Kennedy scored a 22-19 win over John Hobson, Gus Thurgood and John Bosson with the win coming in just the last three ends. The Hobson team scored three in the first, but scores were even after the sixth end. A six for the Hogan team plus two one’s put them in front 11-4 after the eighth and they looked to have the Hobson team’s measure, but scores were even again after the 13th end. A four in the 18th put the Hobson team ahead 19-14 but a six, one and one gave the Hogan team the match by three.
Noel Witney, Tony Press and Ron McGarry collected a 23-9 win over Tiger Smith, George Ballard and Ted Parker with the Witney team taking the lead in the first with a two, and they were never headed after that. The Smith team managed to score on six ends to the Witney teams 14, with a five scored in the 15th end by the Witney team to really push their advantage.
2018 Club Championships
Craig Bush and Mel Parker scored a 25-20 win over Allan and Pauline Clark in the Mixed Pairs championship with the Clark team ahead 4-2 after three ends. A five-end run for 12, which included a six, pushed the Bush team to a 14-4 lead after the eighth end. Despite a valiant attempt by the Clark team to trail by just one point after the 17th end, the Bush team kicked again to win by five.
Tim and Anne Pickstone collected a 26-23 win over Tony McNamara and Merle Stevens in a high-pressure Mixed Pairs match that went down to the wire. The Pickstone team jumped early with a five and three but scores were even at 9-9 after the seventh end. The McNamara team then pulled out to 15-9 in front before the Pickstone team responded with a three and five to lead 17-15 after the 11th end. The Pickstone team were in front 19-16 after the 13th and 22-17 in front after the 16th end, but the McNamara team came back again to trail by 23-22 after the 19th end. A three in the 20th by the Pickstone team pushed them out to 26-22 and the single shot response by the McNamara team saw them take silver three shots behind.
Tiger Smith, Leonie and Ron McGarry and Marlene Naylor scored a come from behind 18-14 win over Allan and Pauline Clark, Anne and Tim Pickstone combination in a Mixed Fours Championship match. The Clark team scored singles in the first three ends and were in front 4-1 after the fifth end and 5-4 after the eighth end. A five in the ninth for the Smith team put them 9-5 in front and they remained in front from there on wining by four shots.
Majellan Bowling Club Limited members are again reminded that the AGM for the Bowls Committee will be held at 10am, a Special General Meeting will be held at 11am and the Club Limited AGM will be held at 11.30am on Sunday, November 4. Members will be asked to vote on a revised Club Constitution at the Special General Meeting and a copy of this document is on the Club’s Facebook page and in the Club for member’s review.
Tickets for the Club Presentation Night to be held on Saturday, December 1 are on sale at $25 each in the Club. A two-course dinner and musical entertainment will be on offer for the evening and this is a chance to celebrate the achievements of all our Club and Tournament Bowlers, as well as a chance to get the Christmas season underway with a bang. Partners are more than welcome so don’t miss out on a great night out at Majellan.