Wednesday, October 31
Jackpot Social Bowls. Eighteen bowlers played a game of triples and three games of pairs.
Game 1; Three of Railway Football Club’s finest teamed up in this game. Tony Copeland, Bob Heffernan and Jim Grives 22 defeated Ron Hollebone, Arthur Williams and Pat Duff 21. An extra end was required to get a result. The old footballers led 8-0 after three ends and 10-6 after seven ends.
Team Duff hung in and six shots on the 13th end gave them the lead 18-13. They held that lead until the 20th end but team Grives scored on the 21st end to draw level and scored a shot on the extra end to claim victory in a very good game of bowls.
Game 2; Jeff Larsen and John Martin 27 defeated Arch Ledger and Barry McPherson 18. Arch and Barry led 12-2 after seven ends. Jeff and John won the next six ends and led 16-15. They then won six of the last seven ends to have a comfortable win.
Game 3; Allan Clarke and Ray Noonan 21 defeated Phillip Murray and Bob Lindsay ten.
Allan and Ray led 6-4 after seven ends and increase their lead to 13-7 after 14 ends cruising to a comfortable win.
Game 4; Bob Foster and Ross James 22 defeated Jack Smith and Ian Cunningham 19.
Bob and Ross led 14-12 after 14 ends. Six shots to Ian and Jack gave them the lead 19-14 after 16 ends but Bob and Ross won the next five ends to win a good close game.
Friday, November 2
Friday saw a game of Major/Minor Pairs Championship, a Semi-final of the Club Fours Championship and 1 social game.
In the major/minor pairs Bob Foster and John Archer 17 defeated Arch Ledger and Phil Gray 15. John and Bob led 9-2 after seven ends and 13-9 after 14 ends. Arch and Phil scored six shots to four over the next seven ends but could not make up the leeway.
In the fours the five time winners of the title were attempting to make the final for the 6th consecutive year. Bobby Lindsay, Bryan Bromfield, Geoff Thorne and Ross James 23 defeated Ron Hollebone, Paul Reece, Richard Simpson and Ken Waddell 18.
Team Waddell led 7-5 after five ends. Scores were level 14-14 after 14 ends. Waddell led 18-17 after 17 ends, but as champions do, team James rallied and won the last four ends to claim victory in a high quality game of bowls.
Graham Spurway, Ian Cunningham and Ray Noonan 21 defeated Spud Spurway, John Martin and Peiter Buining 12. Team Buining led 9-5 after seven ends but team Noonan drew level 11-11 after 12 ends and finished strongly for a good win.
Saturday, November 3
Twenty-two bowlers played one game of triples and four games of pairs played in a sets format.
Game 1; Ron Hollebone, Barry McPherson and John Finlay defeated John McDonagh, Hans Hummelshoj and Bryan Bromfield 3 sets – nil; 8-5, 9-4, 10-7 with John Finlay the star.
Game 2;Arthur Williams and Jim Grives combined brilliantly to defeat Phil Murray and Denis Harvey 3 sets to nil. 13-5, 12-5, 9-2.
Game 3; Garry Hotham and John Archer defeated Paul Reece and Ross James 2 sets to 1; 7-2, 14-4, 5-10
Game 4; Mick Sewell and Ray Noonan and John Fulton and Bob Lindsay shared the game 1 set each with a drawn set; 9-3, 6-6, 4-10. Team Noonan were successful in the tie breaker.
A good fun afternoon with the changed format well received.
Saturday Morning November 3 Bathurst Real Estate Junior Development Squad
Our President Ross James is doing a great job fostering and developing Junior Bowls. On Friday he and Gordon Adams had 32 student from local schools learning the art of Lawn Bowls.
On Saturday morning Ross along with Mick Sewell and Paul Rodenhuis continued to work with our Junior Development Squad.
Guy Lore teamed up with coach Ross James to narrowly defeat Kane Butler and Brody Carter 7-5 after seven ends.
Karli Butler and Clara Bromfield 14 defeated coach Mick Sewell and Fletcher Ryan three in another good game over ten ends.
It is pleasing to see the skills being developed from this enthusiastic group of bowlers. Well done to all squad members.
Junior Squad is on every Saturday morning from 10am to 12noon. Any interested Juniors are most welcome.
For adults wishing to try the game of Lawn Bowls you are welcome to attend sessions at 10am each Monday.
Come along and see Gordon Adams and Paul Rodenhuis in a fun exercise based on friendship.
By Bob the Bowler
A warm sunny Spring afternoon for the Tuesday afternoon Social Competition this week attracted just three rinks of bowlers after a busy Turnaround triples tournament over the previous weekend.
Rink winners were Garry Cameron, Ian Warren and Kevin Howard with a 21-19 win over Allan Clark, John Bosson and Barry Quigley with the result not clear until the final two ends.
The Cameron team opened with a three with scores even at 6-6 after the sixth end and 9-9 after the 11th end.
The Cameron team took control from here and moved steadily forward but a five for the Clark team had scores even at 18-18 after the 19th end. The Cameron team responded with a three which was enough to take the win.
Tim Pickstone, Ron Hollebone and Paul Kennedy scored a 23-17 win over Terry Burke, Ray Minogue and Frank Farrell, with the Pickstone team taking the lead in the tenth end and holding on right through to the post.
The Burke team dominated the early ends leading 8-2 after the seventh end, but the Pickstone team hit their straps from this point and scored on all but five of the remaining 14 ends.
Trevor Pallister and Terry Clark collected an 18-15 win over Beau Pallister and Gus Thurgood, with the win coming in the final end of the match when the fourth change in leader was recorded.
Scores were even after the sixth and eighth ends and Beau Pallister’s team led for the majority of the match and were 15-11 ahead after 19 ends. A two and five for the Trevor Pallister team in the last two ends gave them the match.
Saturday was again sunny and warm with three rinks of triples in play. Rink winners were Ian Schofield, Hugh Brennan and Tim Pickstone with a 23-15 win over Trevor Pallister, Terry James and Ron McGarry with the Schofield team taking the lead from the blocks and never looking back.
By the end of the fifth end they were 6-1 in front and into double figures after the 11th end.
A five and three in the 13th and 14th ends, kick started the Pallister team’s score card but the Schofield team immediately came back with a four end run for five points which was enough to give them the match three ends later.
Allan Clark, Roger Cooper and Max Elms recorded a 28-19 win over Noel Witney, Terry Clark and Paul Kennedy with the Clark team sitting 14-0 after the fifth end.
The Witney team made it to double figures in the 13th end however, by then the Clark team were 23 so it was going to be an uphill battle for the Witney team. A four in the 19th end for the Witney team helped but it was not enough.
Rhyce Harvey, Ray Minogue and Trevor Sharpen recorded a last end win of 19-18 against Beau Pallister, Kevin Howard and Ken Hartwig, despite only leading on four ends in the match but, importantly, they were in front on the last end.
Scores were even after the second, 16th and 20th ends when the Harvey team came from 18-14 down, and then they scored a single shot in the final end to give them the match.
2018 Club Championships
In a semi-final of the 2018 Mixed Fours Championships Glen Urza, Beryl Flanagan, Tony Urza and Cindy McGrath scored a 32-9 win over Tony McNamara, David Josh, Sue Murray and Merle Stevens with the Urza team opening their account with a five and four to take a lead that was never under threat.
Scoring singles on just two ends, the Urza team recorded a seven, five, two fours, a three and three twos in a dominant display. The match was called off after the 18th end with the McNamara team just short of double figures at that stage.
The Men’s Bowls Committee also met to appoint the Committee for 2018/2019 with Kevin Howard applauded for his efforts in the previous year and he was reappointed for the ensuing year.
Craig Townsend, Craig Bush, Tim Pickstone, Paul Kennedy and Glen Urza were appointed Selectors and a busy Pennants season is anticipated.
The Special Meeting of Club Members called to consider changes to the Club Constitution resulted in the changes not being accepted by the meeting and further work will be needed in this are by the incoming Board.
The Majellan Bowling Club AGM was conducted on November 4 with Bob Lundie-Jenkins, Athol Flanagan, Peter Drew, Gus Thurgood, Tiger Smith and Terry Burke elected as Directors for the 2018/19 year.
Financial accounts were presented to the very well attended meeting which reported a net trading profit of almost $15,000 which puts the Club in a healthy position going forward.
The 2018/19 year was also the most successful in the Club’s history for lawn bowls with increased membership, increased numbers of bowlers and revenue.
The meeting showed their appreciation of the efforts of the Green’s Management Team by acclamation and the contribution to the Club by Athol and Peter Flanagan by the naming of the number one green the “Flanagan Green” was unanimously agreed by the meeting.
The final round of the Majellan/Wallerawang Challenge is scheduled for the 25th November and nominations are still being received for the event. Majellan has been successful in the past two encounters and it would be great to make it a treble if possible. Our newly appointed Selectors will determine the teams for the event.
Unfortunately, the planned December 1 Club Christmas Party and Presentation Night has been cancelled for this year as a result of poor ticket sales.
Hopefully an event to celebrate our winners might be held in the New Year.
That’s it for another week at Majellan readers, so until next time, here’s something inspirational from Sydney Harris, “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?”