Saturday and Sunday saw the annual Carillion City Fours Tournament.
Played in ideal conditions.
Fifty two teams played five games of bowls over 15 ends for a total of $10,000 in prize money.
The winners were Orange City, Ian Call, Wayne Call, Mick Stevens and Ian Webb.
Five win + 29, $4000.
Second prize a team from Wollongong led by Glen Taylor.
Five wins + 24 $2000.
Third prize Ettalong led by former winner Phil Westcott, George Fold, R Lawson and T WhelN.
Five wins + 21, $1000.
Fourth prize West Dubbo led by Tim Farrell.
Four wins + one draw +58, $800.
Fifth prize a team led by Richard Girvan, New Zealand International with Lee Thompson, Mark Watt, Michael Clark.
Four wins + one draw + 53, $600.
Sixth prize Richard White from Belrose
Four wins + 29, $500
Seventh prize Blayney led by Josh Bargwana with Phil Lees, Brent Lees and Bathurst City’s Paul Reece.
Four wins + 23. $360.
Ninth prize a composite side led by Bathurst Deputy Mayor Bobby Bourke, $240.
Tenth prize Blake Bradke from Grenfell. $200.
Rodney Dixon was undefeated having three wins and two draws and was unlucky not to claim prize money.
A great tourament. Congratulations to President Ross James and his committee and to the many volunteers, along with the club manager Rebecca Maithie and her staff and volunteers, well done.
To our sponsors Mick and Stacey Whitaker from Bathurst Real Estate and Bathurst Council thank you again.
The raffle prizes went to:
- First prize. A set of Aero Bowls to Robert Lindsay.
- Second prize. Iron Jack Esky to Danny Harvey.
- Third prize. Bowls Shoes to Phil Ramsay.
- Fourth prize. Carton of beer to Bob Wren.
- Fifth prize. Bowls bag to Mick Sewell
Thanks you bowlers, one and all for your support.
Results of Fridays social bowls.
Game 1: Bob Heffernan and Ian Cunningham 18 def Paul Rodenhuis and Pat Duff 15. Ian and Bob had the best of the start winning the first six ends to lead by ten shots to nil. They maintained the momentum and leapt to 16-7 after 12 ends. Paul and Pat hung in the battle and won five of the last six ends to fall just short of the target. Ends went to Bob and Ian 10-8
Game 2; Spud Spurway, Arch ledger and John Martin 24 defeated Graham Spurway, Hamish McKay Jim Box six. The Martin trio led 8-1 after five ends and 12-3 after ten ends. Six shots on the 11th end shut the gate on any comeback from the Box trio although they never gave up and won the final two ends. Looking at the score Spud must have bowled better than Graham. Ends to the winner 10-5.
Game 3: Gary Barley, Jim Russell 28 defeated Pieter Buining and Ray Noonan eight. Ray and Pieter led 6-0 after three ends and 6-5 after five ends. Gary and Jim led 10-7 after ten ends and 12-8 after 12 ends. They then went on a scoring spree, scoring 16 shots on the next six ends to record a convincing victory. Ends to the winners 13-5. Gary a former local resident and lifetime friend of Blayney stalwart Jim, enjoyed catching up with a few old faces.
Don’t forget the cross the river challenge on Saturday, December 15. City Captain is Gary Hotham and Country Captain is Paul Reece. There is a sheet on the board.
Our annual presentation night will follow the bowls. Our Junior Development Squad is on again this Saturday at 10am with Ross, Mick and Paul. Also, bowls for learners on Mondays at 10am with Gordon and Paul, come along and try it. All Welcome.
Bathurst City Bowling
Bathurst City Community Club which is home to the Bathurst City Men and Women’s Bowling Clubs has four exceptional bowling greens that are used for not only for bowling competitions but for casual bowls and barefoot bowls also. All four greens can accommodate up to 220 bowlers at any given time.
- Monday – Social and Barefoot Bowls (By Booking Only)
- Tuesday – 10am Ladies Bowls – Creams / Barefoot Bowls
- Wednesday – 1pm Men and Women’s Bowls – Mufti / Barefoot Bowls
- Friday – 2pm Men and Women’s Bowls – Mufti / Barefoot Bowls
- Saturday – 1pm Men’s Bowls – Creams / Barefoot Bowls
- Sunday – By Booking Only
Barefoot Bowls can be played any day of the week during the BCCC’s open and closing hours. While bookings aren’t mandatory, we do prefer that you make a booking so that we may accommodate you. A fee of $5.00 per person is all that is charged to play barefoot bowls and this fee also includes all your equipment. What a bargain!
Barefoot Bowls Guidelines
While we don’t want to take the fun out of playing Barefoot Bowls, there are a few basic instructions that need to be followed. Drinking is permitted but no glass is to be taken onto the greens, plastic glassware only.
Please do not sit on the bank of the green or stand in the ditch around the playing edge. Please do not drop or throw the jack or bowls – step, bend, swing and roll the jack and bowls towards your target. At the end of the game, please place the bowls back into their rack/case and return it to the bar along with your mats and jacks.