MAJELLAN MEN’S BOWLING CLUB
Written By: The Bowling Shark
This week at the Majellan saw the RSL Super Pairs played over two days, a Championship game and Social Bowls on Tuesday. A big thank you to the Bathurst RSL Club for the sponsorship of the Supa Pairs which was played on the weekend with slight rain and cloud conditions on the Saturday and a near perfect day on Sunday.
This is how the week played out:
Tuesday, February 5:
Rink two: Men’s Minor Pairs Championship Game
This saw Hugh Brennan take on Scott Chapman in their first round match. Hugh Brennan opened the scoring for the first three three to be 5-0, with Scott Chapman coming back by the sixth end 4-5. By the eighth end the scores were tied seven apiece. Hugh Brennan then took control of the match winning the next ten ends in a row to lead 21-7. By the 28th end Scott Chapman found his form to come back within four to be 21-25. Hugh Brennan picked up another five points to be one point from the win, when Scott Chapman came away with the win winning the last three ends to take the match 31-30.
Rink four: Social Game
Kevin Howard and Ken Hartwig were behind the eight ball from the start and never looked to be in the game against George Ballard and Noel Whitney. By the 13th end Team Whitney double Team Hartwig with a score of 14-7. In the end Team Whitney were too good with a final score of 27-14.
Rink five: Social Game
Dick Graham and Alan Clark were another team that struggled on the day winning only five ends out of 21. John Bossom and John Hobson were refined in their pursuit for victory with only one lost end out of 13 straight from the eighth end. It was pretty to watch and the frustration was evident but the final score spoke volumes, with a 29-10 victory for Team Hobson.
Rink six: Social Game
Terry Clark, Paul Kennedy and Terry Burke bucked the trend of the day and gave Peter Zylstra, Gus Thurgood and Tony Hogan a run for their money. Team Burke were in a battle from the get go with the lead only ever changing once in the end but the scores being tied on ends six, 14 and 18.
In the end it came down to the last two ends with Team Hogan taking holding the lead with a score of 20-18, but it was with some luck and skill combined that Team Burke plucked the win in the end with a four point end win to take the match 22-20.
On Saturday and Sunday the Bathurst RSL Club Super Pairs were played with 16 teams in action. Teams from Blayney (Thanks for travelling Chappy and Snow), Bathurst City Bowling Club and The Majellan made up the draw. The match was played over five rounds and used both Greens with two rinks being required on Green two. Each round had rink winners:
Round 1: Team Whitney
Round 2: Team Urza
Round 3: Team Howard
Round 4: Team Archer
Round 5: Team Hogan
The results for the weekend are as follows:
- First – Team Bush +47, four win pme loss
- Second – Team McDonald +29, four win one loss
- Third – Team Cooper +24, four win one loss
- Fourth – Team Noonan +20, four win one loss
- Fifth – Team Chapman +4, three win two loss
- Sixth – Team Pickstone +3, three win two loss
- Seventh – Team Urza +3, three win two loss
- Eighth – Team Whitney -,5 three win two loss
- Ninth – Team McNamara -12, three win two loss
- Tenth – Team Archer +8, two win three loss
- 11th – Team Murray 0, 2 win three loss
- 12th – Team Brennan -1, two win three loss
- 13th – Team Howard -27, two win three loss
- 14th – Team Hogan -10, one win four loss
- 15th – Team Cameron -34, zero win five loss
- 16th – Team Zylstra -43, zero win five loss
A big thank you goes out to all the helpers for this event, to all the ladies that feed the hungry hordes over both days and to Ted for cooking the BBQ. To Dianne for being the umpire when required, and to Kevin for tallying all the scores.
Once again a huge thank you to the Bathurst RSL Club and the President Ian Miller who presented the winners with their prize money, without the support this event would not take place and everyone at the Majellan are appreciative of their funding. The Bathurst RSL Club support so many sporting organisations throughout Bathurst and return hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the community of Bathurst, again Thank you.
BATHURST CITY MEN’S BOWLING CLUB
On Wednesday 22 bowlers played three games of triples and one game of pairs.
Bob Foster, Bob Heffernan and Jimmy Grives 16 defeated Barry McPherson, Jeff Larsen and Allan Clarke 14. Team Grives led 7-4 after seven ends and 12-9 after 14 ends. Team Clarke stuck to the task and took the lead 13-12 after 17 ends. They could not maintain the momentum and the Grives trio won a good close game. Ends went to the Clarke tri 11-10.
Phillip Murray, Ron Hollebone and John Archer 21 defeated Kevin Miller, Luke Dobbie and Ross James 17. The Archer trio led 6-5 after seven ends. Team James picked up five shots on the 12th end to lead 13-9 and led 16-12 after 14 ends. Team Archer then won six of the last seven ends to win a good game of bowls. Ends to the winners 12-9.
John Martin , Ian Cunningham and Ray Noonan 18 defeated John McDonough, Ron Cambey and Garry Hotham 15. Team Hotham got the better start and led 7-2 after seven ends. Team Noonan fought back but the Hotham trio still led 13-10 after 14 ends. Noonan’s trio finished the stronger winning five of the last seven ends. Ends went to team Noonan 11-10.
Pat Duff and Bob Lindsay 18 defeated Trevor Kellock and Bryan Bromfield 17. Pat and Bob led 5-2 after three ends but by the seventh end Trevor and Bryan had fought back winning four consecutive ends to lead 7-5. They continued the momentum and led 11-9 after 14 ends. Pat and Bob scored two shots on the 21st end to force a draw and then scored a single on the extra end. Ends went to Trevor and Bryan 13-9. The jackpot was not won.
Friday saw ten bowlers play a game of pairs and a game of triples.
John Martin and Norm Hayes took on Arch Ledger and Denis Oxley. The game was tight after nine ends with team Oxley leading 8-6 but a seven end winning streak saw team Oxley record a dominant 25-9 victory. Ends went to the Oxley team 11-7.
John McDonough, Liz Bull and John Archer 19 defeated Kevin Miller, Jack Smith and Ray Noonan 17.Trailing 10-14 after 11 ends a six on the 12th to team Archer was the turning point of the match to lead 16-14. Despite Shorty regaining the lead with a three team Archer won the final two ends. Archer’s team won the ends 8-7. The jackpot of $354 was won by the game of triples to make it a memorable afternoon. The mid-week jackpot is back to $12.
Saturday saw 22 bowlers play four games of pairs and one game of triples.
In a thrilling game of bowls Garry Hotham and Bryan Bromfield 21 defeated Paul Reece and Bobby Lindsay 19. In a game where the scores were tied on four occasions Bryan and Garry scored a three and two to close the match out and score a memorable victory. Bobby and Paul won the ends 11-10. Ends went to team Lindsay 11-10.
In a game requiring an extra end to decide the winner, Nev Townsend and Ross James 20 defeated John Fulton and John Fulton 19. Whilst Ross and Nifty led for every end up to the 20th, the two Johns were never far away scoring a two and one on the last two ends to force a tie breaker. In a quality extra end both teams held shots with some quality bowls with Ross and Nev prevailing in the end. James’s team won the ends 11-10.
Bobby Foster and Dennis Harvey 24 defeated Brian Burke and Hans Hummelshoj 21. After dropping an opening three team Hans won the next five ends to lead 7-3. A massive seven to team Harvey on the tenth gave them a 13-8 lead. Another four on the 14th put their lead out to 19-11 and were able to hang on for a solid victory. Ends went to team Hans 11-10.
John McDonough and Jim Grives 24 defeated Arthur Williams and Trevor Kellock 17. Team Grives strung together a couple of sequences of winning ends including two fours and a three to lead 19-8 after 12 ends. Despite winning six of the final nine ends team Kellock was unable to close the gap enough for a good win to John and Jim. Team Grives won the ends 12-9.
Paul Rodenhuis, Barry McPherson and Alan Clarke 27 proved too strong for Arch Ledger, Bruce Rich and Bob Heffernan 14. Team Clarke won seven of the first nine ends to lead 15-5. Team Heffernan won the next three ends to draw closer 10-15, but team Clarke won a sequence of five ends to maintain their dominance and end up comfortable winners. They won the ends 14-7. The jackpot was not won and now stands at $177.
The Bathurst Real Estate Junior Development Squad recommenced on Saturday with seven participants. After completing some drills to hone their skills, A game of triples followed with Brendan Maggs, Karli Butler and Guy Lore defeating Brody Carter, Clara Bromfield and Kane Butler in a tight tussle. We are delighted that Abbey Bromfield has joined our squad. She is currently working very hard on developing her delivery technique. Congratulations to Brody Carter and Brendan Maggs who have both accepted a bowling scholarship from the Bathurst City BC to acknowledge their developing skill levels. We look forward to seeing them compete.