By the Bowling Shark
With a quitter week at the Majellan with no No 6 Pennants until May 4 and 5 in Narromine, the Social and Club Championships took centre stage, with some very interesting results.
This is a good time to remind bowlers that there are Social bowls on Tuesday's and Saturday's and also Sunday at 1pm for those that turn up.
Please check the Board to see when your next Championship game has to be played, and with the Triples coming up ensure your team is ready.
This is how the week played out at the 'Jelly:
Tuesday, April 2 Social Games
Rink 2: Tim Pickstone and Paul Kennedy had to pull out all the stops against George Ballard and Allan Clark who had a handy lead of seven points after 11 ends.
Team Kennedy returned serve and came up trumps in the end after an impressive 8 points on the last two ends 23-21.
Rink 4: Keith Pendes, Brayden Jord and Kevin Howard opened the scoring against Dick Graham, Jim Clark and Ron McGarry.
With the scores level on five after five ends Team McGarry took control of the match and came up winners for the day 33-16.
Rink 6: Ian Warren and Tony Hogan were stuck on four points after 11 ends against Ray Minogue and Noel Whitney who dominated the scoring with a 18-5 lead after 13 ends.
Team Whitney taking the win in the end 27-12.
Saturday, April 6
Rink 1: Social Game
Ted Parker, Mick Simmons and Tiger Smith had a close game against Ron McGarry, Roger Cooper and Greg Q-Scott.
Team Smith took the early lead and managed to hold onto this throughout the match to take the win 22-19.
Rink 3: Major Fours Championship Game
Tony Hogan, Kerry Connors, Tony McNamara and Mick McDonald proved they were in contention against Trevor Sharpham, Ken Hartwig, Noel Whitney and Allan Clark.
With a very tight match throughout, the scores were only tied once on the 21st end 18 all, which required an extra end to be played and in the end there can only be one winner and that was Team Clark taking the closest of margins 19-18.
Rink 5: Major Fours Championship Game
George Ballard, Kevin Howard, Paul Kennedy and Tim Pickstone didn't know what hit them against Mick Tremain, Craig Townsend, John Hobson and Peter Naylor.
Team Naylor dominated the match from the third end and never looked to be threatened by Team Pickstone who tried as they may could not get the points on the board.
Team Naylor annihilating Team Pickstone 32-6.
Rink 6: Social Game
Terry James, Ray Minogue and Garry Cameron took an early 13 point lead after five ends against Greg Cross, Terry Clark and Butch Stevens.
Team Cameron dominated the match with Team Stevens lack lustre scoring throughout. Team Cameron taking an easy win 27-16.
This wraps up another week at the Majellan Bowling Club, so remember, be kind to each other and Stay Frosty.
Another busy week on the greens.
Wednesday jackpot bowls saw 30 bowler played five games of triples.
Ray Neely, Ian Cunningham and Bob Lindsay 25 Pat Williams, Neville Kable and Ron Cambey 15.
Team Lindsay led throughout this game leading 12- 4 after seven ends and 16-9 after 14 ends and cruised to victory winning the ends 13-8.
Team Cambey just could not find their rhythm.
Rod Luck, John Martin and Gray Hotham 24 defeated Peter Ryan, Pat Duff and Ray Noonan nine.
Team Noon led 4-2 after four ends. Team Hotham took the lead on the five ends and never surrendered it.
They led 7-4 after seven ends and 15-7 after 14 ends and never let Noonan's team back into the game winning the ends 15-6.
Bob Foster, John Davis and Denis Oxley 20 defeated Mick Burke, Tony Copeland and Gordon Death 16.
Team Oxley got a good start and led 13-2 after seven ends.
Gordon Death rallied his team and the trailed 10-15 after 14 ends.
They continued the comeback to trail by one shot 14-15 after 17 ends.
Team Oxley won three of the four final ends to win 20-16.
Ends to team Death 11-10.
Barry McPherson, Bob Michelle and Jim Grives 31 defeated John Allbutt, Phil Murray and Trevor Kellock 17.
Team Grives led 9-3 after seven ends and 24-5 after 14 ends.
Team Kellock won four of the five last five ends to take their score to 17. Grives teams scored two shots on the last end for a good win.
Ends to the winners 13-8.
Robert Thompson, Bob Heffernan and Gordon Holland 19 defeated Graham Hobby, Jack Smith and Mick Sewell 17.
Team Holland led 6-2 after seven ends and 17-8 after 14 ends. Team Hobby rallied and won the last four ends to fall 2 shots short.
Ends to team Holland 11-10.
Friday saw one game of pairs.
Kevin Miller and Denis Oxley 16 defeated Brian Burke and John Archer 14.
Kevin and Denis scored five shots on the first end and led 8-4 after six ends.
Brian and John fought back to lead 11-9 after 12 ends.
Kevin and Denis came back again to win a close game 16-14.
Ends to Brian and John 10-8.
Saturday social bowls saw 22 bowlers play one game of triples and 4 games of pairs.
John McDonagh, Mick Sewell 17 drew Paul Rodenhuis and Norm Hayes 17.
Paul and Norm led 7-5 after seven ends, John and Mick fought back to lead 13-11 after 14 ends.
Paul and Norm led 16-13 after 17 ends but John and Mick won three of the last four ends snatching a draw on the 21st end.
Ends went to John and Mick 11-10.
Ian Schofield, Geoff Waters 23 defeated Arch Ledger and Ross James 19.
Ian and Geoff started best and led 11-2 after seven ends.
Arch and Ross stuck to the task and led 17-16 after 16 ends.
Ian and Geoff won four of the last five ends to win a good game and the ends 12-9.
Arthur Williams and Bob Lindsay 17 defeated Bill Murray and Ken Fulton 16.
Phil and Ken led 7-5 after seven ends. Arthur and Bob fought back to level 11-11 after 14 ends and won three of the last four ends to snatch victory.
Ends to Arthur and Bob 11-10:
Gary Hotham and John Archer 34 defeated Paul Reece and John Finlay 16.
Gary and John got a great start leading 9-0 after three ends and 14-5 after seven ends.
They led 24-12 after 14 ends. They continued the form, scoring ten shots to four over the final seven ends to register a good win.
Ends to Gary and John 14-7.
Barry McPherson, Trevor Kellock and Ray Noonan 26 defeated Ron Hollebone, Bruce Rich and Jim Grives 14.
Team Grives led 6-5 after seven ends.
Scores were level at 11-11 after 14 ends but team Noonan scored six shots on the 16th end, then seven shots on the 19th end to seal a comprehensive victory.
Ends to the victors 11-10.
Sunday saw the final round of zone 4 Pennants season.
No 2 played Parkes at Parkes and lost 10-0.
86 shots to 42. 37 ends to 26.
Bob Lindsay, Ken Fulton, Bryan Bromfield and Ross James 14, Parkes (Gary Carberry) 28
Ray Fitzallan, Peter Wibberley, John Archer and Phil Gray 11, Parkes (Brett Frame) 35
Ian Schofield, Gary Hotham, Richard Simpson and John Finlay 17, Parkes (Mitchell Wendt) 23
No 6 played Oberon at Bathurst and lost 9-1.
26 shots to 56. Won the ends 34-29.
Ron Cambey, Paul Reece, Ron Hollebone and Geoff Waters 15, Oberon 26.
Kevin Miller, Joe McCurry, Luke Dobbie and Bob Burke 23, Oberon 15.
John Fulton, Brodie Carter, Denis Oxley and Ray Noonan 18, Oberon 21.
No 7 played Wallerawang at Bathurst and won 10-0.
69 shots to 60. Ends to Wallerawang 32-31.
Barry McPherson, Bruce Rich, Phil Murray and Norm Hayes 28, T. Doggett 24.
Paul Rodenhuis, Brian Burke, John McDonagh and Jack Smith 20, D. Francis 17.
Arch Ledger, Jeff Lawson, Bob Heffernan and Jim Grives 21, Greg Anderson 19.
Thanks to all players for representing the club in this years Pennants particularly those that filled at short notice.
Thank you to the umpires, scorers, cooks, bar staff and greens staff.
Good to see three of our club stalwarts back on the green, welcome back Tony Copeland, John Allbutt and Arthur Williams.
To our junior bowlers Brodie Carter and Brendon Maggs enjoy your experience at the zone championship in Dubbo. Bowl well and enjoy it.
Stay united as unity is strength.
See you on the greens.