Things started to return to normal this week with everyone back at work or thinking about it.
Retirees are starting to consider their next holiday and pennants are the discussion point on the green. Oh isn't it fun.
Results from Wednesday's three games:
Game 1: John Martin, Trevor Kellock and Geoff Thorne played Phil Murray, Denis Oxley and Ross James. Geoff's team gave him a welcome back performance winning thirteen ends.
Lucky for some, they say, but not for Ross on this occasion. Win for Geoff's team 26 to 11.
Game 2: John Fulton and Bob Lindsay played Ian Cunningham and Norm Hayes. Closer game on this occasion with the end 11 to 10 to Bob.
Norm's team struck out early leading 18 to 9 at sixteen ends only to be run down at the end. Win to Bob 20 to 19.
Game 3: Paul Rodenhuis and Jack Smith played Tom Rodenhuis and Pat Duff. Welcome back Tom.
Tom and Pat lead all the way in this game starting well and maintaining the edge through scoring multiples when required.
Win to Pat 25 to 10.
ROSS JAMES' PRESIDENT'S DAY
On request from the President proceeding were both brief and informal.
Ross' hard work and value to the club was the underlying factor of all speeches.
We thank all who contributed to this enjoyable day.
Game 1: Dan Carter, Denis Oxley and Ross James played Arch Ledger, Paul Reece and Geoff Thorne.
As with all official days it was apparently decided that the Preso could not go home a loser.
The game was tied up on four occasions before ending at 15 all with the ends tied as well.
Game 2: John Martin, Hanns Hummelshoj and John Finlay played Anthony Morrissey, Jack Smith and Dennis Harvey.
Dennis' team started well winning the first two ends until the import from Blayney hit his straps and fired up his boys. They slowly crept away to eventually win by 18 to 10.
Game 3: Paul Rodenhuis, Ian Schofield and Ken Waddell played Bob Foster, Richard Simpson and Alex Birkens.
At the eleventh end this game was 13 all but from that point on Alex's team scored 10 to 1 to run out winners 23 to 14.
Boof said after the game that he was just building up confidence in his pennant crew.
Game 4: Barry McPherson, Pat Duff and Norm Hayes played Phil Murray, Bob Heffernan and Mick Sewell. Norm started well winning the first seven ends to lead by 9.
Mick struck back through the centre of the game only to drop two scores of 5 on the last two ends. Win to Norm 21 to 12.
Game 5: Grant Brunton, Bob Lindsay and Jim Grives played Adam McKay, Trevor Kellock and Garry Hotham.
Garry started with wins in the first two ends with Jim striking back to lead 10 to 7 at the eighth and 18 to 12 at the 15th end.
From there Garry recovered to win the game 19 to 18.
Good to see Adam on the greens again.
Game 6: Ron Cambey, Ray Noonan and Peter Wibberley played Bruce Rich, Ian Cunningham and Bryan Bromfield.
This game was one where possibly all the slithers went one way, but of course you would never admit that. Skipper was his usual self and Ian got the result when needed.
All in all an enjoyable afternoon. Win to Bryan's team 20 to 10.
This was the last game on the Bathurst City greens for Peter Wibberley who is transferring to Darwin.
We wish him and family all the best and hope they enjoy their time in the tropical north.
Also we must say farewell to Dan and Brodie Carter who are moving to Hervey bay, we again wish you both the best for bowls and life going forward.