Game one: Trevor Kellock and Kevin Miler faced off against Ron Cambey and Paul Reece.
In a very tight first half, scores were all locked up at eight all before Ron and Paul surged to lead 21-10 at the 17th end mark.
They then had to endure a fight back where Trevor and Kevin won the last four ends but couldn't bridge the gap.
Ron and Paul earning a 21-15 victory.
Game two: Jeff Larsen and Geoff Thorne asserted their dominance early over Barry McPherson and Norm Hayes leading 11-3 at the halfway mark. A four on the 12th end got Barry and Norm back in the game but from that point Jeff and Geoff won six of the last nine ends eventually winning 23-12.
Game three: In a truly dominate performance Annette McPherson, Ian Shaw and Ray Noonan led visitor Robin Moore, Phil Murray and John Finlay 16-0 after eight ends.
Despite a late six by team Finlay, team Noonan maintained their dominance, including a massive seven, to run out 33-14 winners.
Game four: Margaret Miller and Alby Homer teamed up against John Martin and Jack Smith. After four ends Margaret and Alby led 6-4 before turning on the after burners to lead 20-5 after the 10th end. From that point they controlled the game running out 34-13 victors.
Game five: Visitor Keith Pender and Denis Oxley jumped out to a 7-0 lead after four ends against Ian Cunningham and Bob Lindsay. A six-end winning streak to Ian and Bob saw them establish a 13-8 lead. In a real tussle, Keith and Denis trailed by a single shot after 15 ends before Ian and Bob scored 10 shots in the next three ends to earn a 26-21 victory.
Game one: Bob Foster, Norm Hayes and Alex Birkens jumped out to an early 7-1 lead against Phil Murray, visitor Vince DiFalco and Ray Noonan. By the 16th end team Noonan had tied it up at 15-all. A crucial four on the 19th end to team Birkens was enough to secure a great 22-17 win.
Game two: Chris Stafford, Ron Cambey and John Finlay won the first three ends of their game against Ian Shaw, Nev Townsend and Mick Sewell before the latter had it all tied up at six-all on the 8th end. A solid run of five ends to team Finlay established a 17-8 lead and despite a five on the 13th end, team Sewell could not bridge the gap. A 22-15 win to team Finlay.
Game three: Our state bound champions Kevin Miller, Luke Dobbie and Alby Homer had a challenge on their hands when they faced off against Denis Oxley, Pau Reece and current bowler of the year Phil Gray.
Team Gray started well to lead 11-4 after nine ends before team Homer fought back with four shots over the next two ends. From that point team Gray applied the pressure to run out comprehensive 31-16 winners.
Game four: In a match with some extra feeling, Ron Hollebone, Geoff Thorne and Ross James took on Majellan's Tiger Smith, Richard Simpson and an old friend Bernie Didusko. With some big bowls being played all round, team James forged a 15-5 lead after 10 ends. As expected, team Didusko refused to lie down and trailed by just four with three ends to go. Team James were able to hang on for a 23-17 win.
Game five: Susie Simmons, Ian Schofield and Dennis Harvey got off to a flier leading Anthony Morrissey, Bruce Rich and Garry Hotham 9-0 after just two ends. They continued this dominance to lead 20-3 after nine ends.
However, team Hotham were never going to lay down and won seven of the last ten ends. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough with team Harvey winning 25-20.
Game six: In an interesting game Arch Ledger, Arthur Williams and Jim Grives took on John McDonagh, Trevor Kellock and Mick Simmons. In a game where the lead changed a number of times, team Grives won thirteen of the twenty-one ends.
Unfortunately for them, team Simmons picked up two 5s and a four to run out 21-18 winners.
All the best to our regular scribe Paul Rodenhuis who has been unwell recently. The thoughts of our members are certainly with you Paul.
By the Bowling Shark
Welcome to this week's wrap up at the Majellan. Due to the Shark having holidays there's a bit of a catch up this week. So, this is how they rolled:
Saturday 9 January
Rink three: Tony Urza, Glen Urza and Craig Bush were slow off the mark against John Hobson, Mick McDonald and Peter Naylor being 8-3 down by the 8th end. But with a match that was anyone's Team Bush held out for a 20-19 win.
Rink four: Dave Josh, Tiger Smith and Lotsa Kostza lead from the start against Trevor Sharpham, Terry Burke and Tim Pickstone. Team Pickstone fought back to level the match on the 22 end (18 all). However Team Kostza had other ideas and won the match 22-19.
Rink five: Kerry Connors, Max Elms and Alan Clark opened the scoring well against Jeff Adams, Ron McGarry and Noel Witney. Team Witney levelled the match on the 8th (6 all), 11th (8 all), and 16th (11 all). But from there it was all Team Clark who romped home 32-12.
Rink six: Dick Graham, Terry Clark and John Bosson seriously dominated Phillipe Legall, Ron Hogan and Ray Minogue from the onset of the match. Team Bosson lead from the third end to win comfortably 29-9.
Rink seven: Andrew Field, Ted Parker and Phil Burgess made it look easy against Des Sanders, George Ballard and Peter Zylstra. Team Burgess had a 13 point lead by the sixth (13-0) and the writing was on the wall. Team Burgess taking the win and putting team Zylstra in the shame file 31-9.
Tuesday 12 January
Rink two: Terry Clark, Andrew Field and Max Elms were slow off the mark against Phillipe Legall, John Banning and George Ballard. With team Ballard making the most of it and keeping Team Elms in the shame file the win went comfortably 23-9 in the end.
Rink three: Alan Clark (swing bowler), Dick Graham and Phil Burgess battled it out to the end against Alan Clark, Mick Burke and Gordon Holland. What looked like early to be a one way affair Team Holland broke out to a 12-3 lead by the 8th. But Team Burgess fought back to level the match 15 all on the 18th and again 16 all on the 20th, so the final end proved victorious for Team Burgess taking the win 17-16.
Rink four: Noel Witney (swing bowler), Tom Beck and Paul Galvin had the scores level on the 7th (nine all) against Noel Witney, Ian Warren and Des Sanders. But from there Team Sanders dominated the score board and took the win 25-20.
Rink five: Tim Pickstone (swing bowler), Robin Moore and John Bosson opened the scoring against Tim Pickstone, Keith Pender and Jim Clark. Team Clark levelled the scoring on the 4th (five all) however from there it was all team boson with a comfortable win 30-22.
Saturday 16 January
Rink three: Tim Pickstone and Noel Witney never saw the lead against Dave Josh and Mick McDonald but stayed in the match. Team McDonald confident with the win 20-15.
Rink four: Dick Graham, and John Bosson had a close match against Ron Hogan and Des Sanders. With a close match throughout and the scores level on the third (two all) and only again on the 20th (16 all). So the final end went to Team Sanders 17-16.
Rink five: Ted Parker and Paul Francis struggled from the get go against Trevor Sharpham and Alan Clark. With scores level on the 10th (six all) Team Clark took the momentum to take the win 20-14.
Rink six: Terry Burke and John Hobson cruised to an easy victory against Jim Clark and Lotsa Kostza. With Team Kostza never in the match it was a lesson in the making with a comfortable win for Team Hobson 26-6.
Rink seven: Peter Zylstra and Ron McGarry found the going tough against Jeff Adams and Chuck Connors. The match was levelled on the 11th (nine all), but from there was a one way street for Team Connors taking the win 18-13.
Sunday 17 January
Rink two: Mel Parker and Noel Witney opened the scoring and dominated the match against Margret Miller and Merl Stephens. With Team Witney leading from the start to the end it was a great win 20-15.
Rink three: Ron McGarry and Hugh Brennan never looked comfortable in their match against Kevin Miller and Tim Pickstone (who sat back in the lounge chair letting the lead do all the work). With Team Pickstone setting the pace it was always going to be a struggle. Team Pickstone having an easy win 21-10.
Rink four: Des Sanders and Leonie McGarry had a match up against Liz Draper and Alan Clark. With Team McGarry taking the early lead it was possible that there was victory in sight. However from the 6th end Team Clark dominated and took the win 19-13.
Rink five: George Ballard and Jocelyn Ballard levelled the match on the 9th (eight all) against Andrew Field and Sue Murray. From there it was all a one way show with Team Murray taking the win 18-10.
Rink six: Phil Murray and Peter Drew had a close match against Ted Parker and Trevor Sharpham. Team Sharpham had to fight back from a 14-6 deficit to hold out the lead on the 20th 16-14 to take the win 16-15.
Rink seven: Pauline Clark and Ray Minogue made it look easy against Anne Pickstone and Ron Hogan. With Team Minogue taking the lead on the second end and not looking to be threatened from there it was all Team Minogue 24-11.
Just a reminder that the club will be holding mixed social bowls on Australia Day and will also celebrate one of the directors becoming an Aussie. Well done Terry James.