THE final of the club Mixed Fours Championships was played Saturday, December 21 and the victors were Peter Hall as skip, Chris Kane as third, Leonie Gilford as second and Dianne Lewis the lead and they accounted for Tom Moore as skip, Glen Dennes as third, Narelle Boyd the second and Laurelle Dennes.
Tom Moore's team did take the lead on the first end by picking up two shots but from there on it was Peter and his team who took control and led all the way to take the title with a score line of 27-14. Player of the match Dianne, Chris and Leonie gave the skip an 'armchair' ride for most the match, except for the final ends when Tom and his crew were able to pick up six shots.
On several occasions Tom was able to play some nice recovery bowls, but in the end his opponents were worthy winners of the crown.
ALL bowling members welcome our new board and there could be a breath of 'fresh air' circulating for the commencement of the New Year. The outgoing board members worked hard and long to keep our club alive last year and they deserve a pat on the back for their perseverance.
OUR nominated selectors have been busy putting together teams for two trial games as well as an inter-club trial and towards the end of January the correct formation of all those teams should fall into place to commence Pennant games on March 2.
THE selected number two and five grade players are to travel to Manning Point for the first of the trial games. The seven grade will play the reserves at home and all players are requested to indicate their availability - at the time of going to print there were a number of players who have not ticked their name on the sheets. The following Saturday Taree Railway are to bring their teams to our club for trial games.
Major and minor singles
ENTRY sheets are on the board and these games are being scheduled for play on Thursday evenings commencing at 5:30pm. The first round will be February 6.
WINNING this event were Jim and Robyn Gillogly with their +15 against Sini Wolters and Mal Cannon. In other games Reg Wallace and Leonie Gilford had a 19-15 win over Ron Lollback and Claudia O'Donnell and Mick Hollebone, Glen Gilford and Lillian Cross just got over the line with a two shot victory against Ben Wolters, Janet Nash and Faye Wallace.
Saturday open three game triples
THIRTY players turned up for this popular event which was taken out by Stan Burnell-Jones, Elaine Holden and Glen Dennes with their three wins and a +16. Coming in with three wins and a +13 were Greg Bartlett and Glen and Leonie Gilford. Ben Wolters, Jack Pie and Peter Holden also had three wins but a +12. With two wins and a +3 were Robert Allan, Barry Kershaw and Peter Kriss. On a disputed result, Lillian Cross caught the games organiser out when her team of Toa Proctor and Denise Polley had two wins and a +11. Col Watson, Peter Williams and Max Cumberland finished with two wins and a +1. Those that didn't fare too well and failed to win any games were Peter Hall playing with Claudia O'Donnell and Rex Thomas, Michael Clarke, Barry Smith and Tim Richardson, Chris Kane, Howard Snelson and Sini Wolters, Tom Moore, Dallas Hammond and Mick Hollebone.