Shoalhaven Exservicemen's & Sports Club

Mens Lawn Bowls

What's on in September 2014

Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm Social Jackpot Bowls
Each Saturday at 1:00 pm Championship & Social Bowls

Club Minor Singles Championship - Final - Sat 6th September (TBC)
Club Minor Pairs Championship - Commence - Sat 13th September

Special Events

Ex-Servicemens Grades 4 & 6 — Flag Raising Day
Commences: 10:00am
Dress: Club Uniform

Current Club Committee

President...Eddie Lee
Vice Presidents...Tim McCormack & Peter Smith
Secretary...Ian Abberley
Treasurer...Dave Solomon
Bowls Secretary...Garnet Eastment
Assistant Bowls Secretary...Steve Hollington

Committee...Gary Trautsch, Steve Hollington, John Newbold

The Selection Committee...Garnet Eastment, Gary Trautsch, Graham Hulbert & John Black

Below:- Eddie Lee - President (2014)

Reigning Champion Bowlers

Major Singles (2014)

Champion: Tomas Giddings
Runner-up: Tim McCormack

Major Pairs (2014)

Champions: Harry Griffiths - Gary Thurston
Runners-up: John O'Dell - Peter Smith

Club Triples (2014)

Champions: Matthew Rosina - Harry Griffiths & Peter Smith
Runners-up: Alan Rose - Alessandro Lattanzio & John Black

Club Fours (2014)

Champions: John Newbold - Tim McCormack - Kel Turner & Eddie Lee
Runners-up: Pat Ward - Niel Miller - Jim Green & Bruce "Dooley" Gould

Major/Minor Pairs (2014)

Champions: Ian Abberley - Eddie Lee
Runners-up: Steve Hollington - John Edwards

Minor Singles (2013)

Champion: Ian Abberley
Runner-up: Mick Fernie

Minor Pairs (2013)

Champions: Alec Lattanzio - Peter Smith
Runners-up: Tim McCormack - Kel Turner

Life Members

The Committee acknowledges and thanks all life members for their highly valued and respected contributions to our proud club.

George MacMillan
John Rodgers (deceased)
Wally Ludlow (deceased)
Kevin Duffey
Gordon King
Jim Baker (deceased)
John Braiden (deceased)
Cec Laurie (deceased)

Week ending Sunday 31st August 2014

Saturday saw a small contingent of bowlers gather for the semi finals of the Minor Singles Championships with a couple of social games in support. Despite the overcast skies and heavy green, a good afternoon of bowls was enjoyed by those in attendance. The story of play from the semi finals was as follows;

Semi Final 1 – Kel Turner & Gary Thurston. With both competitors demonstrating excellent form heading into this game, the scene was set for a grand battle. Gary began the better, edging away before Kel found his line and reigned in the margin. Gary composed himself and set about
re-establishing his lead, however Kel once again dug deep, and closed the margin to two. Ahead 14–12 and sensing the threat from Kel, through some quality bowling Gary took ten shots over the next five ends to power ahead. Despite some fine bowling of his own, Kel was unable to reel Gary in a third time, succumbing 31–19 as Gary advances to the final.

Semi Final 2 – Max Stevens (( John Black. Very quick out of the blocks, John rapidly took charge establishing front position and control of the game. With John seemingly finding shots at will, there was very little Max could do, to wrestle his way back into the match. Very much his day, John easily going on to win the game 31–14 and set up a great final showdown against
Gary Thurston.

Prize winners for Saturday afternoon were announced as)) P Wellstead, G Thurston (( M Fernie

With the wet weather keeping many hunkered down)) warm and dry at home. Despite glimpses of sunshine, Wednesday saw only 18 bowlers gather to try their hand in the less than desirable conditions. Following all games, prizes were awarded as follows:

1st R Joyce, T Wright & G Tearle

2nd T Smith & J Edwards

Rink 4 and Tommy Smith tried his luck on the wheel and found the going similar to the greens, Slow and challenging. Tom was not able to line his pockets with the jackpot. Next Week a $310 jackpot is on offer.

A reminder to all members of our Flag Raising day programmed for this Saturday, 6th September, commencing at 10am. Dress for the day is club uniform. Members planning to attend are to advise Catering Officer, Steve Hollington of attendance by Wednesday 3rd September to facilitate catering.

On the Notice Boards

2014 Club Minor Singles Championship – Final, Scheduled 6th September 2014.

2014 Club Minor Pairs Championship – Nominations, entries close 10th September 2014

Scheduled Bowls this coming week

Wednesday 3rd September, Jackpot Social at 1:00pm

Saturday 6th September, Flag Raising Day at 10:00am


2014 Club Triples Champions

Harry Griffiths - Matthew Rosina - Peter Smith

Ex-Servo's Win Grade 4 Pennant

Congratulation to our Grade 4 Pennant Side on a successful season, winning the South Coast District Grade 4 Pennant.

Ex-Servo's Win Grade 6 Pennant

Congratulation to our Grade 6 Pennant Side after a remarkable season finishing on top of the Grade 6A division.

The side continued their good form to claim the South Coast District Grade 6 Pennant by defeating St Georges Basin (6B) in the play-off held at Huskisson.


Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens Ladies Grade 4 Pennant Side, take the title

A hearty congratulation to our Ladies Grade 4 Pennant Teams on their decisive victory over local rivals Nowra. It was a great achievement by the ladies in reaching the final and to be crowned District Champions is feat to be very proud of. Details of the final held Tuesday 15th April at Bomaderry Bowling Club are;

Sylvia Burke, Thelma MacDougal, Norma Yee & Isabel McLeod – Won 28-13
Aurelia Lattanzio, Sue Rose, Pat Leach & Elva Dinnie –Won 26-14

By taking out the District title the ladies have secured themselves a place in the NSW Pennants to be held at Raymond Terrace later this year (August).

Well done ladies a fantastic effort and another great achievement for the Shoalhaven ExServicemens Club.

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