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
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