Congratulations to Robbie Stanford and Aaron Hutchison the Major pairs champions for 2012.
The final was played Saturday morning in ideal conditions. Robbie and Aaron took charge right from the start, and despite their opponents Steve Riley and Wayne Beahan making a short charge midway through the contest, the margin eventually blew out to such a level that the last couple of ends weren’t needed to complete the win.
So one pairs’ championship down and one to go, and with that plan in mind the final of the “B” grade pairs has been set down for play this coming Saturday afternoon at 1.30pm.
This match will feature Norm (Keno) Newman and Puddy Gillespie up against Geoff Cape and Steve Riley. It should be a cracker of a match, and I’m sure the window tappers will be out in force.
Also programmed for Saturday afternoon are a number of first round matches in the “A” Grade Singles championships for 2012.
The bowls committee has also called for markers for this event, so if you would like to help out on Saturday there is a list on the noticeboard to put your name down, it would be appreciated.
The games for Saturday will have Danny Carnevale playing Des Lincoln, Robert French is set down to play Bruce Maher, David McNair takes on Bob Davies, Rick Bohm lines up against John Heterick, Robbie Stanford plays Phil Harding, with Brian Bulley set down to play Geoff Anderson in the last of the six, round one matches.
Pennants at the weekend saw the Grade 2 squad go down to Dubbo City in a thriller 1½ to 4½ with just four shots the winning margin for the home team.
This was a pretty good effort from this depleted squad which had some five Grade 6 players lining up with the top grade.
So the effort wasn’t all gloom and doom and certainly those number 6 players will garner invaluable experience for the run. Speaking of the number six squad, the boys will be back in action this coming Sunday when they take on Coonamble, the other section winner for the right to represent our district at the Zone play-offs in June.
Obviously with such an important game on the line, the selectors will not be meeting in time for this column to announce the team for Sunday, but rest assured those selected will be notified before Thursday and the side will be publicised on the noticeboard with venue, time of departure travelling arrangements etc.
With all the championships and pennants taking precedence it was still good to see good fields for the social bowls activities this week as well.
Thursday saw 16 players go round, while Sunday morning’s chook run featured some 24 keen athletes.
Firstly to Thursday and the day’s winner’s were Peter Kelly, Brian Bulley and Don Sullivan who scored some 16 points in their 33/15 win over Warren Brown, Neil Bootle and Ray Cross.
The runners-up cheque went to Brian Maher and Bill Prosser with 14 points scored in their 22/17 win over Des Lincoln and Peter Cross.
Good to see Brian on the paddock again, and having a blinder.
The other rink in action saw a win for Billy McIntyre, Clifton Harris and Danny Carnevale 23/17 over Gordon McIntyre, Robert Bateman and David McNair. The jackpot was not won and so climbs just that much more for next week.
Four rinks of triples went round on Sunday morning, with the draw for partners and opponents done under the astute care of bowls convenor for the morning Bruce Maher.
Winners on the morning were the trio of Bev Bulley, Bob Davis and Jan Buswell with some 15 points.
The runners-up cheque went to Gordon McIntyre, Mavis Leak and Bruce Maher with 12 points, while the jackpot of $72 went to the trio of Ted Webb, Heather McIntyre and Geoff Anderson.
Well that’s all for this week best of luck to our grade 6 boys this coming Sunday .