Congratulations to Aaron Hutchison our Major Singles Champion for 2012.
Aaron won the final contest of the “A” singles event last Saturday over Robbie Stanford in a dominant performance that certainly shocked the window tappers who had probably anticipated a more keenly-contested affair, but after just 24 ends marker President Kevin Rider halted proceedings with the score line 33/9.
Robbie, who has always admitted to being a slow starter, shouldn’t have been surprised to find himself behind 13/3 after nine ends, but try as hard as he could he just wasn’t able to get back in the game, and with Aaron in red-hot form and not letting up, the end was unfortunately for Robbie a forgone conclusion just some 10 ends later.
So the “A” Singles are over for another season and another new name for the honour board. Just one game in the “B” Grade singles was played last weekend, with Geoff Bohm defeating Geoff Anderson to set up a semi-final clash with Arnold Gillespie next Saturday.
The other semi-final will see Warren Brown line up against Steve Riley after he received a forfeit from Bob Davis on Saturday.
Nominations are now being called for the “A” Triples championships, with intending players having three weeks to get organised, as nominations close July 21. The first round action is scheduled for the last weekend in this month.
Nominations for our President’s Day are coming in nicely, and hopefully the house full sign will go up before the closing date of July 12. To avoid disappointment get your teams in this week.
Social bowls numbers this week weren’t too bad with some 20 players having a hit out on Thursday and another 20 going round on Sunday morning.
Firstly to the wrap of play on Thursday where we saw on rink 16 the trio of George Shearwood, Clifton Harris and Peter Cross have a well- deserved win 23/17 over Peter Finnemore, Don Gibson and Rick Bohm.
On rink 17 we saw the other triples contest result in a win for Chris Harding, Bob Ashdown and Danny Carnevale 17/15 over Mal Hitchcock, Peter Kelly and Ray Cross.
In the first of the pairs confrontations on rink 18 the result was a 23/23 draw between Bruce Livingston and partner Des Lincoln who were opposed to John Heterick and Adam Morrissey and it was another close affair on rink 19 with just the one shot difference 22/21 in favour of Bob Weir and Norm Newman over Bill Shaw and Robert Bateman.
Once again the Judge was absent from the bench, so yours truly had to do the results and after careful scrutiny of the points came up with the following.
In first place with 15 points was the trio of Chris Harding, Bob Ashdown and Danny Carnevale, while the runners-up cheque went to George Shearwood, Clifton Harris and Peter Cross just one point back on 14. The jackpot prize pool was not won and so will do just that next Thursday.
Sunday’s social bowls saw the following occur: the winners on 15 points were Mick, Doc and Dave Mc - that’s what was written on the card.
In second spot was the trio of M Smith, R Bateman and B Wilkie on 14 points with an honourable mention going to Mavis and Puddy who also had a win over “Legs” and “Goose”.
In the final match also a pairs confrontation, an equally honourable result occurred with the score line being 16/16 after the rain-shortened decision to halt all matches after 15 ends.
Those involved in the contrived draw were “Ashy” and Geoff A, who played “Pricey” and “Sully”.
Our next trivia night will be on Tuesday, July 24 with all proceeds going to that great organisation Multiple Sclerosis, and with local girl Nicole Gillette helping conduct the show, there will no doubt be a host of good prizes to be won. So get your teams together and come along. At just $10 per head, you and your mates will enjoy a couple of interesting hours of trivia, and perhaps win a great prize.
Well that’s it for another week but finally it seems my comments about last Sunday morning’s bowls raised the ire of a couple of our lady bowlers.
It seems my article indicated they were not happy to have new bowlers on hand, but after talking to one of them this week, that was certainly not the issue, so if my slant seemed that way then no that wasn’t my intention, my apologies if that was the case.
Hopefully in the weeks to come, a more controlled running of Sunday mornings will help with some of the issues raised in my article.
Bob is on safari for six weeks and obviously this event at this stage of its progress couldn’t wait until he came back - Bob being more than happy to let Warren progress simply forfeited the game on Saturday.