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The major influence on the club’s weekly bowls program was the wet weather. The rain stopped play in the Pennant games on Sunday 21st March and all scheduled play for Wednesday and Thursday was called off.

On Sunday play resumed in the Pennant match between Young’s Grade 3 and Grade 4 sides.

This resulted in a win for the Grade 3 side on all three rinks.

In the individual games David Quigley defeated George Somerville 30–13, Damien Miller defeated Geoff DeBritt 26–13 and Peter Watts defeated Cliff Traynor 23–16. In Grade 5 Young resumed their game against Harden at Harden. The overall result was a narrow 60–54 win to Harden.

Les Fanning defeated Brian Gibson 23–14, Ian Gailey lost to Tony Fisher 16–20 and Mark Brownlie lost to Shane McKellar 15–26.

On Saturday there were three games of Club Singles completed.

John Cooper completely dominated the scoring in the first half of his game against Brian Christie winning 14 of the first 17 ends to lead 24–5. Brian won 8 of the next 9 ends to trail 19–25 before John went on to win 31–24.

Geoff Holt played Ian Schofield in a game that lasted 42 ends. Geoff gained a small lead early in the game and after 26 ends was in front 23–13. Ian then won 5 ends in a row to take the score to 23–22.

Over the final 11 ends there were 9 ends with just 1 shot being scored as Geoff took out the game 31–27.

The third game saw Joe Bargwanna opposed to Harold Anderson. Joe did best over the first 19 ends to lead 21–9 and was in front 25–13 after 24 ends. From that point, the game changed completely with Harold winning 9 consecutive ends to record a 31–25 win.

In addition to the players involved in the singles, another 14 players were on the green.

Andrew Hutchison, Jeff Jacquier and Garry Trudgett dominated their game to win by 30 shots.

Other winners were Mark Brownlie and Peter Watts (11 shots) and Tony Ruhl and Col Chapman (11 shots).

Play over the Easter weekend will see Jackpot Bowls played on Saturday afternoon and Nominated Open Pairs played on Sunday afternoon.

Pennants will resume on Sunday 11th April.

Players are reminded that entries for the District Singles Championships close on Thursday 8th April and due to the change in the Pennants schedule the two dates for play are Saturday 17th April and Saturday 24th April.

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