The first round of the Club Triples Championship was completed on Saturday. Five games were played and the results were as follows:
Terry Holmes, Ian Gailey and Ian Schofield defeated Milan Brankovic, Bill Maloney and Cliff Traynor 24–22; Colin Powell, Les Fanning and Mark Anderson defeated Michel Alavoine, Aldo Malvicino and Brian Christie 27–19; Joe Bargwanna, Geoff DeBritt and David Ward defeated Brian March, Tom Shapcott and Peter Watts 28–20; Joe Hennock, Mark Brownlie and Scott Douglas defeated Luke Smithers, Brad Douglas and Bob Ruhl 28–12; and Albert Carter (sub), Brian Madden and Dave Quigley defeated John Cooper, Terry Mulligan and Harold Anderson 31–14.
In the only game of Jackpot Bowls, the Patterson Bros Funerals vouchers went to Stephen Walsh, Ted Loader and Peter Slater with a margin of 7 shots.
Conditions for play on Thursday were almost perfect and 24 players enjoyed the afternoon. The margins for five of the games were 1, 3, 3, 4 and 7 but the sixth game was won by Brian Christie and Tom Preston by 17 shots. This gave them the vouchers for the afternoon.
Sunday morning bowls attracted 18 players – the best attendance for some time. The winning team for the morning with a score of 14 points consisted of Bill Standen, Peter Berry and Joe Hennock.
Play for the coming weekend will see the next two rounds of the Club Triples and one game in the Minor Singles. Games on Saturday for the Triples (skips names only): I Schofield v M Anderson; R Boyd v D Ward; S Douglas v D Rosen; G Edgerton v D Quigley. The winners will contest the semi–finals on Sunday afternoon.
Saturday’s only game in the Minor Singles will see Michel Alavoine opposed to Brad Douglas.
Players are reminded that entries for the Open Three Bowl Pairs tournament to be played on Friday 30th August close on Friday 23rd August. All players are encouraged to support this event.
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