Steph Cooke

Playing Ditch Weight

Written by: Young Bowling Club

Singles-Finalists-2024

Club Singles Final – Russell Boyd (Winner) and Peter Watts (Runner–Up).

The club’s Grade 3 side scored a very convincing 70 shots to 48 win over Temora on Sunday.

Young won on all rinks with David Quigley defeating Bruce Lack 24–19, Damien Miller defeating Trevor Firman 29–13 and Brian Madden defeating Mick Wynd 17–16. This gave Young all 10 points.

In Grade 5 the Boorowa Ex–Services side defeated Young on all rinks to have an overall score of 75 shots to 45 and take away all 10 points.

In the Individual games Cliff Traynor lost to Kevin Anderson 15–16, Denis Rosen lost to Chris Grimson 14–34 and Glen Benson lost to Shane Foote 16–25.

Young’s Grade 7 side played Cootamundra Ex–Services Grade 6 side and the result was a tied match at 68 shots all.

Joe Bargwanna defeated Eric Thorburn 27–20, Tony Ruhl lost to Mark De Vere 20–23 and Colin Stokell lost to Graeme Dennis 21–25.

The points were shared with Cootamundra scoring 5.5 and Young 4.5. Thanks to Phil Anderson, Colin Chapman and Alan Gall for their work catering for the two home games.

The two semi–finals of the Club Singles Championship were played on Saturday afternoon.

In one game Peter Watts was opposed to Damien Miller and Peter led 10-3 after 8 ends. After 16 ends the score was 14–13 in Peter’s favour and even scoring over the next 4 ends saw him in front 18–17. Peter won 3 of the final 4 ends to score a 25–18 win.

The other game was between George Somerville and Russell Boyd.

The score was 7 all after the first 8 ends and during the next 11 ends the lead changed 4 times. George led 11–7 and then Russell was in front 14–11. George moved ahead 16–14 and then it was Russell’s turn to be in front 17–16.

George levelled the score at 17 all before Russell won 3 consecutive ends to win 25–17.

Peter and Russell will play the final on Saturday afternoon.

There were 12 players on the green on Thursday with the morning start being used to avoid the high afternoon temperature.

Aldo Malvicino and Geoff Holt claimed the vouchers with a winning margin of 11 shots.

Albert Carter and Les Fanning won their game by 6 shots.

The happiest winners were Tony Oyston and Ian Schofield when their 2 shot margin was the one required to win the jackpot.

The very warm conditions on Saturday afternoon and the prospect of Pennant play on Sunday kept the number of players for social bowls down to just 10 players.

Albert Carter, Michael Adams and Joe Bargwanna combined well in their game to win by 13 shots. Michael Webb and Cliff Traynor won the final 6 ends of their game to win by 10 shots.

The jackpot was shared by the participants in one of the Club Singles games – Peter Watts, Damien Miller and marker John Cooper.

Once again there were plenty of players involved in the Guy Pickering Charity Challenge on both Tuesday and Thursday nights.

On Thursday FATBBOTS scored 17 points to be the overall winners for the night.

The Tigers Ltd team were clear–cut winners for Tuesday night.

The club will be involved in two Pennant games on Sunday with Grade 5 at home to Cootamundra Ex–Services and Grade 7 playing Boorowa Recreation at Boorowa.

The final two games for the Grade 3 side will be played on 13th and 14th April.

Thanks to those bowlers who assisted with the top-dressing of Green 2 on Friday.

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Steph Cooke