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The South Western District Triples Championships were played over the weekend with all except one game being played at Young.

Play on Saturday involved five games in the morning and five in the afternoon. In the Open division Damien Miller, Russell Boyd and Dave Quigley played Chris Hocking, Matt Peisley and Terry Ricketts from Harden. The score was 8–all after 11 ends but from that point Dave’s team did better to win 24–14.

Brendan, Ken and Bevan McAlister from Quandialla played the Harden team of John Harriott, Tom Glover and Brian Madden. The scores level at 10–all after 10 ends but Brian’s team finished strongly to win the game 34–19.

In the afternoon’s final the Harden team proved too consistent for Young and won 22-14.

In the Seniors division on Saturday morning Ian Schofield, George Somerville and Graeme Edgerton led Don O’Neill, Bob New and Jim White (Cootamundra Ex–Services) 13–12 after 14 ends but Jim’s team won 9 of the next 11 ends to win the game 27–15.

The other Seniors game saw John Cooper, Geoff Holt and Peter Watts playing Tom Preston, Colin Powell and Cliff Traynor. Cliff’s team won 9 of the first 13 ends to lead 13–5 and despite dropping 3 shots on the final end won 19–16.

Three teams from Cootamundra Ex–Services were involved in the afternoon’s semi–finals. Jim White’s team played Kevin Medcalf, Mike Barber and Terry Mc-Donald with Terry’s team leading 14–13 after 12 ends. Terry’s team dominated the scoring in the second half of the game to win 32–18.

In the other semi–final, Cliff Traynor’s team played Oscar Lopez, Paul Cockram and Graeme Dennis. In a very even game the lead changed 8 times. After 21 ends Cliff’s team lead 19–18 but Graeme’s team won 3 of the final 4 ends to win 23–21.

The final was played at Cootamundra Ex–Services on Sunday. The scores were level at 15–all after 14 ends and after 21 ends Graeme’s team led 26–22. Terry’s team scored 8 shots on the next 3 ends and won the game 30–27.

In the President’s Reserve division Carl Sorgsepp, Dave Bromham and Bill Lux-ford (Boorowa Ex–Services) played Graham Murray, Phillip Johnston and Anthony Kennedy (Boorowa Recreation) on Saturday morning. After the standard 25 end, the scores were tied at 20 shots each and on the extra end Bill’s team scored 1 shot to win 21–20.

In a semi–final Bill’s team played Charlie Willis, Anthony Ward and Graeme Worboys (Cootamundra Country Club). In a close–fought game Bill’s team won the final 3 ends for a 26–20 win.

The other semi–final was also saw a tight finish with Cary Peters, Brian Gibson and John Curtis (Harden) tied at 18–all against Steve Stanton, Henry Wilson and Jason Jones (Cootamundra Ex–Services) with 2 ends to play. Jason’s team won the final 2 ends to win 26–18.

In Sunday’s final Bill’s team won 8 of the first 9 ends to lead 14–3 before Jason’s team won 7 of the next 9 ends to level the scores at 18–all. Jason’s team continued their good play to win 26–21.

Saturday Jackpot Bowls saw only ten players involved. Once again the triples game had the highest winning margin – with Albert Carter, Darryle Miller and Tony Ruhl winning by 19 shots.

In the pairs game Michael Webb and Harold Anderson won by 3 shots.

Play on Thursday afternoon saw 20 players involved in very warm conditions. Milan Brankovic and John Cooper won the vouchers with the very big margin of 23 shots.

Brian Christie and Peter Watts had a 1 shot margin, Aldo Malvicino and Les Fanning won by 7 shots and two teams Michel Alavoine and Colin Powell and Stephen Walsh and Harold Anderson both won by 4 shots.

The Guy Pickering Charity Challenge continued during the week. The winning team for Wednesday night were Howzat on 15 points and Win or Lose We Booze lost the count back for the second week in a row.

A count back was also needed on Thursday night with Legs Eleven the winners over The Bowled and The Beautiful with both teams scoring 16 points.

Entry details for the Club Singles are on the notice board with entries closing on Saturday 27th February.

The combined Presentation Day will be held on Sunday 21st February. Entry forms are on both the men’s and women’s notice boards.

The teams for the first games in this season’s Pennant competition have been selected and are on display. Anyone who has been selected but is unavailable on Sunday 28th February should advise a selector as soon as possible.

To assist the selectors there is a separate sheet on the notice board where players can indicate any dates they know that they will be unavailable to play Pennants. Finally, special thanks to those members of the club who assisted with the renovation work on Green 2 on Monday and Friday mornings last week.

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