Playing Ditch Weight

Lawn Bowls

The final of the Club Triples Championship was played on Sunday afternoon and resulted in a clear–cut win to Damien Miller, Ged Hardman and David Quigley who defeated Geoff Holt, Graeme Edgerton and Peter Watts 24–11. David’s team won 6 of the first 7 ends to establish a lead of 10–1 and this probably decided the result for the game. From that point, the ends were evenly shared but Peter’s team could not reduce the margin. Congratulations to the winners.

Almost all of the players from this game were also involved in the semi–finals of the Club Fours Championship on Saturday afternoon. The game that saw Tony Ruhl, Greg Woods, Damien Miller and David Quigley opposed to Brad Douglas, James Freudenstein, Ged Hardman and Russell Boyd was closely contested. The scores were even at 7–all and 12–all and David’s team held a 1 shot lead after 15 ends. They then won 5 of the final 6 ends to win the game 23–17.

In the other game, John Cooper, Ian Schofield, Geoff Holt and Peter Watts played Albert Carter, Les Fanning, Colin Powell and Mark Anderson. Peter’s team won the first 7 ends to lead 15–0 and went on to win 27–8. The final of this event will be played on Sunday afternoon.

The first games in the Zone 8 Triples were played at Ariah Park on Saturday afternoon and saw all three teams from the South Western District losing their games. In the Open Division Tom Glover, Terry Ricketts and Brian Madden lost to Bill Bishop, Glen Fahey and Zac Gabrielson from Wagga Rules who went on to win the event.

In the Seniors division, Col Parker, Joe Bargwanna and Cliff Traynor lost to Dennis Rawlings, David Streher and Chris Leonard who were eliminated in the semi–finals by the eventual winners – Richard Durnan, Peter Durnan and Ian Black. The Cootamundra Ex–Services team of Denis O’Brien, Wally Chater and Rod Bradley lost 20-16 to a team from The Rock.

On Saturday afternoon, in addition to the Fours Championship games, a further 16 players were on the green. Max Penfold and Terry Mulligan who won their game by 10 shots took out the vouchers. Other winners were Aldo Malvicino and Col Chapman (5 shots), Brian March and Peter Slater (2 shots) and Milan Brankovic and Tom Preston (1 shot).

Once again, the attendance for Thursday bowls was affected by some doubtful weather conditions, but those who nominated enjoyed a warm afternoon after a 10 minute delay to the usual start time.

Joe Bargwanna and Les Fanning won their game by just 1 shot but this was the margin needed for them to win the $200 jackpot.

The vouchers went to Ned Kelly and Cliff Traynor with a 6 shot margin.

The Guy Pickering Charity Challenge continued on Tuesday and Thursday nights. On Tuesday night, ARMA Fabrications finished with the maximum 18 points to be the winners for the night.

Play on Thursday night was disrupted by rain (not to mention the thunder and lightning) and the results were calculated on the scores after 8 completed ends. All but one of the games saw the number of ends played at 4–all and the winners for the evening were 3G Mac Attack with 12 points.

The draw for the Mixed Pairs Championship is on the notice board with first round games to be completed on or before Saturday 21st November.

With only a very small number of entries for the Minor Pairs and Singles, the games will be arranged by contacting individual players.

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