Playing Ditch Weight

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Only one Pennant side from Young was on the green this weekend with the Grade 5 side playing at Boorowa Recreation Club. The side had a very convincing win and claimed all 10 points.

In the individual games, Tom Preston defeated Anthony Kennedy 25–6, Terry Mulligan defeated Graham Murray 33–16 and Ian Gailey defeated Phil Johnston 32–12.

On Saturday, two games of Club Singles were played in very windy conditions. Harold Anderson built an early lead against Ian Schofield and was in front 15–5 after 13 ends. Ian did best over the next 8 ends and after the 21st end the scores were level at 17-all. The scores were level again at 26-all, 28-all and 29-all with Harold then leading 30–29. Ian delivered a special bowl on the next end to score 2 shots and a win 31–30.

Cliff Traynor played Terry Mulligan in the other game and after several changes in the lead, the scores were level at 17-all after 19 ends. Terry then gained a small lead and after 31 ends he was in front 26–24. Cliff then took the lead 29–26 but Terry fought back to lead 30–29. Cliff levelled at 30-all and on the final end Terry moved the jack to his advantage and won 31–30.

There were only six players for Saturday’s Jackpot bowls. The winning team for the afternoon was Les Fanning, Rod Cummings and Vic Brown with a margin of 15 shots. Dave Quigley and Damien Miller played in the Zone 8 side on Friday and Saturday in the Bowls NSW Inter–Zone Championships. The Zone 8 side won all three sectional games to progress to the quarter–finals. They lost their quarter–final to the very strong Zone 16 (Illawarra) side 38-60 in a rain reduced game with Dave’s team the only Zone 8 team to win their game. This gave Dave’s team two wins and two draws from their four games – a very strong result. The Zone 16 side then went on to win their semi–final and the final.

On Thursday afternoon there were 22 players for Jackpot bowls. Winning teams and their margins were Bill Standen and Ian Schofield (2), Steve Walsh and Les Fanning (1), Brian Christie and Ian Gailey (9), Andrew Hutchison and Joe Bargwanna (9) and the voucher winners Brian March, Alan Gall and Denis Rosen (23).

Play in the Guy Pickering Charity Challenge took place on both Tuesday and Thursday nights. On Tuesday night there were a number of close games and the winners were TGs with a score of 14 points. Thursday night’s winners with a score of 16 points were the very consistent 3G Mac Attack team.

Players are reminded that the next 3 Bowl Pairs tournament will be held on Friday 17th April. Entry forms for this event are on the noticeboard.

The draws for the South Western District Pairs Championships are on the noticeboard with the first games set down for Saturday 28th March.

In this weekend’s Pennant games, Grade 3 will play Cootamundra Country Club at Young, Grade 4 will travel to Harden, Grade 5 will be at Quandialla and Grade 7 will be at home to Boorowa Ex–Services.

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