Playing Ditch Weight

Jock Rogerson showing his classic style on Thursday afternoon.
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The Club Triples Championships started on Saturday with four games being played. Damien Miller, Ged Hardman and David Quigley were too consistent for Stephen Walsh, Bob Ruhl and Tom Preston to record a 36-11 win.

The game between Brian March, Peter Slater and Denis Rosen and Joe Bargwanna, Geoff DeBritt and David Ward was tied at 10–all after 14 ends. A score of 5 shots to David’s team on the next end gave them the advantage and they went on to win 22–16.

Colin Parker, Ian Schofield and Cliff Traynor opened up a handy lead of 13–5 against John Cooper, Colin Chapman and Harold Anderson after 10 ends. The next 3 ends saw the score at 13–12 and a 5 on the 19th end gave Harold’s team the lead and they won the game 25–21.

The fourth game saw Geoff Holt, Graeme Edgerton and Peter Watts opposed to Albert Carter, Les Fanning and Colin Powell. Peter’s team led 10-3 after 9 ends but by the 14th end their margin was just 1 shot. Play over the final ends was very even with Peter’s team winning 21–19.

A further two games were played on Sunday after rain on Saturday night and a heavy downpour just before play was due to start on Sunday. Joe Bargwanna, Geoff DeBritt and David Ward were opposed to Geoff Holt, Graeme Edgerton and Peter Watts and after 8 ends they led 6–4. From that point, Peter’s team dominated the scoring to win 28–9.

The other game saw Damien Miller, Ged Hardman and David Quigley playing Ian Apps, James Freudenstein and Russell Boyd. This was a much closer contest with the scores level at 12–all after 14 ends, 13–all after 16 ends and 17–all after 20 ends. David’s team won 3 of the final 5 ends to win the game 24–20.

There were two games of Jackpot Bowls played on Saturday. The winning teams were Greg Woods and Jonno Watson by 12 shots and Stewart Taylor and Phil Taylor by 27 shots.

On Thursday, there were 48 players involved in an afternoon of Mixed Bowls to acknowledge Jock Rogerson’s departure from Young. Jock is a long serving member of the Club, having been a Board member, Club Chairman, Bowls Secretary, Bowls President and District Umpires Coordinator.

During the past few years, he has contributed hundreds of hours of voluntary work at the Club and is a Life Member of the Club.

Winning teams on Thursday were Brian Christie, Kate Cooper and Geoff Holt (17 shots), Jenny Holt, Harold Anderson and Tom Apps (11 shots), Tony Ruhl, Kathryn Betcher and Mark Anderson (10 shots), Aldo Malvicino, Colin Parker and Ian Schofield (10 shots), Brian March, Darryle Miller and Margo Parker (7 shots), James Freudenstein, Sheila Traynor and Joe Bargwanna (5 shots), Stuart Freudenstein, Heather Bailey and Cliff Traynor (2 shots) and Margaret Glasheen, Tom Preston and Colin Powell (1 shot).

The draw for the Club Fours Championship was made on Sunday morning and the first games will be played on Saturday. Club Fours games scheduled for Saturday are: Russell Boyd v Cliff Traynor, Phil Taylor v Peter Watts and Dave Quigley v Tom Preston.

The games for Sunday afternoon are: Club Fours – Mark Anderson v Denis Rosen and Club Triples – Dave Quigley v Harold Anderson.

Details for the Annual General Meeting for the Men’s Bowling Club are on the notice board. On behalf of Club members, I would like to pass on condolences to the family of Trevor Howell who passed away last week. Trevor was an enthusiastic bowler and a well-liked member of the Club for many years.

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