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There has been a lot of bowls played at the Club during the past week – regular competitions and also some social groups making use of the greens.

Saturday saw nine games played in the District Triples Championships. Most of the morning games were closely contested. In the Open division, the results were: Craig Jordan (Cootamundra Ex–Services) d Tom Shapcott 22–18, Brian Madden (Harden) d Dylan McAlister (Quandialla) 18–15, David Harris (Cootamundra Country Club) d Bill Luxford (Boorowa Ex–Services) 25–18 and Bevan McAlister (Quandialla) d Denis Rosen 28–26.

In the morning games for the Seniors, Geoff Hillier (Cootamundra Ex–Services) d clubmate Mick Barber 31–14 and Cliff Traynor d Peter Watts 22–21.

Both semi–finals of the Open division saw clear–cut wins with Brian Madden defeating Bevan McAlister 27–14 and Craig Jordan defeating David Harris 29–17.

The final of the Seniors Triples was a very close game with Cliff Traynor and Geoff Hillier tied at 26–all going into the final end. Cliff’s team scored one shot on the final end to win 27–26. Congratulations to Col Parker, Joe Bargwanna and Cliff Traynor on their win.

The President’s Reserve division had only three teams and was played at Cootamundra Country Club. Two teams from Cootamundra Ex–Services played in the morning with Rod Bradley defeating Terry Smith 30–15.

In the final, Denis O’Brien, Wally Chater and Rod Bradley defeated the Cootamundra Country Club team of Arthur Ward, John O’Loughlin and Charlie Willis. Well done to the Ex–Services team.

Fourteen players took part in Jackpot Bowls on Saturday afternoon. The winning teams for the day were Bill Standen, Tony Ruhl and John Cooper (13 shots), Brian Christie and Harold Anderson (9 shots) and Ted Loader and Mark Anderson (1 shot).

The 1 shot margin was just the one required to win the jackpot of $200.

On Sunday, there were 8 teams of triples involved in the 1–2–3 day. In the morning, each team played a game of singles and a game of pairs with a game of triples in the afternoon. Only two teams won their three games and the overall winners were John Cooper, Wally Chater, Alan Cooke and Alan Gall (a substitute played in the afternoon). Runners–up were Tom Preston, Michael Webb and Scott Douglas.

Best margins in the individual events went to David Ward in the Singles, Brian Christie and Phil Taylor in the Pairs and Tony Ruhl, Terry Holmes and Ian Gailey in the Triples. Thanks to those Club members who were involved in the organisation of the day.

Play during the week saw 24 players involved on Thursday afternoon. The winners of the vouchers for the afternoon were Harold Anderson and Colin Powell who won their game by 14 shots.

There was a shower before play in the Guy Pickering Charity Challenge on Tuesday night. The NFI team scored the very big total of 17 points to be the winners for the night.

For the Thursday night division, there were four teams with a score of 15 points and Hilltop Hoods won the countback over Fundernuts, Bowl Terras and FATBBOTS.

Entry details for the South Western District Pairs Championships are on display at the Club and entries close on Thursday 12th March.

The draw for the Club Singles is on the noticeboard.

The selected teams for the first round of Pennant games to be played on Sunday 1st March are on the noticeboard. Players are asked to make sure they are aware of their selection and travel commitments.

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