Playing Ditch Weight

Winners from Friday’s tournament, Mike Barber and Kevin Medcalf from Cootamundra.
Winners from Friday’s tournament, Mike Barber and Kevin Medcalf from Cootamundra.
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The conditions for bowls during the past week were quite variable, warm and sunny one day and cold and windy on others.

The wind was a major factor in Friday’s tournament where 28 teams played three games of Three Bowl Pairs.

There were a number of local teams as well as players from Grenfell, Boorowa, Cootamundra, West Wyalong, Stockinbingal, Temora and Molong.

Runners up were Rosemary and Ray Walter from Grenfell with three wins and a margin of 26 shots and the winners with three wins and a margin of 33 shots were Kevin Medcalf and Mike Barber from Cootamundra.

Thanks to the sponsors Bunnamagoo Wines, Donges IGA and Young Bowling Asian Restaurant.

Congratulations to Damien Miller and Margo Parker on their organisation for the day and thanks to Graeme Davis for his work on the barbecue and to David Donges and Stuart Freudenstein for their work behind the bar.

On Sunday morning, Harold Anderson played in the Zone 8 Champion of Club Champions Singles at Temora. In a closely fought game, Harold was defeated 31–30 by Tim Crampton from Southern Highlands. Tim went on to score a comfortable 31–20 win in the final against Pedro Rudd from the Wagga district.

Two games of Minor Singles were played over the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, Stephen Walsh opened up a big early lead against Brad Douglas and despite a fightback by Brad, the result was 31–19 in Stephen’s favour.

On Sunday afternoon, Mick Manning played Peter Berry. This game featured some very good bowls and close scores with both players enjoying the lead during the game. The final score was a win to Peter 31–27.

Fourteen players were involved in Jackpot Bowls on Saturday afternoon. Winning teams and their margins were Scott Douglas and Alan Gall (7), Stewart Taylor and Brian Madden (11) and Les Fanning, Greg Woods and Peter Slater (11).

The Patterson Bros Funerals sponsored vouchers went to Stewart and Brian on a countback.

There were 14 players enjoying the sunshine on Sunday morning. The winning team consisted of Eric Horne, Robert Taylor and David Quigley with a score of 14 points.

Sixteen players were on the green on Thursday afternoon. The vouchers for the winning team went to Brian Christie and Harold Anderson.

This weekend, David Ward and David Quigley will be playing in the Zone 8 Champion of Club Champions Pairs at Temora and Margo Parker and Damien Miller will be playing in the State Finals of the Mixed Pairs. Good luck to both teams.

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