Bowls major singles now in play

Ian Simmonds has claimed a win in the first round of the men's major singles competition.
Ian Simmonds has claimed a win in the first round of the men's major singles competition.

In the first round of the minor single, two games were played last weekend.

The first game was between Ian Simmonds and Dan Tisdell. Dan led for most of the game and at one stage led by five shots on the 17th.

Ian played very good bowls just to stay in contact and by the 26th end the score was 22 all. Ian was too good in the end, and won 33 to 23 on the 33rd end - well done.

The other game was a close affair between Paul Baker and Peter MacKay. Peter got off to a flyer and led 19 to 10 on the 19 the end.

But from then on, Paul found his mojo and by the 29th end had hit the front. In the end Paul was too good winning 33 to 26 on the 35th end. Well done Paul.

Friday night competition bowls have finished. A big thank you to Shane Sharmen and Brian Asimus for running this competition.

Your time and effort in running and organising this competition has been very much appreciated.

A reminder that the major single draw is on the board and the 1st round will need to be played by Sunday May 26.

Note that the due date has been put back a week because of players' commitment to zone triples.

The draw is also up on the board for the minor singles and the 1st round needs to be played by June 1. Arrange your games as quickly as possible.

The finalists for the major pairs have been decided with Brian Asimus and Scott Andrews playing Russell Hodge and Glen Kearney. Good luck to both teams.

Also note that nomination for the major fours are up on the board. Last nomination day for this event is June 9, so get your teams organised and have your nominations in on time.

There were four game played last Thursday. In a close game P Moran and D Griffiths beat Bobby Grant and Tony Bratton 23 to 19.

Barry White and Peter Hocking won over R Spackman and Don Craft 23 to 15, In a game of triples, M Vincent Clinton West and Scott Mckellar were the winner over John Ashcroft, Cliff Nelsen and John Cutler, 20 to 10.

In the other game, John Baass and Glen Kearney were too good for C Vincent and Lyall Strudwick. John and Glen won the money for the winning rink.

The jackpot went off and $180 was won by the Ashcroft and McKellar teams. There is always a chance to win the jackpot, so put your name down on before 12noon Thursday for a game.

Last Sunday 18 bowlers played. Peter Morrison and Alan Hilda were too good for Pat Hodson and Laurie Crouch defeating them 16 to 13.

Our game of triples saw Scott McKeller, John Cutler and Tara Shaw defeat Geoff Coles, Phil Moran and Ron Thurlow 12-8.

John Ashcroft and Peter Greenhalgh defeated Don Hodson and Alison Cutcliff 19-17. Pam Stevens and Bert Bailey defeated Fred Vogelstein and John Williams 19-10.

One resting toucher was recorded for Ron Thurlow.

Winning rink went to Rink 10 which was Peter Morrison and Alan Hilda. Losing rink also went to Rink 9 which was Geoff Coles, Phil Moran and Ron Thurlow.

Coming up: Bowlers are invited to join a fun event at Sunday morning bowls remembering Neville 'Nifty' Woods and Neil Stonham, what they did for the club and Sunday morning bowls.

It's on May 26, cost is $10. Names in by 9.30 for a 10am start. There'll be a sausage sizzle lunch and meat tray raffles.

This Saturday, May 18, the Forbes Club is hosting a section of the Zone 4 Senior Triples.

Forbes has two teams entered, Ray Dunstan, Sid Morris and Ron Thurlow and John Baass, Lyall Strudwick and Glen Kearney. Good luck to both teams.

Until next time, happy bowling.