News from the bowling greens

Ron Thurlow sends one down in Easter weekend fours competition.
Ron Thurlow sends one down in Easter weekend fours competition.

Major Singles

The Major Singles match to report this week was a nail biting contest between Brian Tisdell and Russell Hodge. Brian got away to a good start and was leading by 21:9 on the twentieth end.

Russell fought back tooth and nail to make it 29:29. The last end went to Brian with a game to 29 win.

Minor Singles

In the Minor Singles we had John Kennedy forging ahead by defeating Ray Dunstan game to 19 shots.

Then John also defeated Sid Morris game to 15 in the next round. Greg Ward progresses after his game to 11 against Paul Baker.

Also going on we have Bobby Grant with a game to 23 against Jim Maloy.

Bobby then came up against a determined Barry Wright in the next round Bobby lead all the way however Barry took the match by game to 28 on the last end.

Well done to all players. The next round is due to be played on or before June 30th and it's down to the last six players.

Wednesday at Ten

Another good rollup last Wednesday saw the winning rink go to Geoff Coles and Tony Bratton with a 17:13 win over Bill O'Connell and Lyall Strudwick.

Welcome back Ralph. Ralph Waugh teamed up with Alf Davies for a 21:14 victory against Bill Looney and Ron Thurlow.

Trevor Currey and John Kennedy came from behind to claim a 21:16 win from Kerry Dunstan and Rob Priest.

Then in a friendly triples match it ended up a tie at 13 all between Noel Jolliffe, Sid Morris and John Gorton playing Fred Vogelsang, Denis Byrnes and Barry Wright.

If you want a rollup for a couple of hours, just turn up or ring before 9.45am any Wednesday. Bowls can be supplied if you have none.

Thursday afternoon

It was 21:21 last Thursday, a tie between Darryl Griffiths and Scott Andrews playing Wayne Moon and Alan Phillips.

Looks like Wayne and Alan got to 21 on the fifteenth end they got stuck there for the next nine ends. John Cutler and Pater Hocking had a struggle but finished 25:18 in front of Merv Langfield and Barry White.

John Baass and Tony Bratton trailed all the way but hit the lead with one end to go. They finished up winning by 24:22 against Bobby Grant and Lyall Strudwick.

Cherie Vincent and Glen Kearney kept just ahead of their opposition to finish 24:22 against Max Vincent and Brian Tisdell. Names in by 12.30 for a 1.00pm start.

The Major Fours

Only five teams nominated, a pretty poor effort. The first round to be played on or before June 23rd.

Ben Hall Men's Pairs

Nominations are open and on the notice board. Get your team together and put your name on the sheet.

This year's tournament is on Saturday and Sunday August 24 and 25 with $2000 prize money to the winners.

Numbers are capped at 42 teams - entries will close when full.

The Bowls Show: It's on again. SBS TV free to air every Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Season four airs for twenty weeks from now till October 6th.

Fact or fiction? Did you know that our own illustrious John (Pom) Stringer claims he once held the Australian Indoor Bowls Championship title?

Yes Pom's claim to fame is that he defeated the reigning champion, a young Mr Small, upon his return from touring the Pacific and New Zealand.

If anybody would like a free lesson in the art of Indoor Bowls please see Pom for bookings.