Busy weekend on greens as Forbes hosts pairs champions

Champion pairs

Brian Asimus and Scott 'Scooter' Andrews played as well as they were allowed last weekend in the Zone Champions of Champions pairs tournament conducted at the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club.

After success in the knock-out tournament on Saturday winning two games they fell to eventual winners, ex-state player Gerard Beath and zone representative Steve Galvin from Grenfell on Sunday morning.

The winners now advance to play in Manildra this weekend against John Mobbs and partner from Gulgong in the quest of representing Zone 4 at the state finals.

"It was another successful weekend for the 'bowlie' last weekend socially and the quality of bowls was exceptional," Brian said this week.

Minor fours and more

The 'guns' of the district weren't the only players of quality on the greens with the final of the club Minor Fours finalised where Denny Byrnes, Mike Valentine, Ivan Hodges and Peter Hocking ran out comfortable 28-7 winners over John, Scott and Wayne Burton and Peter White in a game lasting 20 ends.

Peter's 'boys' were never headed leading 10-5 after 10.

The final of the Minor Threes is next major to be played as is the A and B Pairs where 'Slippery' Ward and Glenn Kearney take on Cliff Nelson and Al Phillip in one semi final while the other is yet to be decided.

Wednesday bowls

Last week 26 played the men's Wednesday morning bowls with card draw winners Laurie Crouch and John Kennedy outlasting Noel Jolliffe and Paul Doust winning 21-19 over 20 ends after it was 10-all at 10 ends.

Also close was the game between Michael Coles and Scott McKeller winning 24-21 over Warren Burton and Kerry Dunstan over 22 ends.

The winners only just got the 'bickies' after leading 19-9 at 'oranges'.

Slightly easier was the win by Bill Looney and 'Slippery' Ward with a 27-14 win over David Williams and Alf Davies over 18 ends. It was 12-5 after nine to the victors.

Peter White and Lyell Strudwick doubled the score of John Baass and Tony Bratton winning 20-10 over 18 ends after leading 13-3 after nine.

In the last of the pairs Barry White and Trevor Currey won 28-10 over Fred Vogelsang and Ray Dunstan over 20 ends. It was close after 10, 9-7 to the winners.

In the last game, triples, Eddie Gould, Sid Morris and Jim Moloy won 15-8 over Merv Langfield, Peter Mackay and Grant Lambert over the shorter game of 14 ends. They led 6-2 after seven.

Wednesday bowlers will have reasons to be cheerful next week when they hold their annual Christmas get-together after a morning 'roll' with noms from 9.30am for a 10am kick-off.

Plenty of surprises guaranteed.

In-house meat raffle winners last week were Kerry Dunstan and Jim Moloy.

Bowlers are reminded about COVID-19 regulations on the greens and in-house, good bowling and stay safe.

For more information on social and competition bowls in Forbes, contact the Forbes Sports and Recreation Club on 68521499.

You can also find the club on Facebook to keep up to date with all their news and events.

Ladies bowls news and results in Tuesday's Advocate.

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