Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club
The usual Wednesday Nominated Triples attracted a field of 46 players today with 10 teams of Triples and 4 teams of Fours.
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Members welcomed Graham O’Donnell from Tura Beach to our Club.
The afternoon game suited the winners on the heavy grass.
They were; Peter Gurney, Ross Barry and Danny Johnson.
The Fours team of; Brian McPhie, Bob Weir, Dave Perry and Bill Thrift won on the synthetic green.
The Myall Bistro voucher was won by Brian Emmett.
The forecast was that the rain was to stay away today but, alas that was not the case and players competing in the first round of the Club Championship Triples competition had some tough conditions to contend with as intermittent showers marred their game.
It was to be a close contest as it went down to the last bowl on the last end.
The team of; Barry Drayton, Doug Andrews and Ron Webster won that to edge out; Rob Young, Gary Wynne and Stewart Sturrock 20-17.
In Sunday Bowls this morning, and after a heavy fog, a terrific day emerged and 8 bowlers took to the green in a game of 3 bowl fours.
The eventual winners being Pam Gilchrist , Kevin McInerney, Tracey Irwin, and Tim Grant with a score of 9 to 4.
The beautiful weather continued in the afternoon when the Club Championship Triples competition resumed with the quarter-final round.
The successful Ron Webster team staged a late comeback in their match against the Dave Perry combination but it was too little to late as they went down by 5 to lose 18-23.
The strong Danny Johnson team which included Col Saillard and Ross Barry accounted for the Palm Lake connection of Bob Peady, Doug Naylor and Alan Greenhalgh 23-16 after Alan’s side held a good lead at the halfway mark.
The much favoured Jeff Baker team, including Bob Weir and Peter Gurney, lost in a close battle with Bob Skewes, Pip Sullivan and Mark Hair 18-20.
In the final game, octogenarians John Slater, Tom Parkinson and Vic Garlic, (accumulated age 251), won in the dark on the final end 20-19 in a battle royal with Barry Goode, Mark Nightingale and Graham Reynolds.
Play in this competition will resume next Saturday with the semi-finals.
Mark Hair’s side will take on the Vic Garlick combination and the Danny Johnson team oppose the
Dave Perry three.
By The JAFFA