Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club
No Wednesday Bowls was played today due to constant rain, however the Tea Gardens Mid-Week Pennant team played “out west” at Wallsend.
Playing on grass was always going to be difficult for the team especially on the dead-slow surfaces they have encountered when away from home.
Wallsend was no exception and the side struggled to make an impact.
The Wallsend side clinched the match 72-34. Not good!
The format was three-bowl Triples played over 16 ends with 30 bowlers playing.
The winners were decided on a countback. They were Geoff Page, Noel Jackson and Greg Smith.
Runners-up were Brian McPhie, David Perry and Gary Melrose.
The Wednesday bowlers made way for the Mid-Week Pennant side who were taking on the Mayfield West side in Round 9 of the competition.
With some key players missing, the task was always going to be tough and such was the case, but there was one shining light in the match.
The Merv Mills combination managed a close win 23-22.
The remaining teams fell afoul of “sleeping sickness” at about the 14th end.
One team lost 13 shots in 3 ends after leading to the 14th. Ouch!
What a great day for Fabulous Friday Open Jackpot Pairs today.
Sixteen players turned out, including three ladies, to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of bowls.
The winners were decided by the team having the highest winning score.
The winners were Tony Attard and Tom Parkinson and the runners-up were Col Saillard and Stewart Sturrock.
The jackpot was not won and will stand at $160.00 for next week.
Round seven of the Saturday Pennant competition was played today with two sides enjoying wins.
The Mighty Dolphins Grade 3 side took on Lemon Tree Passage and managed a comprehensive win 74-50.
One team lost but the remaining two teams enjoyed good wins.
The Sean Mearrick Four won 23-18 and the Richard Lee side smashed their opponents 36-11.
The Grade 3 side are well into this completion has a great chance of winning their Section.
Grade 5 had a disappointing result, with many substitutions having to be made, no doubt due to the “unofficial” long weekend.
There was one positive result with the Leigh Hunt combination scoring a great win 25-17.
The remaining two teams could not match it with their opponents and lost heavily.
Nelson Bay won 75-48.
The Grade 6 side, which also have a great chance of making the Sectional play-offs, scored a tight win on the grass at Hexham.
Two teams narrowly lost their matches.
The Ron Webster Four went down 17-19 and the Danny Johnson combination lost 19-20.
It was the Doug Naylor team that saved the day.
They won 27-16 to see Grade 6 take the match 63-55.
The “Duke of Wellington” bowlers joined with the regular Sunday Mixed bowlers today to enjoy a successful day of bowling. Forty-eight players took part with all rinks full.
Sunday bowls will now be known as Sunday Mixed Bowls in future and will be open to all players, irrespective of ability.
By The JAFFA