Karuah RSL Bowls Club
THIS year, Karuah being a relatively smaller club, had only three men’s pennant teams, being one in the midweek competition played on Wednesdays in grade 5, and two teams in the weekend comp, one in grade 5 and another in grade 4.
Some larger clubs have two or three teams in every grade and in each comp!
Our Ladies had one team team playing in the Ladies pennant competition in grade 4.
In 2017, Karuah did not win a pennant.
That said, this year was far from a failure.
This year our midweek men’s team came second in their section to a team from Soldiers Point (a much larger club) on count back (with 9 possible points available from each game) having finished on the same points!
Our weekend team in grade 5 also missed the finals but our grade 4 team topped their section and in the playoffs beat out other section winners to play in the Grand Final.
Unfortunately, although very competitive, they were beaten by Raymond Terrace (a very large club).
Our Ladies also won their section and in the finals finished an extremely close second, losing by only one shot to Lambton.
So, one of our men’s team came second on count back in their section of 10 teams, another won their section and came second in their entire division of 60 odd teams and our Ladies came runner up in their division, effectively coming in second from 36 teams.
No pennant this year, but Karuah, a very small club, is extremely proud of its results, both men and women’s teams.
It’s a credit to the selectors, and the players and reserves, if these teams can improve just a little bit next year, by jingo, look out!
If you would like to play either competitive or social bowls at a very competitive but very friendly smaller club, give the Karuah RSL Club a ring.
We have free beginner sessions every Sunday morning and social comp days every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 for 10:00. See you at Karuah.
By Trevor DAVIES