TEA Gardens Women’s Bowls on September 16th was lovely spring day and saw the Club play a “Versatility” competition where teams compete in the four disciplines of bowls: Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.
The most “versatile” team of the day were: Sheril Johnson, Lesley Kibble, Bev Rhodes and Anne MacKenzie. Filling second place were: Kerry faber, Elke Jones, Merle Sargeant and Deyonne Page. In third place were: Pat Wilson, Christine Fossey, Lorraine Harvey and Lynn Green. Two days later on September 18th, fun and friendship was the order of the day when Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club competed against the Karuah Women’s Bowling Club for the annual “Ruth Bowden Memorial Friendship Trophy”. Although Tea Gardens retained the trophy, the game of bowls was the real winner, with the fun on the green continuing in the clubhouse where a scrumptious lunch was served up by the ladies of the Tea Gardens Social Committee. Their hard work was appreciated by all in attendance. If the day is anything to go by, we look forward to Karuah hosting this event next year where I’m sure the fun and friendship will continue. It was nice to have Tea Gardens President, Sandra Leisman, back home after her extended holiday. Welcome back Sandra! Next week we look forward to the start of the Club Minor Singles Competition.
Tea Gardens Mens Bowls
September 17 Thirty bowlers enjoyed the beautiful spring weather to contest the usual Wednesday triples competition. Popular winners were the team of: Neville Vaughn Max Stephens/George Winter and Laurie Welsh. Runners-up were: Graeme Watkins, Bill Thrift and John Ashton. District Triples Tea Gardens Club also hosted a round of the Newcastle District 3×3 Triples with the Tea Gardens Grade 3 side taking on Hexham. It was make or break for Tea Gardens as another defeat would see them eliminated. Trailing on the Master Board for most of the match, Doug Naylor’s team snatched a handy 4 to see Tea Gardens establish a one shot lead with only a few ends left to play. This was consolidated by Danny Johnson who converted 3 shots down to 1 up to give the home side a 2 shot lead with Pip Sullivan’s team left with that advantage going into the last end. With 2 shots down in the head and a play-off looking likely Pip, with his last bowl, converted to take the end by one shot. Final score Tea Gardens 53, Hexham 50. Grade 3 now take on Boolaroo, at Boolaroo in their next round. The Grade 2 side played away at Lorn Park with our home side experiencing their first defeat in the competition. One Tea Gardens team had a win but unfortunately the other two lost with the Master Board score favouring Lorn Park 66 to Tea Gardens 56. Grade 2 play Cardiff in their next round at Tea Gardens. A game not to be missed! It is “sudden death” for both of our sides now. September 19 The annual charity “Kneelers” versus “Grippers” match was played instead of the usual Friday Jackpot Pairs. Forty two bowlers took part. The proceeds of the day, $2,000, were donated to the ”Start in Life” organisation that sponsors children in need with their education from primary school through to university. The Men’s Bowling Club would like to thank all those community organisations that contributed to making this day a huge success. Playing with “divine” assistance, the “Kneelers” easily outplayed the “Grippers” to win convincingly 84 shots to 47. The best performed side on the day was the team of: Harry Hauben, Marcia Smith, Ron Drake and Bob Weir. The Sunday Introduction to Bowls bowlers enjoyed their annual trip away to the East Maitland Bowling Club. I hear that they had a great lunch! BRIDGE
Hawks Nest Bridge Club
HNBC programme. Please note the programme on our web site has been updated to take into account changes. Wednesday 24 September Tomaree Teams (at Tilligerry) Friday 10 October R1 Pairs Championship Sunday 12 October – Hunter Team Round 3 Friday 14 November Round 1 of the Teams Shield – usual session just in teams format. In time a form for team names will be on the notice board. And … Friday 28 November Round 2 of the Teams Shield – normal session; teams format Club Results. Monday 8 September 4-table Howell . N/S 1 Trish & Jim Thatcher, 2 Beth Milne & Margaret Rowden, 3 Rex Stoessiger & Gordon Morrison. Friday 12 September 10-table skip Mitchell. N/S 1 Jo & John Younghusband, 2 Carolyn Seymour & Jim Thatcher, 3 Trish & Colin Gratwick. E/W 1, Sue Matheson & Bea Treharne, 2, Pat Palmer & Bette Caunt, 3 Lorna & John Worgan. GOLF
Bulahdelah Golf Club
17/9/2014 – Ladies Winner- B.Saillard R/Up – B.Gordon Thursday 18/9/2014 Veterans Golf- Winner- Dot Graham Saturday 2nd Round Mens Championships Sponsored by Toby Carroll Mens Winner’- B.Schlenert R/Up – K.Mayan 3rd- D.Gray 4th -J. Hooper 5th -D.Honnor Jackpot 6th- 15th – T.Carroll NTP 8th – 17th – B.Schlenert GOLF
Hawks Nest Golf Club
Wednesday 2BBB Winner M. Thomas & J. Burke 46 Pts Mens stableford G. Matheson 40 Pts Ladies Stableford E. Bramma 31 Pts Saturday Mens Stableford A Grade – B. Clayton 39 Pts B. Grade – S. Nicholas 37 Pts C. Grade – J. Reynolds 42 Pts Sunday Foursomes Championships Scratch Winners S. Kovacs & R. Peters Score 131 Nett Winners S. Brownrigg & A. Brooker Score 100.5
Hawks Nest Veteran Golfers
Results 16-Sep-14 ‘A’ Grade (Name Scratch Net) Hoolahan, Terry 43 36.0 Clinch, Col 41 36.4 Stuart, Grahame 41 36.8 ‘B’ Grade (Name Scratch Net) Mobbs, Chris 46 31.9 Hockings, Graeme 57 36.4 Bruce, David 50 36.8 Nearest the pins 3rd Hole ‘A’ Grade Bournon, Chris. ‘B’ Grade Dunning, John 5th Hole ‘A’ Grade Pegram, Jim. ‘B’ Grade Chapman, Graham 10th Hole ‘A’ Grade Brydon, Graham. ‘B’ Grade Mansfield, Trevor 16th Hole ‘A’ Grade Bramma, Phil. Birdie ‘B’ Grade Reid, Bob
Myall Coast Vets
18/9/2014 18 Hole Stroke Monthly Medal A Grade. 1. Lyle Hudson 68 2. Peter Nealon 70 c/b 3. Denis Downie 70 4. Colin Clinch 72 5. Jeff Chapman 73 B Grade. 1. Bob Weir 70 2. James Pegram 71 3. Gordon Morrison 72 c/b 4. Lee Rankin 72 c/b 5. Brian Calverley 72 C Grade. 1. James Murphy 67 2. Tommy Curren 68 3. Bob Foster 70 4. Kel Clarke 72 5. Kevin Durham 73 NTP. 10th. A. Phil Bramma, B. Bill Vandenberg, C. Kel Clarke 16th. A. Joe James, B. John Reynolds, C. Graham Chapman