Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club, Club Minor Singles Championship

Finalist for the Club Minor Singles Championship, Neil Kibble and Ross Barry.
Finalist for the Club Minor Singles Championship, Neil Kibble and Ross Barry.

 

Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club

31 January

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Very overcast skies welcomed the 48 bowlers ready to play today.

After a particularly heavy downpour, play commenced but had to be abandoned after only three ends.

Next Wednesday looks good!

2 February

Fabulous Five dollar Friday Open Pairs was played today in great weather.

Twenty players participated in some great bowls.

Ray Prigg and Frank Zumbo will be bragging all week that they ran out the winners today from Bette Saillard and Dennis Wilberforce, Bill Moon and Frank Dunn.

3 February

The Quarter Finals of the Club Minor Singles was played today with some really good bowls played.

In the Gary Wynne, David Perry match Gary trailed for most of the game mounting a comeback at the 14th end to close within 6 shots at the 24th.

A dropped 4 shortly after put paid to his chances with David wrapping it up, 31-23.

Ross Barry and Stewart Sturrock had a real tussle with Stewart grabbing the lead after 26 ends.

There the challenge ended with Ross powering away to run away with the match, 31-22.

The match-up between two exceptional draw bowlers, Neil ”silky” Kibble and Col Saillard, was much anticipated.

As much as he tried, Col could not get himself into the game for the first 10 ends and after 14, he trailed Neil 5-18.

The lead was far too much with Neil the eventual winner, 31-21.

In the remaining game, Bruce Everitt was contained in his scoring to singles by Ken Devlin, who in contrast, was picking up multiples.

To his credit, Bruce won 14 of the 30 ends played but Ken went on to win, 31-19.

4 February

The showers cleared this morning to allow the semi-final of the Club Minor Singles Championship to be played.

Showing the form he displayed in the quarter-finals, Neil Kibble was away early in the game against David Perry and established a commanding lead after 22 ends, 30-9.

He only needed 1 shot to wrap the match up but to his great credit, David mounted a comeback winning the next five ends.

Neil’s lead was far too much and he won the game 31-16 to book a place in the final.

The Ken Devlin, Ross Barry game appeared to be a one-way affair where, after 18 ends played, Ross had established a commanding 23-8 lead.

It all changed at the 19th when Ken mounted a real challenge by accumulating 13 shot over 5 ends to get back within striking distance.

There the challenge petered out with Ross the eventual winner 31-24.

Congratulations to all the players in this event, the final next Sunday 11 February, will be a highlight on the bowling calendar thus far with Neil Kibble playing Ross Barry for the title.

Thanks to all the markers and the umpires for the tournament Ron Green and John Younghusband.

In other news:

The Club Minor Pairs sheet is on the board and already 7 teams are nominated to play.

Single entries will be welcome.

 

By The JAFFA

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