Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club News
THE usual Wednesday Gala Day saw 38 bowlers attend to contest five games of Triples and one game of Fours.
The conditions were oppressive with temperature in the high twenties and the humidity about 100%.
The scoring method was 20 points for a win plus ends won.
The winners were Barry Goode, Graeme Watkins and Bill Whalan.
Runners-up were Tom Short, Graham Kelly and Dennis Ashbridge.
The fifth round of the Mid-Week Pennants was played today with Tea Gardens Grade 4 side hosting a home game against the might of the powerful Raymond Terrace Bowling Club.
It was always going to be tough, and it was.
The Tea Gardens team skipped by Mark Hair were well in the game with 6 ends to play but two dropped 4s in three ends put paid to their chances going down 17-25.
Unfortunately the Ron Webster team suffered a similar fate conceding multiples on too many occasions.
They lost 16-24.
The saving grace of the day was the, as yet, unbeaten Greg Pearson team, otherwise known as the “Houdini Four”, who yet again won on the last end.
They picked up a 4 on the last end to win 23-19.
The final score, Tea Gardens 56, Raymond Terrace 68.
In Fabulous Friday Open Jackpot Pairs played in overcast conditions, the winners were decided by the highest winning margin plus a countback on ends.
Two Bills, Bill Moon and Bill Thrift, filled the bill to take the money.
The jackpot was not won and stands at $140 next week.
Round 4 of the Newcastle District Saturday Pennant competition was played today with
Grades 5 and 6 at home against Fingal Bay and Raymond Terrace respectively.
The success of last week did not transfer across with Grade 5 taking a bit of a pasting going down by 49-72.
Two games were close.
The Keith Smith team were narrowly beaten 16-17, and the Kerry O’Brien team lost 20-24.
The Danny Johnson team took the brunt of the setback losing 13-31.
Grade 6 fared better in their match against Raymond Terrace losing by just 4 shots 49-53.
In the team games, Tea Gardens managed a draw in two contests.
The Doug Naylor team had a 16 -16 draw and Ron Webster’s team a 17-17 draw.
The four shots were conceded by the Max Stephens combination going down 16-20.
The good news of the week was the great win by the Mighty Dolphins Grade 3 side who, at this stage of the competition, have swept all before them winning again at Hamilton North 55-50.
The Richard Lee team won 19-13, the Steve Pell combination won 19-16 and the Sean Mearrick team lost narrowly, 17-21.
Another great away win. Go the Threes!
There were not enough Sunday bowlers to make a quorum today but those that did turn up enjoyed a game among themselves.
With the forecast of fine weather for the foreseeable future, Sunday bowls is definitely on.
The delayed first round of the Club Major Pairs was played today with some interesting results.
Ian Baker and John Younghusband made a great comeback to win 22-20 over Barry Drayton and Ron Webster.
Greg Pearson and Scott Beaumont had too many aces for Luke Gliwa and Stewart Sturrock winning 31-10.
Brian Emmett and Col Farugia had a comprehensive win over Noel Jackson and Keith Smith 22-10.
Steve Jones and Paul Syron had a similar win over Peter Gurney and Alan Greenhalgh 26-12.
Daryl Martin and Col Amos overcame Geoffrey Muggleton and Doug Naylor 26-17.
By The JAFFA