Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club
7 April: Because of work commitments by some players, the final of the Club Major Pairs Championship was played today on an immaculately prepared grass green.
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The team of Peter Gurney and John Parkinson were taking on the former champions, Richard Lee and Sean Mearrick.
The Mearrick team were quick out of the blocks and by the 4th end held a handy 8-0 lead.
By this time, most of the pundits were shaking their heads and thinking, “here we go again”.
The Parkinson pair also thought otherwise and emphatically won the next five ends to draw level.
The game was there for the taking with both teams neck and neck to the 19th.
A “2” at the penultimate end to Peter and John gave them a handy 3 shot lead going into the last.
They eventually ran out the winners, by taking the last end.
The final score Peter and John 17, Richard and Sean 13.
A great game of bowls!
Congratulations to the 2018 Club Championship Pairs, Peter Gurney and John Parkinson.
Today we had 42 bowlers, including visitors from Wamberal, Earlwood and Bulahdelah, enjoying our great autumn weather and our Tea Gardens hospitality.
Three teams went through undefeated; Keith Smith’ team on 53 points, Brian Emmett’s team on 54 and the winners on 55 points Henry Dallas, Ron James and Daryl Martin.
The Myall Restaurant and Bistro winner was Keith Smith.
A big thank you to Jason from the restaurant for their continued support!
The continuing warm weather and the start of the school holidays possibly deterred some players from competing in the usual Friday Open Pairs competition.
For those that played, it was a beautiful day enjoyed by all.
Bragging rights went to Bill Moon and Peter Cheney who notched-up a great win with 32 Points.
As Sunday Bowls is in recess for the time being, those players who normally play on a Sunday are more than welcome to avail themselves of playing in the Friday Open Pairs competition.
In other news;
Saturday Pennant information day will be held on Saturday 21 April.
This is an important day for all Pennant players who have indicated their ability to play.
It will commence at 10.00 am.
The day will start with information and questions; the games programme and bowls stickers distributed.
This will be followed with a selection trial through to 12.00 noon and then a sausage sandwich. Teams selected will be placed on the notice board the following Monday for the first round commencing Saturday 28th.
Nominations are now being called for the Club Triples Championship with the first game commencing on Sunday 6th May.
There will be no game the following Sunday 13th, Mother’s Day.
The usual Friday Open Pairs will be replaced next Friday 20 April with a fund raising day for the RSL appeal for “Homes for Heroes”.
Cost of the day, open to all bowlers, is $10.00 which includes lunch.
All proceeds will be going to this worthy charity.
By The JAFFA