Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club News

The home scene at Tea Gardens for the start of the Pennant season.



It was a random draw for partners today in Wednesday’s gala Triples.

Fifty-two bowlers participated.

The winners were Harry Parker, Gary Wynne and Mark Nightingale on a one-end countback with 19 points.

The lucky losers were Bob Peady, John Moore and Bob Weir on 16 points.

The lucky number barrel draw went to John Payne and our thanks to “the Garden Eatery” for their continued support of this voucher.

13 March

The first round of the Newcastle District Pennants was played today with some mixed results.

The First National grade 4 side travelled to Raymond Terrace and they pulled off a terrific result winning by just two shots in a nail-biter of a game.

They won 57-55.

The First National grade 5 side played our near neighbors, Karuah, at home and had a disappointing result, losing the Master Board by 10 shots 54-64.

One local team scored a win but fate was not kind to the other two.

The First National Grade 6 side played Stockton at home and recorded a narrow loss 56-59.

Two teams recorded wins but could not make up the deficit.

The First National Grade 7 side had a tough baptism of fire when they were ambushed by the “soldiers” at the Point.

I’m told, players had difficulty handling the slick pace of the carpeted green but they nevertheless maintained the “honour of the regiment”.

Soldiers Point won, 77-38.

Next week Grade 4 play away at East Maitland, Grade 5 have a bye, Grade 6 play at home to Soldiers Point and Grade 7 play away at Stockton.

14 March

The Sunday bowlers all got a little damp finishing their final ends today.

The rain has returned!

Play consisted of 2 games of triples and 1 game of 3 bowl fours resulting in a win 19 to 2 for John Moore Bev Dunn and Harry Kennedy.

The Sunday bowlers have two visits coming up shortly.

One will be a visit to Norah Head with 20 mixed players on 28 March and the other from the Duke of Wellington Hotel on 18 April with alike number of players.

Both games will include lunch.

In other news:

Nominations will shortly be invited for the next Club Championship competition which will be the Major Pairs.



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