Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club News

Duke of Wellington Social Bowlers following their Tea Gardens visit.



It is with great sadness that the Bowling Club has received the news of the passing of a much-loved former member of our Club, Peter Jones.

We will remember Peter’s happy disposition and his comradeship whilst at our Club.

Our condolences to Elke and the family.

The usual Wednesday nominated triples game was changed today at the request of the Pennant selectors.

Three bowls gave way to two-bowl triples to provide additional practice to the Pennant sides.

Fifty players took part with 18 ends played for each game.

Proving that two-bowl triples were a piece of cake, the winners were Gary Wynne, John Moore and Greg Smith with 26 points on a 3-end countback.

The lucky losers were Lon Richards, Ron Rowe and Ron Green on 22 points.

The Garden Eatery voucher was won by Bill Whalan.

Our thanks to the Garden eatery for their support.

One game of the Major Pairs was played today with Scott Fitzalan and Chris Ross defeating Peter Gurney and Leigh Hunt 27 – 7.

Well done to the winners!

17 April

Rain intervened in the sixth round of our Pennant games today with all recording washouts.

Contrary to what I published last week, the Dolphins Grade 4 side won against Beresfield and have continued their winning way remaining undefeated after 5 rounds.

They are currently top of the table.

Grade 5 have yet to record a win; however, they have had a few close games and I’m sure they will turn things around on the homeward run.

Grade 6 are well placed running third but will need to win some tough games in the second half of the draw.

The mighty Sevens, Grade 7, are currently running fourth and will improve.

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

18 April

The Sunday bowlers welcomed the Duke of Wellington Hotel Social Bowlers Club today for a game of friendly bowls.
It was a good turnout with 35 players in all participating.

There was some close competition with five rinks recorded margins under 4.

The winners for the day were Karen McPhie, Lynda Richards and Wilma Drake.

The “Dukes” have a long association with Tea Gardens which was only interrupted last year by the dreaded Covid.

Two games of the Club Championship Major Pairs were played today with the following results.

Neil Kibble and Ron Webster defeated Col Amos and Mark Hair 29-17 in a tough game.

The scores are no indication of the play and in fact, for most of the game it was “nip and tuck”.

In the remaining game evergreen Vic Garlick partnered with Doug Andrews to record a convincing win, 21-11, over Rob Young and Dave Garcia.

There will be some very interesting games next Sunday as this competition progresses.



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