Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club News

Club Minr Singles Champion Colin Hands with runner-up Wayne Duggan.

RSL LIFECARE sponsors the Club’s annual Versatility Day, and they also sponsored this week of bowls.

6 Dec

The summer heat did not deter the 52 players today but there was a nice southerly breeze blowing to keep play bearable.

The overall winners on the day with a score of 34 were John Moore, Neil Kibble, and Rick Islaub.

The morning game was decided by the Highest winning score and with a score of 20 Paul Carter, John Yabsley and Doug Naylor were the winners.

In the afternoon Peter Gurney, Greg Smith and Bruce Murray were the winners, having the lowest winning margin of just 1 shot.

The Garden Eatery voucher was won by Paul Carter. Thank you to the Garden Eatery for sponsoring this voucher.

9 Dec

With heat wave conditions forecast for the weekend, the finals of the Club Triples and the Minor Singles took place this morning starting at 9am.

I unfortunately missed the Singles final between Wayne Duggan and Colin Hands but, it was a good game with Colin running out the winner 25-14.

Having seen both players in their earlier matches, I thought that whoever won needed to bring their “a” game with them and bowl consistently.

Forget the score, both these players can play.

The important fact to come out of the Minor Singles Championship this year is the discovery of some exciting “new blood” for our Pennant sides.

Apart from Colin and Wayne, Gareth Cuss also stood out as a player of value.

Congratulations to Colin and indeed all those taking part this year.

The other match on the grass green was the final of the Club Championship Triples with the team of
Cory Ross, Chris Ross, and Peter Gurney taking on Greg Brown, Jeff Baker, and John Parkinson.

I was asked the other day who were the best players in our Club and with a few more inclusions it would be hard to go past the six players in the Club Triples final.

It was a close game with the score locked at 14-14 at one stage and then the Greg Brown trio dropped an unexpected 5 from which they never recovered.

Just about any side has experienced this phenomenon, but at this level it is difficult to play “catch-up” bowls.

Greg’s side ran out of ends, and they lost the match 15-27.

Congratulations to the Club Triples Champions for 2023, Peter Gurney, Chris Ross and Cody Ross and commiserations to John Parkinson, Jeff Baker, and Greg Brown.

In other news.

This week will be the last game of organised bowling for the year.

When play resumes in the New Year the Mixed Pairs competition will commence.

Nominations for this event have been posted.


Club Triples Champions Peter Gurney, Cody Ross and Chris Ross with runners-up Jeff Baker, Greg Brown and John Parkinson.

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