Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club Triples Championship Quarter Finals

Quarter finals of the Club Triples Championship.
Quarter finals of the Club Triples Championship.


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28 June

Another rain affected day with only one game of 12 ends being played.

Wednesday bowlers cannot take a trick with only 36 ends completed in five weeks.

Despite the overcast weather, 46 players filled the synthetic green and they showed some true grit going back out in the drizzle to attempt to play their second game.

Two ends were completed before the drizzle became too much and the game abandoned.

The winners on 29 points, 20 for the win plus 9 ends won, were;

Kevin Barbie, Gary Wynne, Henk Faber and Gary Melrose.

In second place on 28 points were: John Slater, Bob Skewes and Neville Vaughn.


30 June

The Fabulous Friday Jackpot Pairs continued with another great field of 26 players participated.

The Club welcomed Col Chambers from Cootamundra.

It was a beautiful day, although a little windy.

There was one rink of triples and five rinks of Pairs.

Victors on the day, with the highest winning margin, were; John Slater, Greg Smith and Stewart Sturrock.

Runners up were; Ken Devlin and Col Amos.

It might have taken 11 weeks for the last jackpot to be won but the new jackpot of $20.00 went off straight away and was shared by 4 players; Noel Jackson, Vic Garlick, Dave Perry and Pip Sullivan.

They enjoyed a free beer!


1 July

The first round of the Club Triples Championship was played today with six teams participating and the remaining teams enjoying a bye.

Conditions were, to say the least, freezing with an arctic wind howling in from the south.

In the games played today;

The Sean Mearrick team defeated the Steve Pell side 23-15.

Leigh Hunt’s team defeated the Steward Sturrock combination winning 27-16 and the Greg Pearson side had a 10 shot win over the Denis Wilberforce three, 29-19.


2 July

Perfect sunny weather greeted the Sunday Mixed bowlers today with16 players taking advantage of the conditions.

The winners were Bev Dunn and Gary Wynne and the lucky losers were Dave Ransome, John Atherton and Ray Prigg.

Thanks to Ron Webster for the cooking.

The Club Triples Championship continued with the Quarter Finals being played.

Leigh Hunt’s team continued on their winning way defeating the Bill Thrift team, 27-16.

The Keith Smith combination accounted for that of Neville Vaughn, 27-11.

Jeff Baker was in superb form for his team. They defeated the strong Alan Greenhalgh combination, 24-16.

The remaining game was one that will be talked about for a long time.

In an absolute thriller, Sean Mearrick, Richard Lee and Paul Syron managed a last end win over the very gallant team of Pip Sullivan, Mark Hair and Greg Pearson 23-20.

Congratulation to all players and sincere thanks to umpires, Ron Green and John Younghusband.


In the Semi-Finals, team Mearrick will play team Hunt and the Jeff Baker side will take on the Keith Smith combination.



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