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Winners of the East Maitland Visitation Day, Barry Lynch, Pip Sullivan and Denis Kerr,
Winners of the East Maitland Visitation Day, Barry Lynch, Pip Sullivan and Denis Kerr,

 

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24 May

There were 6 games of Triples and 1 game of Fours. The winners were decided by 20 points for a win plus ends won.

A strong team of Lance Atkins, Pip Sullivan and Greg Pearson won the money from Darryl Whitton, (visitor), Geoff Page and Max Stephens.

26 May

I am amazed that this Friday Open Pairs event only attracts small fields because it really is a great format and deserving of more participants.

The lowest winning margin determined the winners and they were; Bill Moon and Bill Whalan.

They won on the last end of their match.

Runners-up were a Triples team of Gary Wynne, Lily Smith and Col Saillard.

The Jackpot was not won and will total $260.00 when the Friday Jackpot Open Pairs continues on 9th June.

27 May

Members were joined by bowlers from the East Maitland Travelling Bowlers Club today in a game of Triples.

Players occupied the grass green with one game overflowing onto the synthetic.

The overall winners for the day were the team of Denis Kerr, Barry Lynch and Pip Sullivan.

In first round matches for the Club Major Singles Championships, played on Friday and today the results were as follows:-

Luke Gliwa defeated Ron Webster 31-23

Jeff Baker won over Paul Syron 31-25.

Steve Pell had too much experience for “rookie” Ken Devlin, winning 31-18.

Similarly Sean Mearrick had too many aces up his sleeve, defeating Ross Barry 31-9.

Col Amos had a great game against Greg Pearson but went down 24-31.

Peter Gurney should feel very satisfied with his performance against defending champion, Richard Lee. Richard won the game 31-21.

Steve Jones was too consistent in his match against Doug Andrews winning 31-17.

28 May

The Sunday bowlers had a lovely morning with the visiting bowlers from East Maitland.

There was a great contingent of 26 local bowlers matching a like number from East Maitland.

Thanks to the two cooks, Barry Goode and Ron Webster and to Keith Smith for assisting with the cards.

Many East Maitland bowlers stayed on to watch the action during the quarter finals of the Club Major Singles Championship.

There was some wonderful bowls played in ideal conditions.

Jeff Baker was in scintillating form in his match against Greg Pearson.

It was anyone’s game at the 30th end, but jeff gradually moved away clinching the game 31-24 after 36 ends.

Similarly the match between Sean Mearrick and Richard Lee was all quality.

It was a replay of the 2016 final but this time Sean held on to win a wonderful game 31-25.

Steve Pell made his way into the semi-finals next week with a convincing win over rookie Luke Gliwa.

It was a fine effort from Luke finally going down 17-31.

In the remaining game the youthful Steve Jones proved a handful for the “silver fox” Tom Parkinson.

Steve won 31-22.

Next week in the semi-finals, Steve Pell will play Jeff Baker and Sean Mearrick will play Steve Jones.

Finally, just a reminder not to miss the Bowls Day in aid of the Dunedoo Bush fire appeal next Friday 2 June.

The event is open to all men and women bowlers.

It will start at 12.oo noon for a 12.30pm start.

 

By The JAFFA

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