Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club

Runners Up NDWBA Open Pairs (L) to (R): Dale Winter and Robyn Beaumont.


TUESDAY 27 April: Social bowls played a game of Fours, a game of Triples and a game of Pairs.

The Fours was a close contest all the way, the winners were Jan Coomer, Dawn May, Lynda Richards and Ingrid Luck 15 v Francis Betar, Kathie Rimmer, Dawn May and Judi Polak 11.

A big win for Christine Fossey and Maynie Roberts defeating Dot Dallas and Jill McBride 26 v 12.

Sheril Johnson, Deyonne Page and Bette Saillard led all the way ultimately winning by 7 shots 19 v 12 bowling against Pam Gilchrist, Lyn Nightingale and Karen McPhie.

The winners on the day winning with the highest score were Christine and Maynie.

Dot Dallas was the lucky winner of the voucher, kindly donated by The Garden Eatery.

Thursday 29 April: Format for play, 2 games of Fours, 12 ends.

Sheril Johnson (swinger lead), Dorothy Thompson, Ingrid Luck and Jill McBride 15 v Sheril, Loretta Baker, Deyonne Page and Dot Dallas 11.

Things were looking a bit sad on the next rink Bev Dunn, Lynda Richards, Bette Saillard and Pat Baker were 8 shots down by the 2nd end, playing against Sue Morris, Judi Polak, Jean Glover and Karen McPhie.

By the 6th end things weren’t looking much better, they were still losing, now by 7 shots 10 v 3.

Fortunately the “tides were about to turn”, Karen’s team remained on 10 for the next 5 ends while Pat’s ladies gained 7 shots.

Final result 13 all draw.

Congratulations to Robyn Beaumont and Dale Winter for their momentous achievement in being Runners Up in NDWBA Open Pairs Championship.

They made it to the Semi Final of this Championship which was contested on the morning of Friday the 1 May at Nelson Bay, the Final to be held in the afternoon.

They defeated Janine Papworth and Cheryl Field 22 v 10, from Soldiers Point. Robyn and Dale bowled brilliantly against very “stiff” opposition Betty Herbetson and Melissa Witts from Soldiers Point.

At this point in the story I would like to quote Robyn Beaumont, “A big thank you to my wonderful skip, so cool and calm and having an absolute hoot frustrating her younger opposition with her beautiful old black bowls.

“It was a hard two days, we were the only team to make the final to play 2 games a day, over 360 bowls.”

Well done to you both TGWBC are very proud of your achievement.

Coming events: Bring a Friend to Bowls Day, combined with the Biggest Morning Tea and Golden Oldies on Thursday 6 May.

State Carnival, Foster Monday 17 May till Friday 21 May.

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