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TUESDAY 7th August: Social bowls and the first round of the Club Championship Major Pairs Competition. Weather conditions totally unfavourable for playing bowls wind gusts blowing from WNW 39-44km/h. Format for social bowls Pairs, 4 bowls, 18 ends. Pam Gilchrist and Lynda Richards defeated Carol Hayden and Jill McBride 17 v 11. A win also for Lorraine Murphy and Maynie Roberts 19 v Bette Saillard and Elizabeth Kelly 15. Dorothy Thompson and Lily Smith scored a decisive victory against Sheril Johnson and Loretta Baker 19 v 8. The winners of the social games (winners with the lowest margin) were Lorraine Murphy and Maynie Roberts. Two teams played in the first round of the Pairs Competition. The Pairs competition is 18 ends, 4 bowls, 2x2x2x2. A very close contest between Jean Glover and Karen McPhie v Judi Polak and Jeanette Emmett. Both Judi and Jean are relatively new bowlers and it’s good to see them “having a go”. On the 17th end the score was 13 all, Jean and Karen won the last end by 1 shot.
Robyn Beaumont and Kayelene Pearson defeated Bev Stephens and Lynne Green 23 v 12. Winner of the raffle was Karen McPhie. Many thanks to Myall Bistro and Café for your donation of the raffle prize. Jill McBride won the “Spider”.
Thursday 9th August: Round 2 of the Major Pairs. A “neck to neck” battle between Pam Gilchrist and Lynda Richards v Sheril Johnson and Julie Kennedy. On the 16th end, only a 1 shot difference. Sheril and Julie scored 5 shots on the next end. With only 1 end left to bowl Pam and Lynda needed to gain 7 points to be winners. That didn’t happen, they went down 16 v 20. Carol Hayden and Jill McBride lost to Lorraine Murphy and Maynie Roberts 8 v 24. Bette Saillard and Dale Winter were down by 10 shots to Wendy Brand and Elizabeth Kelly on the 14th end. Over the next 2 ends they narrowed this lead to 5, meaning they were still in with a chance. Victors Wendy and Elizabeth 20 v 15.
The final game, Jean Glover and Karen McPhie v Robyn Beaumont and Kayelene Pearson. Robyn and Kayelene were last years winners of this competition. On the 6th end 6 all, 7th end Robyn and Kayelene 1 shot ahead. That was the last time they held the lead, Jean and Karen forged ahead, winning by 4 shots. Final score 18 v 14.
Congratulations to the participants in this competition, great bowling by all. Thanks to Ken Devlin for Umpiring plus Lynne Green, Controlling Body.
Best of “bowling luck” to Robyn Beaumont who will be heading to Tweed Heads to compete in the Australian Indoor Singles Competition, 20th-23rd August. Robyn qualified for this event by gaining 5th position in the NSW Indoor Singles Competition.
By Lynda RICHARDS