The final of the Open Consistency Competition was contested on Tuesday 22 November.
Maynie Roberts versed Vicki Rankin. Everyone present knew that it was going to be a very tight competition and these two players didn’t prove us wrong.
Vicki and Maynie proceeded to thrill the spectators with a magnificent display of draw-bowling.
The game went to 30 ends. By the ninth end Vicki had a lead of 14 shots. This was to be the highest difference in the score for the game.
At the 14th end, after some great bowling, Maynie was winning by two shots. For the next six ends play was fairly even, but Vicki regained the lead by six shots on the 20th end.
Maynie fought back, the score on the 28th end was Maynie 144 v Vicki 136. But this game was definitely not over, Vicki scoring 9 on the 29th end making the score even both at 145 shots.
By this stage spectators were sitting on the edge of their seats. The 30th end would see the end of the competition and there can only be one winner.
The final result had Vicki Rankin 151 defeating Maynie Roberts 149.
Congratulations Vicki and to both competitors your skilful bowling was a pleasure to watch.
Thanks to Umpire Kathie Rimmer, controlling body Karen Green and marker Robyn Webster.
On a lesser note, social bowls played on the day one game of triples and two games of fours.
The winners with most ends were Francis Betar, Jo Younghusband and Wendy Brand.
Welcome to our newest member Ingrid Luck who transferred from Lawson Bowling Club.
On Thursday 24 November the annual event Secretary v President Competition was held.
This is a fun day of bowls, teams randomly selected either representing the Secretary or the President.
Format for play was triples. This year victory went to the President’s team scoring 101 v Secretary’s 79.
Prior to play Lorraine Harvey won her first “Spider”. Following the game everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch.
Thank you to the Social Committee Wendy Jones, Francis Betar and Sheril Johnson for making the scrumptious sandwiches and all the other chores you do.
Your hard work is much appreciated.
Also, thanks to all the ladies who provided the delicious slices.
Birthday greetings to Robyn Beaumont.
Upcoming events: Presentation Night 5 December and Breakup Day 8 December.
Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club
By Lynda RICHARDS