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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Malua Bay hosted the Ladies Two Bowls Open Triples on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June

Malua Bay hosted the Ladies Two Bowls Open Triples on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. Conditions were perfect for the Preliminary rounds on Saturday with beautiful Winter sunshine and very little wind. There was a full complement of 28 teams from 10 different clubs competing for a total prize prize pool of $4950. Sunday’s conditions were much more challenging with bowlers struggling against the strong gusty icy winds to keep the bowls on track. However, fortified by a a very welcome morning tea the bowlers headed out to do their best for the three rounds of fifteen ends in the Gold and Silver Divisions. The winners of the Gold Division with 3 wins and plus 43 margin were S Grimmins, J Winter and C Bruce from Milton- Ulladulla, second were K James, J Hogan and M Starkovski from Tomakin, third were S Harmer, S Steele and D Marquet from Weston Creek. The Silver Division winners with 3 wins and plus 53 were C Fitzgerald, K Rudd and W Nielsen from Bomaderry, second were G Page-Davies, R Downing and S Malone, third were M Stitt, L Buckley, S Warren from Queanbeyan. Many thanks go to Lou Butcher who was kept very busy umpiring for the whole weekend. Michael Ibbotson was down From Cabramatta Bowling Club again to expertly run the weekend’s event which is certainly appreciated. David Thomas (Malua Bay Bowls Organiser) and Jay Breust were off to South Tamworth Bowling Club to compete in the Covid delayed 2021 NSW Open Champion of Club Champions Pairs. The field was very strong but Dave and Jay made it to the the finals against last years formidable team from Engadine. After a gripping tussle both teams were even on the last end so had to play an extra end to determine the winners. After a nail biting finish Dave and Jay came out on top. Congratulations for a job well done! Malua Bay Club will display the trophy with pride.

Tuesday women’s Social Bowls winners were Connie Anderson, June Williams, and Barbara Vickers, 24-11 against Joan Fitzgerald, Colleen Ashby,and Jan Shalders, runners up were Wendy Geary, Helen Rees and Lyn Hardy19-18 against Bev McKague, Joan Rimmer and Allison Innes. Other winners were the teams of Sue Palmer, Jean Beeley, Karen Signor, and Jeanette Roberts, Sonia Frey and Gwen Ware.

The Consistency Semi Final winners were Paula Hancock 154 to Sue Morgan 117; and Yvonne Huddleston 154 to Noleen Taylor 118. The money club $50 went to Dot Stewart. Paula Hancock and Gloria Harper were presented with their certificates for winning the Drawn Pairs. We are looking forward to a good tussle in the Consistency finals between Paula Hancock and Yvonnne Huddleston

Below: the winning teams for the Ladies Open Two Bowls Pairs.

Top is: Gold Division winners from Milton- Ulladulla, S Grimmins, J Winter and C Bruce

Above: Silver Division winners from Bomaderry, C Fitzgerald, K Rudd, and W Nielsen

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