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Malua Bay Women’s Bowls report 23 June 2022

23 June 2022 Vice President Kim Giannasca congratulated Sonia Frey on her recent District Minor Singles Champion of Club Champions victory, and welcomed Dianne, who was visiting from Albury Bowling Club. Kim also welcomed back our “Happy Camper”, Lisa Grice who has just returned in one piece from her first big caravanning trip with husband, Bill Grice.

Dave Thomas, Bowls organiser, announced that the Winter Carnival would be live-streamed, and in the future Men’s and Women’s Pennants and Club Championship finals would also be live-streamed. Dave introduced Bailey Meti, assistant Bowls Coordinator from Cabramatta, who would be helping to run the week’s Winter Carnival. Bailey is part is part of the current State Junior Pairs and Fours Championship winners. Perhaps he will give us some tips to improve our game!

It was a chilly morning for the five rinks of Bowler’s, but all managed to complete most of their games before the rain came down on Tuesday. Winners by drawn card for the Women’s Social bowls were Janet McKay, Jeanette Roberts and Margaret Bridges with a score of 19 to 13 against Robyn Butcher, Helen Rees and Kim Giannasca. Runners up were Sue Palmer, June Williams and Jenny Blyth. Other winning teams were Judy Armstrong, Gayl Vidgen and Sue Morgan; Gloria Harper, Fran Lucas and Allison Innes: and Joan Rimmer, Sonia Frey and Lisa Grice.Money Club winners were Sue Palmer and Allison Innes. Rink four was drawn for a chance at the $2324 but unfortunately missed out by one. When the jackpot reaches $2500 it will be drawn until won, but will will be broken up to give more chances to take home some money.

Saturday’s Draw Pairs to celebrate Dave Thomas’s and Jay Breust’s State Champion of Club Champions Pairs victory was won by Sonia Frey and Doug Ebsworth with three wins plus 45, second were Graham Dade and Grahame Reid, 3 wins plus 29, and third place went to Peter Guthrie and Lou Butcher, 3 wins plus 27. The “Unfortunates” prize which covered their entry fee was “won” Kim Giannasca and Alex Scoranno. Dave Thomas and Jay Breust presented their winner’s trophy to Peter Hutchison, Men’s President and Kim Giannasca, Women’s Vice President for Club Malua to display in the new club, which is nearly ready to open its doors. It might be hard to wipe the smile off President Hutches’ face and to prise the trophy out of his hands. Dave and Jay filled the last free spot on the trophy and they join some very notable bowlers over the years.

The 41st Malua Bay Winter Carnival commenced on Wednesday with Three Bowl Mixed Pairs. There are Bowlers from 16 clubs entered into this competition. Winners were Graham Reed and Karen James(from Queanbeyan RSL and Tomakin Clubs) with an overall score of 96, second were John Muldrew and Pat Weekes( from Club Malua)on 85, and Ken and Sue Reedy(from Crookwell) on 82.

Dave Thomas’s and Jay Breust’s State Champion of Club Champions trophy with Sonia Frey’s District’s Minor Singles trophy, ready to be displayed in the new Club Malua