On Wednesday we had a good turnout of 42 bowlers with winners decided by Highest Winning Margin and this week the winners were Jim Constan, Kevin Callaway and Peter McKay (skip) who were on song throughout and after leading 19 to four after 11 ends they continued that form for a 29 to 10 win against Pam Grant, Margaret Naylor and Sandra Breust (skip). Second place went to Scott Kennedy, Tony Cobcroft and Jon King (skip) who led 10 to eight after 11 ends before they cleared out for a 26 to 10 win against Vince Stocks, Darrel Goodridge and Jeff McCusker (skip). Thank you to Rapley and Sons for their continued support.
On Saturday the winners, decided by Lucky Rinks, were Peter Dillon and Greg Ryan (skip) who were down 10 to 12 after 13 ends and with never more than a couple of shots in it they came away with a 19 to 17 win against Tony Gors and John Downie (skip).
On Sunday we had one triples and a game of pairs with the winners decided by Lucky Rink and this Sunday it was Graeme Howden and Barry Lymbery (skip) who had a very close game early on where they were 10 all after 11 ends before they drew clear for a 22 to 11 win against Sue Waldock and Jan Rapkins (skip).
Four games were played this week, starting with Cindy Newell and her skip playing Neville Cork and Terry Lewis (skip). After a tight start Cindy and her skip started to draw clear, in the very trying conditions, to take the match 27 to 15. The next match was between Rod Holman and Tony Gors (skip) and Jim Constan and Sandra Breust (skip). The in-form pair of Rod and Tony led nine to eight after 11 ends but Jim and Sandra then got their bowls rolling and after putting some good ends together they drew clear to take the match 23 to 19. On Sunday Mick Cavic and Dave Herman (skip) took on Suzanne Dainer and Keith Pickett (skip) and after leading 11 to nine after 10 ends Mick and Dave attacked the jack and drew clear for a 27 to 12 win.
In the final match Pam Grant and John Scott (skip) played Clare Cork and Les Waldock (skip) and after a very even first half Clare and Les led 12 to 10 after 11 ends. The scores were all square on four occasions and on the last end Clare and Les were leading 21 to 19 but Suzanne and John moved the jack to hold two shots. Les, had one bowl to go, and like cream, he rose to the top and trailed the jack for two shots. Clare and Les took the hard-fought match 23 to 19.
Above: Willy Blink watches her bowl take the jack back while Barbara McNamara prepares to counter Willy's bowl.