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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Narooma Men’s Bowls Social Bowls Winners’ Circle

On Wednesday we had a good turnout of 42 bowlers but unfortunately we were rained out after 10 ends. Winners were decided by Lucky Rinks and this week the winners were Peter Hattam, Tony Gors and Greg Ryan (skip) who picked up five shots on the second end and maintained that margin for a 13 to eight win against Scott Kennedy, Tony Cobcroft and Peter Pickett (skip) Second place went to Garry Burke, Russell Smith and Rhys Budnick (skip) who had a great game where they picked up two shots on the last end to have a 13 to nine win against Terry Lewis, John Redman and John Voytas (skip). Visitor, Greg Ratford had a resting toucher at 1.56. Well done Greg. Thank you to Rapley and Son, Narooma Plaza, for their continued support.

On Saturday we had some very close games like the game which was selected as Lucky Rinks winner. Wayne Harmer and John Scott (skip) were all square at nine all after 13 ends and there was barely a shot in it throughout as they went on to take their match 21 to 20 against Peter Hattam and Jeremy Seaton (skip).

On Sunday we had two rinks of triples and two rinks of pairs with winners decided by Lowest Winning Score. Winners were Garry South and Pam Grant (skip) who led 17 to 13 after with two ends to go before letting Sue Bender and John Downie (skip) back into the game to be all square at 17 all, square on ends, but good on the coin toss to take the money. Second place went to Kaye Whiffen, Kathy South and Neal Verner (skip) who had a great match where they led nine to eight after 10 ends and the match remained close as they went on to a 19 to 17 win against Sue Waldock, Clare Cork and Jean Vos (skip). It has been very satisfying to see our bowlers being able to step up to unfamiliar positions when the occasion presents itself so thank you very much for helping the organisers.

Minor Pairs Championship

Two, first round matches were played on Sunday. Allan Chisholm was up against Peter Hiscox with Peter putting in a six end streak to run out to an early 15 to five lead. They shared ends for the rest of the match with Peter always having a margin and he ran out a 25 to 17 winner. In the other match Rhys Budnick played Rod Holman with Rhys getting away to a good start to lead 14 to seven after 14 ends. Rod came back to square the match 19 all after 23 ends but Rhys edged to the lead with the score 24 to 23 after 31 ends. The final end was like the game as a whole, nail biting, but Rod managed to keep two shots to lead for the first time in the match for a 25 to 24 win. What a great game.

To Ponder

Do you know what my favourite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

Above: Tony Palmer puts one down under the close attention of Dennis Maggs while Gail Palmer and Les Waldock check out the result of Tony's bowl.

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