The Tuross Pennant 2 bowlers enjoyed their time recently at Forster, playing some very competitive bowls.
The first game on the Monday afternoon was against a team from Sawtell. This was a very warm afternoon. One side started off slowly getting used to a reasonably slick green and some wind interference. However, after settling down and finding our rhythm, we were pleased with the final result, going down by 3 shots overall and having a 1-4 rink result.
Special mention must go to Irene Macdonald, in her first pennant playoff, who under unexpected difficult circumstances for one side showed not only skill at the game but team leadership and fortitude. Irene put in a valiant effort as substitute skip, to successfully bring in the winning bowls on many occasions and enhance the confidence of her side for the second day.
The next morning we played a friendly team of ladies from Asquith. This time we enjoyed a delightful green, on a beautiful sunny morning. We achieved a pleasing, winning result in this game giving us a 5-0 rink result and overall result of 43-31.
The final game was against Tuncurry Beach who were dominant overall, but one of our sides won their rink, giving us another 1-4 rink result. One of the members of the Tuncurry Beach team is Sarah Boddington, who is a talented State player who has gone on to win the State Singles championship in the Championship playoff at Tamworth which followed the pennant week. It was good to see this standard of player in “full flight”, even though she lead her side to a very effective finish.
Tuncurry Beach was the overall winner of our Section 1 and went on to play on the Wednesday in the semi- final. We were runners-up in this section. However congratulations must go Munmorah United who were the eventual overall winners ( out of 14 teams) of the Pennant 2 competition with Bomaderry as runners – up.
Our good friends from Tathra Bowling Club in our Region were elated to be the winners overall of the Pennant 4’s. It was a joy to watch their excitement at the presentation of the State pennant flags.
The Tuross women were thrilled to represent their club at the playoff and thank everyone for their best wishes and support. We must congratulate several of our more experienced players who have played in at in at least 4 NSW State pennant playoffs. This is an amazing achievement for a small club such as ours. Two ladies have indicated it is time to make way for other younger players in the future. Special congratulations and thanks to Doreen Monks and Carol Williams who will be exceptionally good mentors and managers in the future.
Tuross is very lucky to have acquired several new, keen and very able bowlers, who will be an asset to our club. We will need to work very hard now to build up a strong squad to tackle future events at this level.
If you would like to join us, come along to social bowls on Tuesday mornings at 8:50am. You will be warmly welcomed.
Well done Tuross Head Country Club Women’s Bowling Club.
Left to Right:
Lorrie Bird ( Manager ), Carol Williams, Sue Fahey, Doreen Monks, Rita Downie,
Marg Downey, Lorraine Wake, Rose Farrington, Irene McDonald.