A nice day on the Green

Match of the week at YWBC social bowls was hard to determine last week, when there were very diverse results across the board. But the stand out games were those between Judy Button’s and Jan Dunning’s teams on Tuesday 10th May and Kerry Pedder’s and Catherine Aitchison’s on Thursday 12th. The Tuesday game was extra special as it saw the return of Jan Dunning to a full game as skip, signifying both great form and great health. Sandra Dorman, Gwen Hoskin, and Jan really stretched the Karen Tyler, Jan Stamp, Judy Button combination – with the final score 15 to 12. It was a game of contrasting action by each team though, with Jan’s consistently scoring ones and twos, while Judy’s picked up multiples, including a 5 to get them on the board on the third end, and playing strongly throughout. While Jan’s team finished off in a flurry of 4 shots in the final three ends, they could not quite bridge the gap. Meanwhile, in the Bowlo Bucks on Tuesday 10th, was the lucky winners in the pairing of Sandy Owen and Judy Sinclair, runners up bucks went to Sonia Graham, Cheryl Deveney and the also just returned to bowls, Denise Collier. Maria Sakac and Pam Conley were the lucky in that they were drawn as consolation winners, but were really unlucky to lose a close, tough game against Bev Shatte and Lorraine Ashbury, 14-18. On Thursday 12th, in the stand out game, Sue Lindsay and Catherine Aitchison went down 15-18 to Val Pate and Kerry Pedder, but did take home the consolation bucks. In this game, Val and Kerry got out to a good lead 10-4 on 6, after stringing a nice run of multiples together, but Sue and Catherine hit back with their own twos and threes to get it back all square at 15-all on 13 ends. But from there Val and Kerry steadied to take singles on the final three ends and run out winners. Lucky winner on Thursday was the triples team of Barb Cross, Pam Conley (again) and Monica Conlan, while runners up were Beryl Mills, Ros Hippisley and Sonia Graham. Our representatives in the District Singles Competition last week did very well, with four progressing to the quarter finals, and two going through to play in this week’s semis. We are hoping for continued success. Wendy Ballantyne