The 2015 Yamba Classic Pairs Tournament will be contested this weekend with 42 top teams from across the District and as far adrift as Albion Park, Wollongong registered to contest the event. Over $5,000 in prize money will be up for grabs with the winning team to pocket a bountiful $2,000. Games commence at 9am on both days and spectators are encouraged to journey to the club to witness first-class men’s pairs bowling.
The 2015 Mixed Fours Championship got underway at Yamba over the weekend with the men and women bowlers combining seamlessly to provide a display of mixed bowls excellence. The preliminary rounds on Saturday morning witnessed the combination of Gabby and Don Freeman and Pam and Paul Conley defeated Raels and Bob McKibbin, Cheryl Deveney and ‘Maz’ Mazoudier 28 shots to eight; Alan Abbott, Cathryn Aitchison, Judy Abbott and Martyn Wood were victorious over Steve Kliendienst, Ruthie Fletcher, Chris and Graham Cole 28 to 14; and a one shot victory by Peter Forrester, Roz Moore, Judy Button and Greg Dickman over Marg Thompson, Monica and Allan Conlan and Bruce Angel 22 shots to 21.
The quarter-finals featured games of great contrast with Jenny and Mark Scobie teaming with Kerry and Erik Pedder to thump Paul Conley’s side 32 to 13; Wendy and Bob Ballantyne, Kaye Mason and Allan Parker teamed to eventually get the better of Jane Pearson, Stuart Bell, Joan Scadden and Richard Skippings 25 to 13; the alliance between Helen and David Atkinson and Judy and Norm Sinclair was successful over Peter Forrester’s team 25 to 15; while Alan Abbott’s crew needed all their experience to defeat Gail Lindsay, Denise Burey, Trevor Bardsley and Graham Meany 23 shots to 18.
One semi-final was contested on Sunday with Mark Scobie and his team feeling the wrath of Bob Ballantyne and his bellicose team members going down 33 shots to ten. The remaining semi-final could not be played due to bowlers absent on District representational duties. Arrangements for this game and the final will be advised as soon as possible.
The Park Beach Pirates visited Yamba on Sunday for their yearly pilgrimage. Amongst the frivolity and incentive-inspired bowling, the 12 game shootout saw both sides register six victories. However, with Yamba being the current holders of the Boomerang Trophy, they managed to retain the trophy.
Social bowls continues with pairs played on Wednesday and triples on Friday. All games commence at 1pm and names need to be on the respective nomination sheets by 11.30am on the day of play. All nominations are guaranteed a game and visitors are most welcomed.
Results from last week were:
Wednesday 14th October:
Winners: Dave Atkinson and Wayne Curtis. Runners Up: Keith Smith and Martyn Wood. Consolation: Greg Dickman and Norm Sinclair.
Friday 16th October:
Winners: Ray Brown, Ian Lambert and Mike Hansen. Runners Up: Len Grimes, Geoff Ridgway and Andy Duke-Yonge. Consolation: Keith Smith, Paul Lozelle and Martyn Wood