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Bruce Blanch is Yamba Senior Singles Champion

ABOVE: 2017 Senior Singles Champion Bruce Blanch. Image: Contributed.
The 2017 Senior Singles Champion was crowned on Sunday afternoon when Bruce Blanch defeated Bruce Angel in the final. These two bowlers had been the standout performers in the championship and had dominated their respective halves of the draw. The final was expected to be a colossal contest and the final score of 21 shots to seven did not truly reflect the closeness of the match. On many occasions when Bruce Angel looked as though he would score multiple shots and get himself back into the game, Bruce Blanch would produce an outstanding bowl to draw onto the jack and take the initiative away. Bruce Blanch deserved the victory and will now reign as the club’s senior singles champion for the next twelve months. The Yamba Travelling Bowlers hosted the Woolgoolga Wanderers on Sunday and managed to win the recently rejuvenated ‘Woopi Wanderers Trophy’ following a very enjoyable morning of mixed social bowls. A big thank you is extended to the members who volunteered to coordinate this highly successful visit. The next visit will be the Queensland War Veterans from Manly in Queensland who will make their regular pilgrimage to Yamba on Saturday August 19. A participation sheet for the Veterans’ visit is on the bench. The nomination sheet for the 2017 Handicap Fours Championship is on the notice board with nominations closing on Wednesday August 25. The first round of this popular and unique championship is scheduled for Saturday September 2. The 2017 Yamba Classic Pairs tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday October 14-15. The event is limited to 52 teams and already 40 have nominated. The nomination sheet is available at the club. Social bowls continues with pairs on Wednesday and triples on Friday. All games commence at 1pm and names need to be on the nomination sheets by 11.30am on the respective day of play. All nominations are guaranteed a game and visitors are most welcomed. Results from last week are as follows: Wednesday August 9 Winners: Bob Mansfield and Frank Upston; Runners-up: Reg Scadden and Doug Nancarrow; Encouragement: Bob Gunning and Russell Mazoudier. Friday August 11 Winners: Vern Gheller, Mike Colvill and Peter Johnson; Runners-up: Bob Mansfield, Bob Gunning and Russell Mazoudier; Encouragement: Bryan Dunne, Max Penfold and Don Neander. Don Freeman