There was a bit of respite from the hurley burley at YWBC last week, and quite a welcome break it was.
There was no bowls on Melbourne Cup day, but what a great girl power day it was for us to celebrate. However there was a good turn out on Thursday 5th despite threatening skies.
For triples day on Thursdays, selectors are requiring all bowlers to use only two bowls in preparation for the 2016 Pennant season, and there have been some very interesting games of two bowl triples and fours. Match of the round last Thursday resulted in a one-shot victory by Val Terry’s team of Gwen Hoskin, Sonia Graham and Kerry Pedder over Denise Burey’s of S Lindsay (visitor), Cheryl Deveney and Ruthie Fletcher. It was a game of oscillating fortunes, but Val’s team stormed home with a withering burst of 11 shots in 5 ends to take victory 17-16. However, neither of these teams was in the money, which went to Jen Ridgway, Wynn Bell and Judy Button who were drawn as lucky rink winners. Jen and Wynn played very well, and Judy remains in scintillating form, time again undoing the good bowling of Raels McKibbin, Jan Funnell and Monica Conlan to record a comfortable win.
Lucky runners up were Maria Sakac, Wendy Ballantyne and Kaye Mason who had a close game with Bev Shatte, Helen Atkinson and Cathryn Aitchison through 12 ends, but then through to the finish they dominated to chalk up a good win.
Isabel Neil’s team of Beryl Mills and Ros Dickson also had a convincing win over lucky Consolation winners, Helen Scott, Bev Lawson and Denise Collier.
In the remaining game Jan Stamp, Carol Casement and Robyn McPherson had a solid win over Colleen Beard, Ros Hippisley and Joan Scadden, despite Joan’s team staging a rear-guard action after being a long way behind. However, the busy times will resume as of this week, with the Nell Brown Shield set down for Tuesday 10th, the results of which will be published next week, Ham and Turkey Day on 24th and the Em Utting games at Maclean on 26th. Woven in, there will be the conclusion of the Mixed Fours, with the remaining semi – final, then the final, to be played as soon as possible. There is also a Mixed Pairs tournament on 6th December. Of note too is the Women’s Christmas Party on December 3rd and the Club’s Presentation Night on December 10th.