ABOVE: From left to right Warren McDonald, John Nilon, Doug Starr.

Doug Starr is Maclean 2016 Open Singles Champion

ABOVE: From left to right Warren McDonald, John Nilon, Doug Starr.
ABOVE: From left to right Warren McDonald, John Nilon, Doug Starr.


On Sunday morning in perfect conditions for bowls and on a good running green, this years’ club premier event final of the Open Major Singles was played. With Doug Starr against the new District Champion Warren McDonald, the match was as expected a good exhibition of deft draw bowls with the occasional on shot.
Doug got the better of the earlier ends and after five ends led 14-0. Warren then began to find his form and the honours were shared with each player scoring thirteen shots apiece in the next fifteen ends. Warren really made life difficult for Doug during the final nine ends, scoring nine shots to four. However, Doug’s earlier lead held him in good stead and on the twenty-ninth end he reached the required thirty-one shots for victory. Congratulations to Doug and a very well done to Warren who has had a very good bowling year.
The first rounds of the Club Mixed Pairs have been set down for play this Saturday (June 4) for a 1pm start.
The Club Minor Pairs nominations close this Friday June 3 at 5pm.
The May round of the ‘Riverland Travel’ / ‘Travelling Cane Cutter’ bowlers was played last Friday. The leader Doug Starr (104) had a slight ‘hick-up’ which enabled the chasing pack to gain on him. The chasers had some shuffling in the pecking order also. Currently second is Stan McKenzie (79) followed by Trevor Govey (77) and Andy Lambie (67). A number of others are (50+). The June round will see the midway point of the event with some vouchers awarded to the then leaders. Lucky winners on the day were Athol Butcher, Michael Bailey & Trevor Govey.
The sheet is on the board for entries to our first Tournament of the year the ‘John Kelly’ Triples on Saturday June 2. Already there are teams in. Only 26 teams can be accepted so be quick. Nominations close on Friday June 1.
Bowls Results: Championships.
Sunday May 29 – Club Open Major Singles (final): Doug Starr d Warren McDonald 31 – 22.
Friday May 27 – Club Veteran Singles (Round 1): Ken Trim d Terry Radford 25 – 21.
Matches called for play this Saturday afternoon 1pm.
Club Mixed Pairs (Round 1): Eileen O’Keefe & Kerry Wells v Coral & Jim Shannon; Merle Ryan & Ben Lee v John Nash & Jane Hannah; Maureen Grimes & Jim Johnson v Caroline & Ron Byrum.
Round 2: Wendy Haselum & Garry Montgomery (win on forfeit); Joyce Cotton & Terry Johnson v Judy Parkes & Steve Jackson; Narelle Phelps & Ron Orr v Diana & Doug Starr; Pauline Stocking & Gary Scott v Carol Power & Scott Fell; June Watkins & Warren McDonald v Sandra Ferro & Don Plummer; E. Triffitt & Brett Pingel v John McKay & K. Hudson.
Bowlers please note that no matches will be set down for the following weekend as it will be Queens’ Birthday long weekend.