GDSC men’s bowls

What has been a very busy week of bowls. The District pairs kicked off this week at Iluka, and a number of teams entered in the different events played in the district. There were mixed results with only two teams making it through to the semi-finals, namely G Taylor and N Joliffe and L Bond and K Landrigan. Good luck this Saturday and we know you will do the club proud.

The next round of the Club singles was played on Sunday morning. J Ryan and G Harrison had a close encounter with J Ryan eventually winning 31-24. K Evans was too strong winning 31-10 as was J Buckley who defeated J O’Shea 31-15. W McLeod played too well for L Basset winning 31-14, D Cutts d T Want 31-20 and G Taylor won out against L Bond 31-10. M Shorten pushed A Knox all the way in their game and only just missed winning with his last bowl, going down 31-29. One game was played during the week which saw P Goratschow coming from behind to win against J Pye 31-30.

Tuesday night TNT bowls has returned for 2019 with the Greens packed for some good social bowls.

The night winners were Fresh Dental, with runners up going to ‘Sanitair’ whilst the consolation prize was won by ‘BYO’.

The Clarence Valley Wholesalers resting toucher prize was won by B Wicks with a time of 18:54 whilst the City Centre Apartments resting toucher on Green 2 was won by M Walsh with a time of 20:15. Thanks to the sponsors the GDSC, Clarence Valley Wholesalers, McKimms Real Estate and the City Centre Apartments.

Wednesday had to be called off due to the extreme heat however, Friday saw 30 bowlers enjoy a change in the weather. The winner’s prize was won by D Moran and M Shorten, with runners up going to D Cutts and B Williams. The lucky losers came from the singles game, namely J Pye and marker M Walsh. The Tony’s Handyman and Home Maintenance Service resting toucher was won by S McClymont who was too quick for the other six bowlers with a time of 9:20.

Good luck to all who are still representing the club in the District games, and also to those who are playing in the Club singles.

Leith Basset